Nizhny Novgorod becomes nucleus of Russia?s high-tech chemistry

Nizhny Novgorod becomes nucleus of Russia?s high-tech chemistryLobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, in the mid-Volga area, has been picked to become the core of a project aimed at creating the National Center for High-Tech Chemistry in Russia.

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN), in the mid-Volga area, announced last week that it has been picked to become the core of a project aimed at creating the National Center for High-Tech Chemistry in Russia. One of the most important aspects the future UNN-based National Center will focus on is microreactor technology related R&D. The technologies have already been widely tapped in the pharmaceutical, oil refining and other sectors in Europe, the U.S., and Japan. Microreactor technologies are assumed to be able to make industrial processes safer, and much more economical, too. They are believed to enable users to trim down production costs by dramatically reducing the size and area of production premises (by as much as an estimated factor of 1,000), minimizing environmental protection costs through lowering eco-related risks associated with chemical production, and reducing the time required to complete a production process...