Modular Chemical Process Intensification: Discovering Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

This webinar is part of a PI Webinar Series sponsored by the RAPID Manufacturing Institute. The webinars are free to RAPID Members.
Live Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
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Modular chemical process intensification (MCPI) has the potential to provide competitive advantage through reductions in capital and operating costs.  MCPI is just beginning to be leveraged in specialty chemical markets and those firms who are the first to market will hold competitive advantage in the marketplace.

This 60-minute webinar will introduce you to methods for identifying process intensification opportunities and for overcoming barriers to implementing novel intensified components and modules.  Examples will illustrate characteristic time scale analysis, estimating the cost of intensified components, implementation of intensified modules and business case analysis for MCPI.

Attend this webinar and learn about:

  • The importance of characteristic time scale analysis for identifying opportunities for process intensification
  • What methods exist to produce and manage the cost of specialized, intensified reactor components
  • What barriers might exist in advancing modular construction using specialty PI components
  • The effects of modular construction on the capital and operating costs of a particular MCPI application

This webinar is part of ongoing Education & Workforce Development efforts of the RAPID Manufacturing Institute. Webinars are free to employees of RAPID member organizations and available to AIChE Members through use of member credits. 


Brian Paul

Brian K. Paul is the Tom and Carmen West Faculty Scholar and a Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU) where he conducts research in manufacturing process design, materials joining and hybrid additive manufacturing.  Professor Paul has authored more than 100 refereed publications, received twelve U.S. patents (six licensed), and helped 15 companies advance microchannel and nanotechnology toward the marketplace, four formed from work with his graduate students.  In 2013, Professor Paul was invited to serve as the Assistant Director of Technology...Read more

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