Project ProPAT

UAS involved: Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland

ProPAT (Robust and affordable process control technologies for improving standards and optimising industrial operations) was the first project granted to a Swiss Institution, within the H2020 program ( The Swiss Team is led by Prof. Yeretzian from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil.

“International cooperation, exchange, and extension of our networks are increasingly important for successful applied sciences – indeed it is an indispensable success factor. It is my firm believe that many of our future scientific and societal challenges can only be solved, when working within multidisciplinary and international teams. The ProPAT consortium, composed of 16 partners, is a unique opportunity for us to sharpen, apply and demonstrate such skills.” says Prof. Yeretzian.

ProPAT aims to develop novel sensors and analysers for providing measurements on composition, particle size and local bulk properties, as well as more traditional but smart sensors for measuring other process parameters, such as temperature, flowrate, pressure, etc., and integrate them into a versatile global control platform for data acquisition, data processing & mining and User Interface in order to measure properties of process streams and products, accurately and in real-time. The platform also provides self-learning and predictive capabilities aimed for dramatically reducing overcosts derived from even slight deviations from the optimum process.