BETTER PROCESSES FOR
BIGGER PROFITS
5th International Conference on
Process Intensification for the Chemical Industry

Maastricht, The Netherlands: 13-15 October 2003

Proceedings from this Conference are available as a bound volume from Mrs. Marian Rolfe, BHR Group. For further information about future conferences in this series, please see our Events List or contact:Mrs Catriona Rolfe, Conference Organiser

FOREWORD

INTENSIFIED PROCESSES

How to do PI - what we can learn from applications to processes
H van den Berg, Universities of Twente and Gent and also Chairman of Novem, The Netherlands

Process intensification in an integrated urea-melamine process
T T Tjioe, R G J Willems,, DSM, The Netherlands

An interpretation of the Altam caprolactam production process using the conceptual design methodology
K Koop, B Kiewiet, H van den Berg, A G J van der Ham, University of Twente, The Netherlands

MULTIPHASE INTENSIFICATION

In-line processing for intensifying multi-phase contacting operations
A M Al Taweel, M El-Ali, F Azizi, H G Gomaa, B Liekens, Dalhousie University, Canada; D Odedra, Bayer Inc, Canada; A Uppal, Imperial Oil, Canada

High performance gas/liquid ejector technology for intensified oxidation processes
P H M R Cramers, J E Juvet, Davy Process Technology AG, Switzerland

Debottlenecking the route to process intensification
J Middleton, R Jackson, BHR Group, UK

Dynamic spargers: a novel approach to intensifying gas/liquid contacting operations
A M Al Taweel, Dalhousie University, Canada, J J Luo, New Jersey Centre for Engineered Particulates, USA, D Wang, Dalian University of Chemical Technology, China

Smart gas-liquid-solid contacting for process intensification
M Kreutzer, F Kapteijn, J Moulijn, Delft University, The Netherlands

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

Modular microreaction platform for process development and production
W Ehrfeld, U Ehrfeld, T Bieber, F Herbstritt, O Koch, M Kroschel, T Merkel, C Raffa, A Salmon, F Schael, T Schwank, Ehrfeld Mikrotechnick AG, Germany

High-throughput experimentation with a micromixer based, automated serial screening apparatus for multiphasic fluid reactions
H Pennemann, V Hessel, H-J Kost, H Löwe, Institut for Mikrotechnick Mainz GmbH, Germany, C de Bellefoon, N Pestre, T Lamouille, P Grenouillet, Laboratoire Génie des Procédés Catalytiques, France

CASE HISTORIES

Industrially viable configurations for a heat intergrated distillation column
L Sun, Z Olujic, A de Rijke, P J Jansens, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Membrane gas/liquid contractors
O Falk-Pederson, M S Grønveld, P Nøkleby, Kvaerner Process Systems, Norway; K Bac, Aker Kvaerner, The Netherlands

PI thinking applied to natural gas treating
D Eimer, Norsk Hydro Oil & Energy Research Centre, Norway

DRIVERS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Drivers for process intensification
E Hutchinson, Environmental Engineering Manager GlaxoSmithKline, UK

An overview of opportunities at the interface between process intensification and nanotechnology
N F Glen, NEL, Scotland; J R Howarth, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scotland

Process Intensification: Bigger profits, yes - but don't forget safety!
J C Etchells, HSE, UK

The CHEEC Project - CHeap Energy efficient Ethylene Cracker
A Gottschalk, P Hinderink, G Schembecker, Process Design Centre B V, Germany; P Frenken, T Hubbers, SABIC EuroPetrochemicals B V, The Netherlands, H Leunk, M Steijns, DOW Benelux N V, The Netherlands

CONTINUOUS PROCESSING

Intensified flexibility by converting batch production to continuous process operation
G J C Kraaijveld, A K Wemmers, TNO Environment, Energy and Process Innovation, The Netherlands; K Smallenburg, TNO Industry, The Netherlands

Opportunities offered by narrow channel technology for processing industry
R. Jachuck, J. Burns and G. Trippa, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

About BHR Group
BHR Group is a leading centre of expertise in engineering with fluids, which has performed contract research, development and consultancy for international clients since 1947.

BHR Group has been active in the field of Process Intensification for over 15 years, and provides a range of services and products to help industry implement PI solutions. Its Fluid Mixing Processes (FMP) consortium, supported by most of the major chemical and pharmaceutical companies worldwide, provides its members with design data, guides and software for both batch and high intensity, inline mixing and reactor equipment. BHR Group has been instrumental in developing and promoting combined chemical reactor heat exchanger technologies, and more recently has developed the FlexReactor technology. Consultancy services range from PI audits and modelling to full process and plant design.

BHR Group transfers technology and information to a wide range of industries through Software, Publications, Technical Information Services, Conferences, Seminars, Specialist Training and the Process Technologies Post-Graduate Training Centre.

More Information
For further information, please contact:Mrs Catriona Rolfe
, Conference Organiser, BHR Group Limited, The Fluid Engineeering Centre, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AJ, UK Tel: +44 01234 750422 UK Fax: +44 01234 750074

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