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Chemplant – test plant for chemistry

Chemplant is an experimental chemical plant that provides companies with a unique framework for demanding research and development.

Scaling possible in the test plant scale

The Chemplant, a test plant for chemistry, is an entity that serves the versatile and demanding research and development activities of companies. The operational core of the experimental plant is two pilot-scale reactors. The experimental plant is served by a laboratory environment that enables laboratory scale tests before the actual piloting.

After the functionality of chemical phenomena has been studied and verified on both laboratory and pilot scale, it is possible to scale phenomena and different stages of processes in the Chemplant environment to the test plant scale.

Thanks to high-quality experts from Centria UAS and universities in the region, the experimental factory environment offers companies strong practical expertise and theoretical competence at competitive prices. Companies also have access to practical support provided by the service provider in the pilot environment.

In addition to serving as a high-quality learning environment leading to a degree, Chemplant also serves the different training needs of companies.

Pilot – a versatile environment for research and development

The experimental factory environment is based on two pilot-sized reactors that enable, for example, research of chemical precipitation and enrichment phenomena. Some of the Chemplant meets the ATEX requirements to handle flammable and explosive substances. In addition to the reactors, the versatile environment also includes pre-treatment and separation equipment. The experimental factory environment changes according to the customer’s needs. For example, each unit process can be run independently if necessary.

High-quality development work in the laboratory environment

The laboratory environment has been developed to support the Chemplant entity. Laboratory scale tests are always carried out before the pilot. On a laboratory scale, chemical phenomena can be studied and measured, and the flow of the process can be monitored through analytics. In addition, the phenomena of the pilot phase can be monitored in the laboratory environment.


Kari Jääskeläinen