Farquet, P.

Sulzer Chemtech, Winterthur, Switzerland

Patrick Farquet is the Head of renewables and bio-based applications at Sulzer Chemtech. He leads research and development, senior experts and innovation teams with a focus on developing novel processes in the fields of polymer chemical recycling, biopolymers and production of bio-based intermediates, oleochemicals and biofuels. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich.

Dividing wall columns for fatty acids fractionation

The use of dividing wall columns (DWCs) has been a hot topic over the past decades, as DWCs can potentially bring huge savings in operational costs and capital investment.