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Time-Scale Analysis: A Process Intensification Tool

Originally delivered Oct 16, 2019
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When developing chemical process modules or analyzing a plant flow-sheet diagram one needs a tool to recognize the elements of the process where process intensification is needed and in what direction these process intensification innovations should be targeted. Time Scale Analysis & Characteristic Times is one such tool.

In this 60-minute webinar Dr. Goran Jovanovic discusses Time-Scale Analysis and Characteristics Times which are are novel and useful tools in the analysis of the performance of microscale-based reactors, unit operations, and plant flow-sheet diagrams envisioned as microscale-based chemical processes. Transport phenomena, reaction kinetics, and phase contacting in microstructured architecture can be easily represented by unique time constants, which enable observing/understanding these processes through the lens of Characteristic Times.

Characteristic Times embed themselves easily into the Time-Scale Analysis (TSA) approach, which enables assessment of preliminary designs of microreactors and unit operations. TSA also enables identification of segments in process technology where Process Intensification may be useful or desired.

Attend this 60-minute webinar and learn:

  • The origins of the Characteristic Times
  • How to use the Time Scale Analysis & Characteristic Times tool
  • To recognize where the Process Intensification innovation is needed in the design of chemical process units
  • To determine in which direction the process intensification innovation should be developed

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Photo Credit: Dr. Goran Jovanovic and Dr. Igor Plazl


Goran Jovanovic

Dr. Jovanovic received his B.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from Belgrade University (Belgrade, Serbia). He was awarded the Fulbright Grant for graduate study in the US where he received his M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering. Dr. Jovanovic taught chemical engineering at Belgrade University from 1980 to 1991.  In 1991 he moved back to the US at Oregon State University (OSU) where he is Professor at the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (CBEE). Dr. Jovanovic served in the leadership of the ATAMI institute, and he is the lead Principal...Read more

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