AIChE 2010 – Analytical and Optimization Tools in Pilot Plants Session

Among the presentations in the Advanced On-Line Analytical and Optimization Tools in Pilots Plants Session at the 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting will be the New Developments in Heat Transfer Scale Down and In Situ FT-IR Scale-up From the Lab to the Plant.  The presentation, which will be given by Leen Schellekens, will include the challenges that Chemical Engineers face in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, including globalization, environmental and safety regulations, and shortening product life cycles and the ever increasing time pressure for commercial releases.

Breakthroughs in process operations and modeling have become necessary to achieve energy and material efficiency gains supporting shorter process development and scale-up times and improving the environmental, safety and economical profile of chemical processes.  The presentation will focus on how those breakthroughs are made possible by the use of Process Analytical Technologies and reactor systems that are designed for real time in situ Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) as a real time chemistry monitoring technique from lab to plant.