Sponsored Technology Workshops at the 2017 Annual Meeting

Learn about the latest technologies that can help your research at Sponsored Technology Workshops. Companies will provide you with an opportunity to see the most cutting edge developments in chemical engineering technology that can help you in your current and future positions. 

Sponsored Technology Workshops

Indian Oil Corporation
Process Systems Enterprise
Quantachrome Instruments
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.

ANSYS: Simulation and analysis software for Chemical and Process Engineering  

Monday, October 30, 3:15-4:30 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101J

Engineering problems and projects are now cross functional and multi-disciplinary.  The industry investments are increasingly more complex driven by for requirements for sustainability, energy efficiency, higher performance, and global competition. Built on a set of well-establish physics based modeling and computational techniques engineering simulation has moved from R&D center use to a broader enterprise deployment.
This workshop is designed to highlight the advancements in computational physics tools with focus on material, Chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Technical examples will include modeling capabilities and applications in reaction and combustion, multiphase, fouling, erosion- corrosion, mixing, separation. The content and presentation delivered by industry experts are pulled together to benefit current uses of engineering simulation software (CFD, DEM, FEA, Electromagnetic, System) as well as group leaders, managers, professors, and graduate students interested to learn about the latest advancements in physics based simulation software.

Chemstations: Integrating Global Simulation Competition into Senior Design

Monday, October 30, 12:30-1:15 PM
Tuesday, October 31, 8:00-8:45 AM, 12:30-1:15 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101J

University of New Hampshire Assistant Professor, Jeffrey Halpern, engaged his students in the 2017 Process Simulation Cup as part of their design course.  Dr. Halpern will join Chemstations at this workshop to share learnings from this experience.  The Process Simulation Cup is a global competition to optimize a given flowsheet representing a typical optimization problem. The Process Simulation Cup is open to university students, providing a way for them to both test and demonstrate advanced use of a process simulator.  Learn more about the Process Simulation Cup below or at https://www.process-simulation-cup.com/about-cup/.

The Process Simulation Cup is a unique chance for chemical engineering students to learn about process simulation and to gain valuable industry exposure.  The task is to optimize a given flowsheet representing a typical optimization problem of the chemical, pharmaceutical or life science industries.  The challenge problem is believed to have several local optima and a global optimum, but no closed solution.  Finding an optimum requires tenacity and ingenuity - both are desirable professional skills for an excellent engineer.  Awards are presented for the participant & institution who has submitted the best design variables.  In February 2018, the 2017 Process Simulation Cup champion will be announced. The Process Simulation Cup is organized by Chemstations Europe GmbH, Berlin.

Indian Oil Corporation: Overview of IndianOil R&D - Technology Basket Value Creation through Technology Selection: Indian Oil Offerings

Wednesday, November 1, 8:00-10:30 AM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101J

Process Systems Enterprise: Hands-on workshop: Mechanistic models for the digital design of robust formulated products and their manufacturing processes

Tuesday, October 31, 3:15-5:45 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101J

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact Kristen Hunter at k.hunter@psenterprise.com before the meeting or register here: https://www.psenterprise.com/events/americas/2017/workshop/aiche-2017

PSE will send the specific user software and hardware requirements prior to the meeting.

Join PSE and industry experts for a hands-on software demonstration of the newly released gPROMS Formulated Products, an innovative platform for the digital design of formulated products and their manufacturing processes. Currently, scientists and engineers in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food and consumer goods industries face enormous challenges in efficiently bringing products to market with robust manufacturing processes to produce the desired end-use attributes. Historically, upstream process design choices and formulation decisions have been very difficult to tie to final product characteristics.

gPROMS FormulatedProducts allows scientists and engineers to screen formulations for end-user attributes, determine whether they can be manufactured efficiently and robustly, and explore the design space of the whole formulation and manufacturing chain.

Quantachrome Instruments: Methods of Characterization and Evaluation of Adsorbents for Industrial Applications

Thursday, November 2, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101J                                           

10:30–11:00: Progress and Challenges in the Structural Characterization of Nanoporous Materials by Physical Adsorption (Full Description)
11:00–11:30: High Pressure Adsorption Techniques for Assessing Adsorbents for Capture and Storage Applications (Full Description)
11:30–12:00: Use of Dynamic Breakthrough Measurements for Characterization of Adsorbents and Optimization of Separation Processes (Full Description)
12:00–12:30: Use of an Advanced Simulation Package for Predicting Breakthrough Behavior of Gas Mixtures from Single-Component Isotherms (Full Description)
12:30–13:30: Open discussion (Light snacks will be served)

Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.: Advanced Simulation to Solve & Optimize Process Development Problems

Wednesday, November 1, 3:15-5:45 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101J

A common challenge in process industries, which comprise of food, pharmaceutical, materials and biotech industries is to bring new products to market in a time and cost effective manner. Mixing is one of the most important unit operations in the production. Poor mixing can cause losses of millions of Dollars/Euros the chemical. Understanding of transport processes (fluid flow, heat transfer & mass transfer)is key for design, troubleshooting and exploring optimum operating conditions.

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and particle modeling with Discrete Element Method (DEM) have been identified as key enabling technologies in finding solutions to many of the challenges that surround scale-up; capable of reducing operating costs across manufacturing and quality divisions.

What will we discuss: Fluid flow and hydrodynamic behavior in stirred vessels, Dispersing gas and solids in liquids, Behavior of high viscosity fluids, Fluid structure interactions in mixing vessels etc., Optimization of process equipment.

Who Should Attend?: This workshop is also open to all professors and students who would like to learn how they can use CFD in their senior projects or research projects.

If you are a chemical process engineer, manager who wants to optimize current processes in ways it was never possible before, this event will help you understand the applicability of deploying simulation to achieve these objectives. If you are already using CFD in your engineering work flow, this session will demonstrate that it is not a single point simulation but rather the ability to rapidly and intelligently explore a host designs and processes that brings the most value from simulation.