Modular Chemical Process Intensification

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November 10-14, 2019

RAPID members are cordially invited to attend AIChE’s 2019 Annual meeting in Orlando, FL. RAPID will be hosting a number of events and PI Topical Conference sessions - click here to view the full schedule.

Design, Application & Economics of Process Intensification

Archived Webinar
Sep 25, 2019
Process intensification offers a new and different paradigm in which to view applied chemical engineering. There has been much discussion on the principles of process intensification and use for more...

Advanced Manufacturing Progress: RAPID Steps Toward Sustainability

August
2019
Advanced Manufacturing Progress
Dr. David Shonnard
Global challenges related to economic development, environmental protection, and social equality — such as conflicts triggered by drought in Africa, toxic chemical releases in India, over-exploitation of resources in the oceans and forests, and...

The Link Between Process Safety and Process Intensification

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
Process intensification (PI) is one of the most promising development paths for the chemical process industry and one of the most important progress areas for modern chemical engineering. PI...

Modular Carbon Capture

Archived Webinar
Jul 10, 2019
In this 60-minute webinar, Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti will provide a high-level view of the various CCUS processes and technologies.

Advanced Manufacturing Progress: Intensification of Fast Pyrolysis

June
2019
Advanced Manufacturing Progress
Robert Brown
Fast pyrolysis is one of many processes being developed to convert biomass into advanced biofuels and other energy and chemical products. In fast pyrolysis, biomass is rapidly heated to about 500°C to release volatile compounds that are quickly...

Time-Scale Analysis: A Process Intensification Tool

Archived Webinar
Oct 16, 2019
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...

Modeling and Simulation in Food Engineering

Archived Webinar
Apr 3, 2019
Are you interested in understanding how to overcome challenges and difficulties in the food industry by utilizing multiphysics modeling? In just about every industry, modeling and simulation are...

Advanced Manufacturing Progress: Membranes Are a Flexible Intensification Solution

April
2019
Advanced Manufacturing Progress
Ignasi Palou-Rivera
Membranes can be used in a diverse array of industries and applications. They are an inherently intensified technology that are typically constructed as small units that can be numbered-up to increase scale. Membranes are an obvious focus area for the RAPID Manufacturing Institute, which is working to further their development and application.

March 2019 CEP Preview

March 12, 2019

This month, an up-close look at process intensification, plus an intro to dividing-wall columns, a look at catalyst replacement economics, and more.

PI Principles: Energy – PI in the Thermodynamic Domain

Archived Webinar
May 30, 2018
Contemporary chemical industry is predominantly based on fossil fuels as energy sources and the steam boiler is probably the most common element being used in today’s chemical processes. Next to its...

PI Principles: Structure - PI in the Spatial Domain

Archived Webinar
Mar 21, 2018
In this 60-minute webinar you’ll learn about the first of the four elementary domains of Process Intensification – the spatial domain. Structure is the keyword here as the various ways of structuring...

RAPID’s Quest for Intensification

March
2019
Special Section
Nidhi Sharma
These and other RAPID-funded ventures could transform industry by making chemical processes cleaner, smaller, safer, and more energy-efficient.

A Building Block Approach to Process Intensification

March
2019
Special Section
M. M. Faruque Hasan, S. Emre Demirel, Jianping Li
This new approach represents chemical processes as abstract blocks arranged in a two-dimensional grid. Mathematical-programming-based optimization can identify the best design for intensification at the equipment and flowsheet levels.

Introduction to Dividing-Wall Columns

March
2019
Special Section
Manish Bhargava, Anju Patil Sharma
A dividing wall can be added within a distillation column to improve separation efficiency of three or more products.

Process Instensification in Practice

March
2019
Special Section
William J. Grieco
A paradigm shift is underway in the process industries. For over 100 years, these industries have maintained that processes were most efficiently treated as a series of standardized unit operations, and that cost-effective scale-up occurred by...
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