A strategy for excellence in process development

Vaibhav V. Kelkar, Lionel O'Young

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A philosophy for chemical process development on industrial scale has evaluated the activities involved, and has also identified important issues and practices that will facilitate a process development needed to translate bench-scale chemistry into a commercial process. Present environment is demanding the process development evolution in terms of the ability to identify or create several opportunities, evaluate them rapidly, and immediately eliminate those with poor prospects, which also requires an ability to identify and generate critical data, and also to use the data to determine process feasibility in earliest terms. A process development should be achieved collaboratively such that to provide best design choices with minimal resources, time, and various technologies. The activities at each development stage should move forward in coordinated manner and should also lead to greater certainty regarding the system behavior, thereby resulting in tighter design processes.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Specialist publicationChemical Engineering Progress
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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