Transitioning from Batch to Continuous Processes | AIChE

Transitioning from Batch to Continuous Processes


Enright, T., Xerox Research Centre of Canada

The benefits of continuous versus batch chemical processes are well established - including higher product throughput and yield, lower space requirements and capital investment, faster product changeover, more consistent quality, and the ability to safely run reactions at more extreme conditions. However, companies are often hesitant to invest in continuous processes due to historical experience, proficiency with batch processes, and general risk aversion. This session will focus on the practical aspects of process intensification as it relates to the development of continuous processes to both replace and integrate along-side standard batch processes. This will include case study examples that describe a variety of unit operations, common challenges and pitfalls, economic aspects, and rules of thumb that have been learned in the field.



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