Predictions in scale-up of fine chemical batch distillations

J.C.R. Knöps, J.C. Slaa, Bas Janssen, L.A. Hulshof

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Abstract

Batch processing has been viewed as unfashionable compared to large-scale continous processing, by engineers active in the mainstream chemical industry. This manifests itself in the lack of validated tools for the design of batch processes during fast-track scale-up activities. As part of a program to define a novel methodology for a reliable and speedy batch process design DSM Pharma Chemicals and Fontys University of Professional Education have cooperated in a case study. A tool was developed which can predict the behavior of large scale batch distillation processes by way of a fundamental approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-28
Number of pages2
JournalNPT Procestechnologie
Volume2
Issue numbermaart
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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