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Micro Instrumentation

2007 Edition, January 1, 2007

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  • Revision: 2007 Edition, January 1, 2007
  • Published Date: January 2007
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: John Wiley and Sons (WILEY)
  • Page Count: 523
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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The concept of process intensification aims to reduce capital costs by combining previously separate unit operations to increase process efficiency and throughput. To achieve this, existing process limitations need to be overcome, especially in mass and heat transfer. This can be implemented particularly well with micro-scale equipment, a very active area of development rapidly gaining in importance since other factors are also increasingly mitigating the size scale-up advantage of conventional plants, such as shipping and waste handling costs outweighing the actual conversion costs. The necessity of producing less waste and more product from less starting materials as well as safety and environmental issues led to the novel approach of combining micro-instrumentation with process intensification technologies to rapidly gather detailed online process information from high throughput micro-reaction equipment, allowing a much better understanding of the chemistry and improved models for optimizing while safely scaling the process more swiftly and at lower less costs. This first comprehensive treatment of the intertwined roles of micro-instrumentation, high throughput experimentation and process intensification as valuable tools for process analytical technology covers both industrial as well as academic aspects. First class editors and authors from top companies and universities provide interdisciplinary coverage ranging from chemistry and analytics to process design and engineering, backed by ample case studies and analytical data. For chemical and process engineers, analytical chemists, materials scientists, apparatus construction engineers, and those working in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Melvin V. Koch is director of the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry (CPAC) and Affiliate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He previously worked for the Dow Chemical Company in process research and analytical chemistry, reaching the level of Global Director of Analytical Sciences. Dr. Koch is active in coordinating developments in the field of process analytical technology between industry, government laboratories, and academia, and serves on the US FDA Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Sciences and on review committees at several US National Laboratories. Kurt M. VandenBussche currently manages the technical resources of UOP's Innovation Group. He holds a Masters and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Ghent, Belgium. In 1994, he joined Shell Research and Development in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as a hydrocracking process specialist. Since joining UOP LLC in December 1996, he has played a number of roles as a reaction engineering and process design consultant and later as a technical manager, and in 2002, became a founding member of UOP's Innovation Group. Dr. VandenBussche is a member of the executive board of ISCRE Inc and the author of a large number of scientific papers. He is the co-inventor of 15 patents and received the International DSM Award for Science and Technology for his contributions in the development of forced unsteady state operation of chemical reactors. Ray W. Chrisman is president of Atodyne Technologies and a visiting scholar at CPAC. He previously worked for the Dow Chemical Company in various technical and administrative roles in corporate R&D and analytical chemistry. This work involved developing new technology and the introduction and use of high throughput technology, including the development of patented micro-reactor systems for process characterization. He received his PhD from Purdue University and has 13 papers, a book chapter in the "Treatise on Analytical Chemistry" and 7 patents to his name.