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Thu 14 May 2020
09:00 - 17:00


Provided by: Department of Chemistry


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Chemistry CDT: Process Systems Engineering for Synthetic Chemistry

Thu 14 May 2020


Process systems engineering (PSE) is a developed field of engineering, focusing on mathematical methods of optimisation of individual processes and systems of processes used in the manufacture of molecules. PSE tools include methods of identifying reaction kinetics, methods of model development, model-based design of experiments, analysis of system integration, and system optimisation tools. The application of PSE tools in petrochemical industry is well-developed and leads to major benefits in terms of process efficiency, safety and economics. The application of PSE tools in manufacture of more complex molecules and products, such as agrichemicals and pharmaceuticals, is less developed. This is mainly due to the difficulty in generating good models in the processes that are frequently not fully understood and not fully observed (not all species are monitored or identified). This course will cover key methods from PSE toolbox that are relevant for development of more complex synthetic chemistry-based manufacturing processes: methods of kinetics analysis, model-based design of experiments, use of models for process integration and optimisation. The course will be run as a workshop over two days.

Target audience
  • Postgraduates
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
  • If you are from outside the Department of Chemistry, please arrive 15 minutes early and wait to be collected from reception

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 14 May   09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 Todd-Hamied Prof. A.A. Lapkin
2 Thu 14 May   13:00 - 17:00 13:00 - 17:00 Todd-Hamied Prof. A.A. Lapkin
  • Two full day sessions
SynTech CDT

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