Product and Process Design – Second edition

'Product and Process Design: Driving Sustainable Innovation' has been renewed, the second edition is up for sale now (in paperback and digital form) at De Gruyter. Thise second edition contains examples and exercises, so that it can be used as a textbook in education....

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New 4 day online course: Process Scale-up

A new Process Scale-up course from Harmsen Consultancy will be given March 18-21, 2024. The 4 Day online “Advance Process Scale-Up” course focus is on the introduction and scale-up of new processes and new process equipment, including process intensified equipment,...

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Interesting contact and information from ECCE 2023

Chemical Engineering for pharmaceutical process design and scale-up I attended the European (Bio)Chemical Engineering Congress (ECCE14, ECAB7) in Berlin 17-21 September 2023 and selected for the parallel sessions the topic ‘Chemical engineering for medicine’. This...

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Distillation Scale-up course challenge

A client ordered a course session on distillation scale-up. I thought about this challenge and this triggered my memory on the subject. In the equipment engineering department of my previous employer 4-6 people developed distillation trays and packings for over 50...

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Engineering for a better tomorrow

This was the title of the Dutch Process Technology Symposium at Twente University 6-7 July 2023. The whole symposium was about sustainability and circularity in a very lively atmosphere. The context: a cinema, with wide corridors and many round tables, facilitated...

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Vocabulary chemical reaction engineering

Here are some phrases used in chemical reaction engineering: Chemical Reaction Engineering Chemical reaction engineering is the proper bringing to practice of chemical reactions. This definition stems from one of the founding fathers of chemical engineering; Octave...

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Demo plant instead of pilot plant?

Demo plant instead of pilot plant? The benefits of having a down-scaled integrated pilot plant if the commercial scale process design contains more than 4 new process steps or a recycle stream, or a new solids process step, or a crude solids feed has to be processes...

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Vocabulary Chemical Engineering in Pharma

Vocabulary Chemical Engineering in Pharma A quiet revolution is occurring in the pharma industry where now chemical engineering methods are introduced in research, design, development, and implementations by many pharmaceutical companies. This quiet revolution is due...

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EFCE Process Intensification Award & EPIC 2023

EFCE Process Intensification Award for Industrial Innovation and Congress EPIC 2023, (Warsaw) interesting for industry Companies are encouraged to consider applying for the EFCE Process Intensification Award for Industrial Innovation. This award is presented to an...

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