The difficulty with the production of ionic liquids lies in the very severe exothermic reactions; in other words, a large amount of heat is released suddenly. As a result of the development of a new process, it has been possible to regulate the energy being released with reasonable effort and cost. The process that uses the chemical basis of Prof. Dr. Löwe is based on an idea by Dr. Rainer Pommersheim and it should facilitate the continuous and industrial manufacture of the ionic liquids. The core of the process, on the one hand, is the specially developed nozzle head, which reduces the reaction time considerably while manufacturing the ionic liquids. On the other hand, two highly precise dosing pumps are used, which dose the reactants required in an accurately defined ratio.
Ionic liquids as "green" solvent
What are ionic liquids?
Development and detail design
The process engineering plant