Sustainable Ultrasonically Enhanced Chemical Processes (SUSONENCE)
The major objective of the project is the first application of ultrasonically enhanced surface modification processes for removing surface layers, etching, and texturing a variety of substrates (metallic, polymer, ceramic) with greatly decreased chemical consumption that will enable a step-change in competitiveness within the surface finishing and printed circuit board manufacturing sectors, whilst significantly decreasing environmental impact. The project aims to implement first industrial plants within partner SME’s facilities in the metal finishing and printed circuit board-manufacturing sectors. Key factors in the potential uptake of the developed technology are considered to be the increasing costs of raw materials, energy, treatment of waste and ultimately the disposal of waste from site, which are all projected to continue to rise inexorably due to a combination of legislative demand in the instance of waste and escalating world demand, primarily from Eastern manufacturing areas. As a result, there is both a competitive need and an opportunity for significant cost benefits in the reduction of direct manufacturing overheads.
Name: Dr. Philip Rodney Kellner
Tel: +44 7932 801528