April 2018

Process Optimization

Speed up the development of new commercial adsorbents—Part 1

In the conventional development approach, a multi-stage process begins in the laboratory, moves to the pilot plant, and ends at the commercial unit, often before any financial benefits are realized.

In the conventional development approach, a multi-stage process begins in the laboratory, moves to the pilot plant, and ends at the commercial unit, often before any financial benefits are realized. A major recurring problem during new adsorbent development is that researchers may become trapped in a seemingly infinite “loop” because impractical (and sometimes unrealistic) adsorbent performance targets in laboratory scale can result in “strange” engineering design, repeat development work, unsatisfactory financial return, budget overrun and unnecessary delay. To enhance the success rate, an alternative method to help conquer the loop is proposed here. The novel method, which envisions comme

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