Development of adaptive Production systems for Eco-efficient firing processes daphne
Start: 01.10.2012 – Duration: 36months
FoF.NMP.2012-1: Large scale integrating project

The DAPhNE project will design new continuous sustainable processes, such as for ceramic frit, cement, pozzolans and glass, using optimized MW technologies with real time self-adaptive control. Strategies common to the above processes will be developed in the frame of the DAPhNE project, to guarantee economies of scale for the targeted industries.

The overall scope of the DAPhNE project is to develop and demonstrate a package of integrated solutions for energy intensive, firing processes (ceramics, cement and glass), based on real time self-adaptive control systems for MW and process control and for tuning micro-wave technologies to the material characteristics, yielding real time information about the process energy consumption as well as the product quality.

The DAPhNE project brings together the ceramic, glass and cement industries to develop, test and demonstrate a package of modular and re-configurable solutions based on:

  • Self-adaptive control of high temperature MW processes as well as
  • Active control of production lines that incorporate the above proposed MW solutions, capable of maximizing autonomy and interaction capability with existing machinery and ensuring re-use of existing infrastructures.