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Pilot Plant and Scale-up Studies

  October 30, 2014  
CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2-4 March 2015

Who Should Attend
Engineers and scientists who are involved with process development, process translation, scale-up and pilot plant studies will benefit from this course. This includes those in:

  • Pilot plant operations 
  • Specialty chemical production
  • Food processing 
  • Chemical reactor design
  • Waste processing 
  • Pharmaceutical production
  • Process and project design
  • Composite material manufacturing
  • Biotechnology and fermentation

This course will provide concepts, methods and advice on how to scale-up or translate a process or model to larger sizes. Emphasis throughout the course will be on proper designs, modeling and processing. The importance of the process geometry will be emphasized.

The course will cover the different scale-up methods and how to establish viable process objectives. A general scale-up method is presented and a number of examples are worked as illustrations. Scale-up traps and pitfalls are reviewed as well as ways to avoid these. The importance of process objectives will be emphasized. Basic concepts of importance are reviewed using different areas as examples. Power analysis will be presented as a useful tool in scale-up. Examples will show how to use the power analysis in applications and to establish the controlling mechanisms. Detailed suggestions for pilot studies will be given. Scale-up in the mixing and contacting area is reviewed. Equipment, operating conditions, optimum designs and processing conditions will be discussed. Methods to perform process translation in mixing will be developed and examined as to their practicality. Correlations and data use will be reviewed for process accuracy and use in pilot studies. Pitfalls and the use of analogies in solving processing problems will be discussed.

Organized by: CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement
Invited Speakers: Dr. Gary B. Tatterson; Professor, Chemical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Gary B. Tatterson is a recognized leader in the areas of process scale-up, mixing and process design for industry. He brings to this program fourteen years of teaching a highly successful scale-up course in the US and Europe as well as thirtytwo years of research and industrial experience in fluid mechanics, mixing, multiphase processing, plant design and scale-up. As a consultant, he has worked on design problems for numerous companies, including Mead Paper Co., Wilson Great Batch, Akzo Coatings America, B.J. Services, Raytheon, Texaco, E.I. du Pont, Rohm & Haas and Colgate.

Dr. Tatterson has written extensively in the area of scale-up, mixing and contacting. With over thirty-eight publications in mixing and contacting, Dr. Tatterson emphasizes a fundamental and practical approach to scale-up issues. He has written three texts:


Currently, Dr. Tatterson is developing a text in the general area of unit operations in chemical engineering, which will cover areas such as wheel, two fluid and nozzle atomization, spray drying, agglomeration, size reduction and filtration.

Dr. Tatterson is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the North Carolina A&T State University, where he teaches thermal sciences, plant design, solids handling, food processing, mixing and process scale-up courses. His courses follow the philosophy of fundamental and practical understanding that is basic to good processing and engineering practice.
Deadline for Abstracts: n/a
Registration: Please click here for registration information.
E-mail: sberg@cfpa.com
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