Certech is a research & development partner and supplier of analytical and technological services for companies involved in activities related to chemistry: polymers; pharmaceutical, medical and health care; environment and energy; automobile and transport; packaging; construction.
Our mission is to provide innovative solutions for the improvement or development of products and processes, in agreement with the principles of sustainable chemistry and circular economy to meet industrial and societal needs.
A multidisciplinary team of 40 highly qualified and experienced, responsive and customer-focused employees in the field of materials, processes and environment.
Certech owns equipment which reach high pressures and temperatures while ensuring continuous operations. Expertise has been developed about the intensification of microreactors.
Both our expertise and our equipment are dedicated to work on public and industrial-funded projects in the field of recycling, solid waste valorisation in a continuous mode as well as extraction and purification of biomaterials for a medical use.
Our expertise in process intensification covers numerous applications such as:
Treatment of liquid hydrocarbons
An intensified reactor was designed to perform a continuous chemical treatment of liquid hydrocarbons under high pressure and temperature.
Compared to a classical process, this equipment and this process reduce the residence time in the reactor from several hours to a few minutes. This improvement results in a reduction of the capital investment for the customer.
Catalytic cracking of solid plastic waste
An intensified reactor has been developed for the continuous thermal treatment of solid plastic waste, in order to produce liquid hydrocarbons. This system provides a solution both to the heat transfer and to the heterogeneous materials feeding issues, well-known in classical batch processes.
Valorisation of biomass by solvolysis
Work is in progress at Certech to valorise biobased waste by solvolysis using green solvents in sub- or supercritical conditions (high temperature and pressure). The sustainability of these products will be increased by the use of a renewable energy.