Advanced Course Unit Operations Process Scale-up 2019
Lecturer ir. Jan Harmsen; Harmsen Consultancy B.V.
To educate participants in performance phenomena of unit operations critical to scale-up and in methods to ensure reliable scale-up. These critical phenomena are often overlooked.
Key performance parameters of unit operations
Scale-up methods to ensure unit operation performance upon scale-up for reactors and separators.
Key performance phenomena
- Residence time distribution
- Micro Mixing
- Dispersion 2nd phase
- Heat transfer
- Mass transfer
- Impuls (momentum) transfer
Course outline set-up
Advanced Course Unit Operations Process Scale-up provides insight in scale-dependent phenomena that also affect the unit operation performance. This insight can be used to
- Analyse new unit operations, or existing unit operations for new applications on scale-up risks.
- Determine a reliable scale-up strategy for the new unit operation
- Validate the scale-up strategy experimentally
In workshops these guidelines are practised with real case exercises. The number of participants is limited to 12, so that maximum interaction between particpants and lecturer is ensured.
Intended course participants
The attendees are typically process engineers, process developers, and process designers. They have a (bio)chemical engineering education. They are probably active in process industries (chemicals, food, fermentation, paper & pulp, steel, oil refining, biotechnology, or biomass processing), in contract engineering firms, in technology providers, in equipment manufacturers, contract research organizations, or in higher education institutes. The participants have a minimum education level BSc (HBO). If uncertain about your qualification, please contact the course lecturer: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel +31 (0)180 396730.
|Coffee and tea|
|09:30||Getting to know each other and expectations of the course|
|10:00||Lecture 1: Unit Operations and phenomena critical to scale-up|
Workshop 1: List Unit Operations own practice, performance constraints,
Identify which phenomena are critical to performance success
Identify which are scale dependent
Lecture 2: Reliable Scale-up methods 2-phase reactors:
Static mixers, Staged bubble columns, trickle-bed
Workshop 2: Industrial Case
|13:30||Lecture 3: reliable scale-up methods for Separations: Extraction, Absorption.|
Workshop 3: Industrial case
|15:15||Participants Questions and Answers session|
|16:15||Feedback on course|
Location, date and time: To be determined for first half of 2019.
Certificate: A personal and signed course certificate in a frame will be provided.
Course entrance: Via the webshop or via email to email@example.com. State your name, email adress and address for invoice.
Fee of the course per attendee: € 900 exclusive of VAT (btw)
The fee covers all cost: the course, the course material, lunch and refreshments
Payment can be done via the webshop or by bank transfer.
Course Material: Jan Harmsen, Industrial Process Scale-up, revised 2nd edition. Elsevier, (2019).
Experience of ir G.J. Harmsen on process innovation in scale-up at Shell 1977-2010:
The course is based on 33 years industrial experience of the course lecturer Jan Harmsen in all stages of process innovation, i.e., research, development, design, and start-up of commercial scale processes.