Irilliant’s technology allows for the continuous and extremely efficient production of nearly mono-dispersed colloidal solutions of nanoparticles via a unique Chemical Aerosol–Flow Synthesis (CAFS) method. CAFS is the only way to allow the large scale production of good quality nanomaterials necessary for the imminent price-reduction demands of an explosively growing technology sector.
Aerosol-based methods are widely used for the production of highly dispersed metal oxide powders for the pigment industry, deposition of thin films of materials, and in many other applications.
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The scalability of the CAFS technology allows the flexibility of tailoring the processes, the necessary equipment, and of course the resultant cost of the produced material to the specific needs of levels of production. The technology can have a highly diverse capacity level, while still producing the same quality of nearly monodisperse colloidal solutions.
Currently we are envisioning 2 different levels of capacity; the CAFS – MC (Medium Capacity) and CAFS – HC (High Capacity) manufacturing processes that can have a dramatic effect on the resultant cost of nanomaterials.
Although the resultant cost of the produced materials will vary (based on the types of materials being manufactured and the level of complexity of the final construct), we give below specific examples for CdSe core quantum dots in toluene, which is one of the most “mature” nanomaterials commercially available to date.
The plot shows the production capacity of the two CAFS versions of production (in grams per hour) compared to what we know from the most advanced and developed existing methods of producing CdSe core quantum dots in Toluene.
The CAFS-MC method has already a15 times higher capacity than the most developed commercial production methods of synthesis.
With respect to production levels, our CAFS-HC method can outperform other existing manufacturing processes with an unprecedented 400 times higher throughput level. Note that there is no perceived limitation on the throughput of the CAFS technology. Capacities higher than 40 grams per hour could be attained.
The resultant cost savings from such an increased throughput process for the production of CdSe core quantum dots in toluene are showcased below.
It is clear from the plot above that the unprecedented high-throughput production capacities of a method such as CAFS can lead to unparallelled cost savings for the resultant product unmatched by any other manufacturing process.
Scalability – The currently available competing processes of small scale production of nanoparticles in solution in small chemical glassware is difficult if not impossible to scale-up. The Irilliant aerosol-based method is scalable just like many other industrial processes for synthesis that are aerosol or spray based.
High quality – The quality of our products is comparable to that of nanomaterials obtained in small scale glassware. In many instances, it is actually better than what other competitors offer.
Versatility – The CAFS method can be applied for the synthesis of practically any material that can be synthesized in a chemical lab.
Price – Since the CAFS method of production is continuous and simple, the cost for the equipment, service, and eventually, that of the final product will be much lower than the final product obtained by competing batch methods.
Unprecedented cost reduction:
A reduction of cost from 100 to 10,000 times lower than existing manufacturing methods can be achieved using Irilliant’s scaled up production technology.