This case study outlines how research at Plymouth University in soil
science has been extended to
a new way of measuring and characterising porous solids and their pore
fluids by generating
realistic simulated three-dimensional void networks and is now being used
across a wide range of
industry sectors. The research has been pioneered, patented and marketed
and is available to
industry via the products Pore-CorTM and PoreXpertTM.
The approach has impacted nationally and
internationally across a range of sectors including energy companies such
as EDF and paper
production such as Hewlett Packard. It has improved efficiency and
operations in industry such as
in nuclear reactors and led to a University spin out company.