The 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting took place October 16 to 21 in Minneapolis, MN. The AIChE Annual Meeting is a terrific event to:
- Learn about the latest research and developments in application areas that include crystallization, particle processing, fermentation, and granulation.
- Learn about emerging application areas such as biofuels, nanomaterials, green chemistry and green engineering.
- Network with other Chemical Engineers
Among the numerous sessions on crystallization and evaporation, a session was chaired by Bing-Shiou Yang (Principal Engineer, Boehringer Ingelheim) and co-chaired by my colleague, Terry Redman: PAT for Crystallization Development and Manufacturing. This session included presentations on recent applications of Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) for development and manufacturing of crystallization processes. Process Analytical Technology (PAT) applications included various spectroscopy (FTIR, NIR, Raman), particle size distribution and particle counting techniques (FBRM®, PVM®), and other online or inline monitoring or sensing techniques. Novel approaches and methodologies to drive crystallization development were discussed. During this PAT for Crystallization Development and Manufacturing session, I presented the paper – Enhanced Resolution for More Accurate Inline Particle Measurements In Crystallization.