Monday, November 13, 2006: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Union Square 25 (Hilton San Francisco)
#52 - Unit Operations: Scale up and Scale-down in Pilot Plants (T5002)
Scale up of unit operations from laboratory to commercial is a critical issue for successful process development. Scale down is often needed to design laboratory or pilot equipment to reproduce commercial performance, for testing of new process concepts, catalysts, solvents, or conditions. This session is devoted to case studies and best practices in scale up and scale down in process development and pilot plants.
Chair:Joseph B. Powell
CoChair:Osman Aboul-Nasr
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:35 AMPilot Plant Testing Results in Successful Liquid-Liquid Extraction Scale-up
Donald J. Glatz, Wendy Parker
9:00 AMPilot Plant Politics: Scaling up from Small Pilot Plants to Commercial Production Plants
Jonathan H. Worstell, David S. Brown
9:25 AMReactor Scale-down for Pilot Plant, Bench Scale, and Multi-Throughput Units
Joseph B. Powell
9:50 AMScaling Two Phase Batch and Semi-Batch Chemical Processes from Laboratory Scale to Commercial Scale
Jonathan H. Worstell
10:15 AMDevelopment of an Adsorption Model Using Aspen Custom Modeler as a Troubleshooting and Optimization Tool for Plant Processes
Salvador Aldrett, Jonathan H. Worstell
10:40 AMConcluding Remarks

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