The development of electricity production from wind power is growing very rapidly in France and worldwide. IFP Energies nouvelles is involved in the energy transition as a research and training player. Associated with the growth of installed power, monitoring and maintenance of wind turbines is becoming a major challenge. It is therefore important to detect and characterize defects that may appear in these structures as soon as possible, in order to prevent any significant degradation. However, the small number of sensors installed on a wind turbine must be taken into account.
The Process Experimentation division at IFP Energies Nouvelles focuses on designing, constructing, operating and maintaining pilot facilities to support research projects carried out by other divisions or with industrial partners.
In a general trend of process intensification and due to a gain in interest of microfluidic applications in green chemistry, the objective of the thesis will be to develop a predictive numerical tool for the design of continuous miniaturized reactors. The thesis will focus on homogeneous catalysis for oligomerization of ethylene.