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Crystallization Technology

  October 20, 2015  
CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14-16 March 2016

Who Should Attend?
The course is intended for engineers, chemists and technicians involved with the design, analysis or operation of organic or inorganic crystallization processes at the bench-scale, pilot plant or commercial-scale level including:

  • Design Technologists 
  • Pilot Plant Technologists
  • Process Development Technologists 
  • Plant Operation Technologists 
  • Vendor Testing 

Their supervisors and others working with them can profit from a detailed practical knowledge of crystallization technology.

Course Description
This course provides a practical treatment of crystallization technology, presented in light of the many recent advances in the understanding of crystallization processes. Emphasis will be given to the practical problems of crystallizer operation, and a logical way of understanding the potential and limitations of crystallizer performance will be presented. Both organic and inorganic systems will be treated in batch and continuous mode. Elementary topics in the analytical description of particle-size distributions will be presented. The treatment will not emphasize the mathematics of particle distributions, but rather the basic principles involved and the results that can be applied.

Practical problems to be considered are Crystal Size Distribution (CSD) and its interaction with crystal habit, purity, and fouling; secondary nucleation; crystallizer configuration, e.g., seeding, classification, fines removal, scale-up considerations, the impact of mixing, polymorphism, crystallizer transients and stability, and online measurement of crystallization parameters. Efficient techniques for scanning crystal growth, nucleation and habit modifiers will be discussed. These problems will be considered from both analytical and operational points of view.

Participants are asked to bring a hand-held calculator to the course.
Organized by: CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement
Invited Speakers:
Dr. Wayne J. Genck; President, Genck International

Dr. Wayne J. Genck is President of Genck International, a consulting firm who specializes in crystallization and precipitation. He has consulted for over 300 companies producing inorganic and organic commodity, specialty chemical, fine chemical and pharmaceutical products. Areas of consultation include the effect of additives, caking, design, the impact of impurities, mixing, polymorphism, scale up and troubleshooting.

Dr. Genck authored the chapter on Crystallization and was the Section Editor for the Liquid-Solids Operations and Equipment Section for the 8th Edition of Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, wrote the Chapter on Crystallization from Solutions and Melts for the 3rd Edition of Chemical Process Equipment Selection and Design by Elsevier and authored the Chapter on Crystallization for the 3rd Edition of McGraw-Hill’s Handbook of Separation Techniques for Chemical Engineers. He has authored over 25 papers in the field of crystallization and precipitation in Chemical Engineering Progress, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Processing Magazines. Dr. Genck is a member of the steering committee for the Association of Crystallization Technology and is a member of the AlChE Crystallization Program Committee, 2b. He has frequently presented lectures at AlChE meetings and Chemical Engineering Magazine seminars. In addition, he has made presentations at CPhl Conferences and the 1999 Symposium of Industrial Crystallization at Cambridge. He received his B.S. and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University where his thesis was on the kinetics of crystallization.


Deadline for Abstracts: n/a
Registration: Please click here for registration information.
E-mail: sberg@cfpa.com
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