Jon Goode, Nigel Gaunt, and I attended the 1st Annual Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)/Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Continuous Flow Symposium held last week at GlaxoSmithKline in Stevenage, United Kingdom. Considering that this was the first time this particular event was held, it was very well attended. This was yet another reminder of what seems to be an ever increasing interest in continuous flow. Continue reading
Traditional offline methods to analyze reaction chemistry, such as High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy, and Gas Chromatography (GC), share a common problem: when a sample is removed for analysis, it may be altered or compromised resulting in significant analytical errors. The solution for this is Continue reading
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.