Since the Seattle area is well known for biotech, I was not surprised when the November Puget Sound American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) meeting focused on the cell fermentation process at Amgen. The AIChE meeting featured the presentation by Amgen’s Anna Senczuk: Continue reading
The 2010 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting will be held November 14 to 18 in New Orleans. As thousands of pharmaceutical scientists from around the world prepare to gather for the AAPS conference that is being held in conjunction with the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s (FIP) Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC), I wanted to highlight some papers that will discuss how to track particle distribution in real-time:
Recently, I was reviewing an interesting presentation Asphaltenes, Waxes, Emulsions, and Oil Supensions: Inline Particle and Droplet Measurement. This discusses how particles and droplets cause problems in pipeline flow, with special focus on flow assurance optimization using:
- Methane gas hydrates
- Oil-water emulsions
- Asphaltene precipitates/wax crystallization
- Sand-water separations
If you are interested in additional ideas on how to measure particle and droplet distributions in dark crude oil or dense drilling fluids, you may want to view this presentation on flow assurance.