Solid-Liquid Separations Part 2 – System Design and Process Troubleshooting

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 1:00pm-4:00pm EST

This course has been cancelled.

Session Description:

It is strongly recommended that the student either take Part I as well, or have a working understanding of the material covered in Part I   The scale-up procedure translates a solid-liquid separation from a validated mechanism with characteristic parameters to process equipment that will satisfy an owner's technical and commercial objectives. Scale-up further incorporates experience and adjusted performance due to larger size or practical execution. Essential steps to scale up typical designs are outlined. The implications of scale-up often guide additional testing and recommend complementary process improvements or alternative approaches, such as multiple or fundamentally different separations. Classes of equipment are derived from their fundamental means and efficiency of phase separation, operating characteristics, such as the scale or continuity of feed suspension, and capital expense. Newer, advanced technologies are compared to conventional methods. By understanding the dependence of the separation mechanism on system properties and the suppositions made in scale-up, troubleshooting less than satisfactory performance becomes more productive. Representative case studies, where testing, analysis and scale-up led to implementation, are investigated, and the outcomes compared to estimates.

Raymond Collins

Dr. Ray Collins serves as an expert for solid-liquid separations at The Dow Chemical Co., leading applied engineering research that supports diverse Dow operations worldwide. In this role, he develops solutions for new processes, troubleshoots existing operations, guides technology selection and best practices, investigates new technology, and conducts technical training. 

Ray holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Akron, Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and patents for filtrations used in producing catalysts and seed oils. His industrial experience...Read more

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