2014 Process Development Symposium

Solving Today's Global Challenges
June 10-12, 2014

The 2014 Process Development Symposium is a place to exchange wisdom, knowledge, tips, and personal experiences in the development and scale-up of chemical and related processes.

Why PDS 2014?

Our planet and civilization are constantly changing.  Over time, new and more complex challenges emerge requiring innovative, sustainable solutions to stay pace with these changes. We, the practicing engineering community are vitally important in providing solutions to these challenges whether in the energy, food, water, and health sectors or in wide spectrum of other areas.

The very essence of chemical engineering is “Process Development.” For the 2014 Process Development Symposium, we have lined up a number of speakers from the chemical engineering profession to share wisdom, knowledge, tips, and personal experiences in the development and scale-up of chemical processes. Topics will cover a wide gamut of relevance to the chemical industry including development approaches for key unit operations, emerging technologies, processing at extreme conditions, typical problems encountered upon scale up, selecting batch or continuous processes, and modeling and computational approaches to process development. Discussions will include many case studies to illustrate these topics and more. Mark your calendar and make it a priority to join us in June in the Greater Philadelphia area to learn, share, and network with your process development colleagues.



Opening Keynote Address

This year's keynote speaker is Hank Kohlbrand, a chemical industry management and technology consultant; recently retired from a 36-year career at The Dow Chemical Company.

Emerging Technologies

In this session, we present topics in the emerging technology space with the potential to improve development of unit operations, process equipment, generation of data and data analysis to support process development.


Proceedings of the 2014 Process Development Symposium are now available:
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