Kemitek

Green chemistry and process scale-up

Cégep de Thetford

Kemitek’s mission is to help organizations to innovate in the fields of sustainable chemistry, green chemistry and process scale-up, while actively contributing to the continued existence of a regional centre of excellence of international reach.

Kemitek accompanies you from the idea to the marketed product through research and development services, technical assistance, testing, consulting, piloting and pre-commercial manufacturing.

Kemitek’s expertise include organic synthesis chemistry, formulation, development of chemical products and processes, process scaling and green chemistry.

Its equipment includes a synthesis laboratory, analysis laboratory and process control plant.

Kemitek

835, rue Mooney Ouest Thetford Mines G6G 0A5 418 338-1318

General Expertises

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Bioproducts
  • Biorefining
  • Biotechnology
  • Cellulosic products
  • Chemistry and green chemistry
  • Circular economy
  • Composites
  • Cosmetics and cosmeceuticals
  • Environment
  • Environmental technologies
  • Industrial bioprocesses
  • Industrial ecology
  • Industrial waste
  • Industry 4.0
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Mining
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural health products
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals products
  • Polymers
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Renewable energies
  • Sustainable chemistry
  • Sustainable development

Specific expertises

  • Analysis methods
  • Coatings and adhesives
  • Cosmetics and nutraceuticals
  • Deformulation
  • Economic feasibility
  • Extraction
  • Formulation
  • Fuels
  • Green chemistry
  • Industrial bioproducts
  • Materials
  • Mechanical fluids/tribology
  • Process monitoring
  • Surfactants/detergents
  • Sustainable chemistry

Areas of intervention

  • Agri-food and bio-food sectors
  • Biomedical industry
  • Bioproducts
  • Biotechnology
  • Cellulosic products
  • Chemical industry
  • Chemistry and green chemistry
  • Circular economy
  • Clean technologies
  • Composites
  • Environment
  • Environmental technologies
  • Future resources
  • Industrial ecology
  • Industrial waste
  • Industry 4.0
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Mining
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Polymers
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Renewable energies
  • Sustainable development

Examples of applications

  • Daily algae: biomaterial sweeteners
  • Development of a new green product for wood treatment
  • Development of a selective oxidation process of oleic acid for the production of two high added value derivatives: azelaic acid and pelargonic acid
  • Development of an oleochemical polyurethane
  • Development of lubricants for formwork
  • Development of waterproofing coatings for the green building sector
  • Extraction of oils in marine algae
  • Improvement of biodiesel formulations to increase oxidative stability
  • Optimization of biodiesel production
  • Scaling of active ingredient extraction processes for the nutraceutical sector
  • Study of the use of oleochemical plasticizers for polyethylene recycling

Equipments

  • 1H and 13C NMR
  • Automated flash point
  • Automated titrator
  • Deflagration pilot plant
    • Bag filter, press filter, vessel with filtering bottom, vertical filter press, Nutsche filter, automatic cleaning filter
    • Basket centrifuge
    • Capacitors
    • Cold fractionation pilot plant
    • Compressed air, steam, inert gas, chilled water and vacuum systems
    • Decanter (110 L)
    • Grain press
    • Stainless steel reactors (20L, 120L, 200L, 400L and 800L, 600 psig maximum)
    • “Wiped film” distillation pilot plant
  • DSC / TGA
  • Four-Ball friction and wear test
  • FTIR
  • GC-FID
  • GC-MS + headspace
  • HPLC, GPC-MS with fraction collector
  • Kinetic and Brookfield viscometer
  • Parr high pressure reactor (2L)
  • Penetrometer
  • Pour and automated cloud point
  • Rancimat / RPVOT
  • Rotary evaporator (20L)
  • UV-visible