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Home > News > GEA Process Engineering in the forefront of new technology: Spray drying of nano particles allows safe industrial use

February 26th, 2010

GEA Process Engineering in the forefront of new technology: Spray drying of nano particles allows safe industrial use

Abstract:
GEA Niro, a technology centre in GEA Process Engineering, has helped to solve the problem of how nanotechnology can be used industrially, taking into account health, safety and environmental protection. A team from the company has developed a method that makes it possible to bind suspended nanoparticles in a granular form to minimize the risk of handling particles. This makes it possible to produce finished products that exploit the extraordinary properties found in nano-structured materials in a safe environment.

The work has been done within the framework of the EU-funded development project SAPHIR - Safe & Controlled Integrated Production of High-tech Multifunctional Materials and their Recycling. By using nano technology industrialists hope to develop a wide range of innovative products including: car windows that don't steam up; paint and dyed substances that don't fade when exposed to light; fabrics that reject dirt and stains; and super-high-strength, lightweight industrial components.

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