Category Archives: Process Safety

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

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

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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

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

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

Optimization of Highly Reactive Chemistry – Reducing Risks

Highly reactive chemistry is the generic term referring to chemical reactions that pose a challenge due to the potentially hazardous and/or energetic nature of the reactants, intermediates and products that are present during synthesis. Highly reactive chemistries include Grignard, acid chloride, azide, halogenation, and hydrogenation.  Continue reading

Crystallization and Process Safety Symposium – Basel, Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland is a unique place with an impressive concentration of scientists and engineers focused on optimizing pharmaceutical and fine chemical processes. Continue reading

VisiMix Conference: Influence of Mixing in Your Process

Last week, I attended the VisiMix International Conference in Boston, MA.  Held at the Colonnade Hotel, the conference focused on the influence of mixing unit operations in your process and featured presentations by well-respected leaders in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries on topics including: Continue reading