Category Archives: Process Development and Scale-up

R&D and Manufacturing for Polymers, Fuels and Chemicals

Our latest R&D and Manufacturing for Polymers, Fuels and Chemicals Symposium in Houston on July 24 was a success.  The event featured well recognized experts, including: Continue reading

Amgen Chemical and Process Development Event

With about 80 participants, the Best Practices in Chemical and Process Development Information Sharing Event organized by METTLER TOLEDO and kindly hosted by Amgen in Cambridge, MA on April 10, was clearly a success. It featured best practices presentations around the theme of chemical development in the local pharma industry from Continue reading

Reaction Calorimetry & FTIR For Kinetic & Catalysis Reactions

While preparing to present seminars at Chemical and PetroChemical companies in Texas, I conducted a brief search for scientific publications describing the use of real time in situ ATR-FTIR or reaction calorimetry. Continue reading

Reaction Calorimetry For Safe Process Scale-up

Reaction calorimetry provides information quickly which can be applied to quantify the risks and criticality associated with a chemical process. Reaction calorimetry helps identify key process parameters, including: Continue reading

Separations in Mining and Oil Sands Operations

Separation of water from fine tailings in mining and oil sands operations has been a challenge.  To speed water recycle, the density of dispersed particles is increased to form sediments. Continue reading

Process Development Event – Durham, NC

On May 14, my colleagues and I will host an Information Sharing Event at the Marriott Hotel at Research Triangle Park.  This is a free event intended for scientists interested in learning about applications for chemical process development.  We have six speakers from industry and academia for this event: Continue reading

Best Practice For Inline Particle Size Characterization

 Chemists, engineers, and biologists are often challenged by processes involving particle or droplet systems. Solid or liquid dispersion, homogenization, agglomeration, or precipitation can create variability in product stability and manufacturing throughput. To develop and manufacture world class products at competitive costs, scientists and engineers use inline particle size measurements to optimize process conditions and consistently meet product quality specifications, at the bench or in manufacturing. Continue reading

19th International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization – BIWIC 2012

During BIWIC 2012 (19th International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization) in China, I will present a poster – Amalgamated Sugar Experiences with Inline Particle Size, Shape, and Count Characterization:  Real-Time Crystal Nucleation and Growth Rates in an Industrial Semi-batch Crystallizer. Continue reading

Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Conference

In conjunction with the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, a Process Scale-up, Process Safety, Hazards Evaluation, Mass Transfer and Mixing Challenges Conference will be held on August 14 and 15 at Texas A&M University.  Conference topics include: Continue reading