Process Intensification Principles: Time – PI in the Temporal Domain

Originally delivered Aug 22, 2018
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In this 60-minute webinar, you'll explore process intensification in the temporal domain. Here, the underlying manipulative parameter for process intensification is time.

In this domain, two approaches can be distinguished. The first approach concerns introduction of purposeful dynamic (usually periodic or cyclic) operation of process units. Oscillatory flow reactors, reverse flow reactors, periodic operation of trickle bed reactors, cyclic distillation, pulse combustion, pressure swing adsorption, desorptive cooling, variable volume operation of stirred tank reactors are some prominent examples in this category.

The second approach is based on the combined application of novel reactor designs and operating windows and aims at manipulation (usually extreme shortening) of targeted reaction or transport events within a reactive process in order to control the product distribution as the main goal. This approach can be seen for instance in the transformation of gaseous and solid (oxygenated) hydrocarbon fuels to higher value products.

This webinar is part 8 of a 10-part webinar series sponsored by the RAPID Manufacturing Institute. Webinars are free to RAPID Members. Click here for more information about the PI Webinar series and to register for additional webinars in this series.


Andrzej Stankiewicz

Full Professor and Chair of Process Intensification at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and Director of TU Delft Process Technology Institute.  With almost 40 years of industrial and academic research experience he is author of numerous scientific publications on process intensification, chemical reaction engineering and industrial catalysis. Prof. Stankiewicz is one of the pioneers of process intensification. He is principal author and co-editor of the world’s first book on Process Intensification. The book was recently translated to Chinese. Prof. Stankiewicz is also...Read more

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