Program

PROCESS INNOVATION AND PROCESS INTENSIFICATION (PI)2

September 8 - 13, 2002
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Conference Co-Chairs
Professor Xiong-Wei Ni
Department of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering,
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
David Trent
The Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, USA

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
3 Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
Phone: 1-212-591-7836 Fax: 1-212-591-7441
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The Chairs would like to thank

Sunday, September 8th, 2002

16:00 - 18:30 Registration

18:30 - 20:00 Dinner and Welcoming - College Lounge

20:00 - 22:00 Opening Reception

Monday, September 9th, 2002

07:30 - 08:40 Breakfast - Mezzanine Dining Room

SESSION I: NOVEL REACTORS/PROCESSING

Session chairs:
Professor Xiong-Wei Ni, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Professor David Wood, Princeton University, USA

08:40 - 08:50 Conference opening by Professor John Simmons,
Vice Principal, Heriot-Watt University
Welcome

Plenary Speaker 1
08:50 - 09:35 Process and Product Innovation
Prof. Malcolm Mackley, Dept. of Chemical Engineering,
University of Cambridge, UK

Plenary Speaker 2
09:35 - 10:20 Process Innovations and Intensifications in Biotechnology
Prof. Murray Moo-Young, Dept. of Chemical Engineering,
University of Waterloo, Canada

10:20 - 10:40 Large-scale Application of Sonochemical Reactors
Prof. A. B. Pandit, Dept. of Chemical Technology,
University of Mumbai, India

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:30 Process Intensification Utilising Oscillatory Baffled Reactors
Prof. Xiong-Wei Ni, Dept. of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering,
Heriot-Watt University, UK

11:30 - 11:50 Catalytic Plate Reactors for the Fischer Tropsch
Synthesis of Fuel Liquids
A Gough, P. Leveson and Prof. Colin Ramshaw
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Newcastle University, UK

11:50 - 12:10 A Pulsed Flow Electrochemical Reactor for Synthesis
Dr. Ted Roberts, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UMIST, UK

12:10 - 12:30 Modelling a Novel Miniaturised Reactor/Separator System
Andreas Schuster, Ramachandran Lakshmann, Jack Ponton and Khellil Sefiane, Edinburgh University, UK

12:30 - 12:50 Performance Improvement of Chemical Reactor Using Flow Instability
Prof. Ajay Ray, National University of Singapore

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch - Mezzanine Dining Room

14:30 - 17:30 Ad hoc sessions/free time

17:30 - 18:00 Afternoon Coffee

18:00 - 19:00 NOVEL REACTORS/PROCESSING -- POSTER PRESENTATIONS
(5 minutes per presentation)

Session chairs:
Professor Malcolm Mackley, Cambridge University, UK
Professor Zhanfeng Cui, Oxford University, UK

Note: Poster presenters in both the Monday and Tuesday sessions can set up their presentations on Monday. Please remove your posters at the end of the Tuesday session.

TNO's Work on Intensification; Practical Examples
Jan I. Walpot, TNO, Netherlands

On the stability of droplet size distribution in a continuous oscillatory baffled reactor
Lek Amin and Xiong-Wei Ni, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering Physical Science, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Ozone Oxidation in A Rotating Packed Bed
Chia-Chang Lin, Union Chemical Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan

New Internals for Urea Production Reactors
Giulia Bozzano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Phase transfer catalytic reaction in a batch oscillatory baffled reactor
Bruce Wilson and Xiong-Wei Ni, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering Physical Science, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Combustion of chlorinated hydrocarbons in catalyst-coated sintered metal fleece reactors
K. Everaert, M. Mathieu, J. Baeyens and E. Vansant, Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium

Experimental study on drag reduction in pipelines
J. Mai, W. G. Früh, Amjad Syed, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering Physical Science, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Adsorption of Dioxins and Furans from Flue Gases in an Entrained Flow or Fixed/Moving Bed Reactor
Kim Everaert, Jan Baeyens and Claude Creemers, Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium

Dynamics of Dielectric Liquids Purification in the Electric Field
Petru Organ, Institute of Applied Physics of Academy of Sciences of Moldova

Sorption-Enhanced Reaction Process with Intraparticle-Diffusion Limitation for Reactive Regeneration
Guohua Xiu, University of Porto, Portugal

Results of Using the Laser Cavitator for Mixing Fluids
Stanislav Kopylov, National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev Polytechnic Institute

Process Intensification in Catalytic Hydrogenation Using Self-Inducing Impellers: Case Studies
J. B. Joshi, University of Mumbai, India

A Novel Technique for Mixing Solid Particles
M. Zakaria Abdel Wahab, Minia University, Egypt

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner - Mezzanine Dining Room

20:00- 22:00 Posters and Social Hour

Tuesday, September 10th, 2002

07:30 - 08:40 Breakfast - Mezzanine Dining Room

SESSION II: NOVEL SEPARATION PROCESSES/TECHNIQUES

Session chairs:
David Trent, Dow Chemicals, USA
Professor Colin Ramshaw, Newcastle University, UK

08:40 - 08:45 Housekeeping Announcements

Plenary Speaker 1
08:45 - 09:30 Membranes for Fast Separations
Prof. Ed Cussler, Dept. of Chemical Engineering,
University of Minnesota, USA

Plenary Speaker 2
09:30 - 10:15 Separations Technology in Food and Bioprocessing:
Challenge for the 21st Century
Dr. H.S. Muralidhara, Vice President, Cargill, Inc., USA

10:15 - 10:35 Enhancement of Ultrafiltration Using Gas Sparging -
A Comparison of Different Membrane Modules
Prof. Zhanfeng Cui and Taha Taha, Dept. of Chemical
Engineering, Oxford University, UK

10:35 - 11:05 Volatile Organic Components-Air Separations using
Gas Membranes
Kim Everaert, J. Degreve and Jan Baeyens
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

11:05 - 11:35 Coffee Break

11:35 - 11:55 Rotating Packed Bed: From Pilot Plant to Commercial Operation
David Trent, Dow Chemical, USA

11:55 - 12:15 A Novel Separation Technique - Gas Carrying Evaporation:
Theory and Applications
Feng Ma, Zhijia Yu, Jun Wang, Jie Ding, Weiqin Xu and Ziqiu Shen
Dalian University of Technology, China

12:15 - 12:35 The HIGEE CO2 Absorber
M. Jassim and Prof. Colin Ramshaw,
Dept. of Chemical Eng., Newcastle University, UK

12:35 - 12:55 Process Intensification Applications to Actinide Handling
Stephen L. Yarbro, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

12:55 - 14:30 Lunch - Mezzanine Dining Room

14:30 - 18:00 Ad hoc sessions/Lab tour

18:00 - 18:30 Afternoon Coffee

18:30 - 19:00 NOVEL SEPARATION PROCESSES/TECHNIQUES --- POSTER
PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes per presentation)

Session chairs:
Professor Laurence Weatherley, University of Canterbury,
New Zealand
Dr Roshan Jackuck, Newcastle University, UK

Effect of Precipitation Formation on Vapor-Liquid Reaction
Hideo Nishiumi, Chemical Engineering Laboratory, Hosei University, Japan

Catalytic Candle Filters for Hot Gas Cleaning of Biomass Gasification Gas: Integration of Catalytic Tar Cracking with Particle Removal
Gino Baron, Karen Engelen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Department of Chemical Engineering (CHIS-TW), Belgium

Drastic Innovation of Propene Epoxidation Efficiency Derived from A Forced Flow Membrane Reactor
Prof. Masayoshi Kobayashi, Junya Togawa, Tohru Kanno, Jun-Ichi Horiuchi and Kiyosi Tada, Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan

Reactive Extrusion in Supercritical Conditions
S. Hoppe, Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique, France

Intensification of Separation Equipment via CFD Simulation and Advance Measurement Methods
Weiyang Fei, Dept. of Chemical Eng., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Multi-Objective Optimization of SMBR and Varicol Process
Ajay K. Ray, National University of Singapore

The Use of Pine Bark as A Natural Adsorbent for Pop's - Study Of Lindane and Heptachlor Adsorption
Nuno Ratola, LEPAE / DEQ - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal

Catalytic Distillation - Modeling and Experimental Results
Florence Druart, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour - Laboratoire de Génie des Procédés de Pau, France

Integrated Processes for Efficient Purification of Drinking Water and Industrial Effluents
Albin Pintar, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia

Selective Manufacture of Sodium and Calcium Nitrites: Absorption of NOx Gases in Alkali
J.B. Joshi, University of Mumbai, India

Concentration of Heavy Metals by Pressure-Driven Membrane Methods
Antonina P. Kryvoruchko, Institute of Colloid and Water Chemistry, Ukrainian National Academy of Science

Water State in the Dynamic Membrane Formed by Polyacrylamide
I.D. Atamanenko, Institute of Colloid and Water Chemistry, Ukrainian National Academy of Science

On Heat Exchanger Technologies in Process Integration
Lieke Wang, Division of Heat Transfer, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden

Application of Heat Pipes in Process Intensification
Song Lin, Thermacore Europe Ltd, UK

19:00 - 20:30 Dinner - College Lounge

20:30 - 22:30 Posters and Social Hour

Wednesday, September 11th, 2002

07:30 - 08:40 Breakfast - Mezzanine Dining Room

SESSION III: NOVEL MATERIALS AND BIOPROCESSING

Session chairs:
Professor Ed Cussler, University of Minnesota, USA
Professor Geoff Evans, Newcastle University, Australia

08:40 - 08:45 Housekeeping Announcements

Plenary Speaker 1
08:45 - 09:30 Putting Biology into Bioseparations: Genetically Engineering a
Self-Purifying Protein Expression System
Prof. David Wood, Princeton University, USA

Plenary Speaker 2
09:30 - 10:15 Strategic Perspectives in Small Technology Innovation through Quantum Materials
Dr. Ray Oliver, ICI Strategic Technology Group, UK

10:15 - 10:35 Process Intensification of Enzymatic Reactions by Using Mainly Solid Media
Prof. Peter Halling, Department of Chemistry, Strathclyde University, UK

10:35 - 10:55 Characteristic Innovation of Food Drying Process Revealed by the Physicochemical Analysis of Dehydration Dynamics
Prof. Masayoshi Kobayashi, Dept. of Chemical System Eng., Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan

10:55 - 11:25 Coffee Break

11:25 - 11:45 Opportunities for Extremophiles in Bioprocess Intensification
Dr. Phillip Wright, Heriot-Watt University, UK

11:45 - 12:05 The Genetic Strategies for Solving the Chemical Engineering Problems in Biochemical Engineering
Zhongyao Shen, Institute of Biochemical Engineering, China

12:05 - 12:35 Protein Separation Using Aqueous Micellar Systems
D. van Roosmalen, L.J.P. van den Broeke, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands

12:35 - 12:55 Use of the Oscillatory Flow Reactor for Continuous Biodiesel
Production
A.P. Harvey and M.R. Mackley, Dept. of Chemical Engineering,
University of Cambridge, UK

12:55- 14:30 Lunch - Mezzanine Dining Room

14:30 - 17:30 Ad hoc sessions/Lab tour

17:30 - 18:00 Afternoon Coffee

18:00 - 19:00 NOVEL MATERIALS AND BIOPROCESSING --- POSTER
PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes per presentation)

Session chairs:
Dr. Paul Stonestreet, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
Prof. Peter Halling, Strathclyde University, UK

Note: Poster presenters in the Wednesday and Thursday sessions can both set up their presentations on Wednesday

Novel Processes for Preparation of Bifunctional Catalysts for the Selective Hydrogenation of CO2 to Gasoline
J. Erena, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Ciencias, U.P.V./E.H.U., Spain

Production of a cellular biopolymer using a novel oscillatory baffled bioreactor
Hemraj K. Gaidhani, B. McNeil and X-W. Ni, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering Physical Science, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Characterization of Bifunctional Catalysts for Synthesis of Gasoline from CO2 and H2
J. Erena, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Ciencias, U.P.V./E.H.U., Spain

Optimising activated sludge growth rate by intensifying hydrodynamic forces
G. Evans and Liu, Newcastle University, Australia

On crystallisation of glutamic acid using a novel oscillatory baffled crystalliser
Sylvie B.C. Sermage and X-W. Ni, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering Physical Science, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Increasing gas-liquid contacting using a confined pluming liquid jet
G. Evans, G. Jameson and Atkinson, Newcastle University, Australia

Gluconic acid production under varying fermentation conditions by aspergillus niger
Om V. Singh, R.P. Singh, Department of Biosciences & Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, India and R.K. Jain, Institute of Microbial Technology, Sector-39A, Chandigarh, India

New Generalized Equations for Prediction of the Enzyme Effective Enantioselectivity for Resolution of Racemate in A Fixed-Bed Reactor
Guohua Xiu, University of Porto, Portugal

Evaluation of Expanded Bed for Enzyme Recovery
E. Piron, DSM Food Specialties, France

Modeling Hydrodynamics and Mass Transfer in Solution
at the Processing KDP Crystals

V.V. Zilberberg, Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner - Mezzanine Dining Room

20:00 - 22:00 Posters and Social Hour

Thursday, September 12th, 2002

07:30 - 08:40 Breakfast - Mezzanine Dining Room

SESSION IV: Novel Modeling and Measurements

Session chairs:
Professor Murray Moo-Young, University of Waterloo, Canada
Dr Tony Howes, Queensland University, Australia

08:40 - 08:45 Housekeeping Announcements

Plenary Speaker
08:45 - 09:30 Particle Scale Modeling of Gas-Solid Two-Phase Flow
Prof. Aibing Yu, Dept. of Chemical Engineering,
University of New South Wales, Australia

09:30 - 09:50 Population Balance Modeling of Droplets in Oscillatory
Baffled Reactors, using Direct Measurements of Breakage
and Coalescence Rate Constants
D. Mignard, L.P. Amin and X-W. Ni, Dept. of
Mechanical and Chemical Eng, Heriot-Watt University, UK

09:50 - 10:10 Modeling of Film Flow over A Spinning Disk
G. M. Sisoev, O.K. Matar and C.J. Lawrence, Imperial College of
Science, Technology and Medicine, UK

10:10 - 10:30 Discrete Particle Simulation of Granular Flow
and Mixing in A Bladed Cylindrical Mixer
Y.C Zhou, A.B. Yu, University of New South Wales,
Australia, and J. Bridgwater University of Cambridge, UK

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:20 Non-Intrusive Determination of Mixing Time and
Dispersion in A Batch Oscillatory Baffled Column
Using Laser Induced Fluorescence
Andrew Fitch and Xiong-Wei Ni, Dept. of Mechanical and
Chemical Eng. Heriot-Watt University, UK

11:20 - 11:40 Fluidic Measurment Techniques for Spinning
Disc Reactors Using Electrical Potentials
J.R. Burns and C. Ramshaw , Dept. of Chemical Eng.,
The University of Newcastle, UK

11:40 - 12:00 Generating Innovative Process Designs Using Limited Data
Paul Sharratt, Dept. of Chemical Eng., UMIST, UK

12:00 - 12:20 Novel Materials through Combustion Synthesis:
Experimental and Modeling
Giacomo Cao, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica e
Materiali, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy

12:20 - 12:40 Laser Analyser of Blood Viscosity
Yaroslav Savenko, National Technical University of
Ukraine, Kiev Polytechnic Institute

12:40 - 14:00 Lunch - Mezzanine Dining Room

14:00 - 15:00 Novel Modeling and Measurements --- Poster
Presentations (5 minutes per presentation)

Session chairs:
Dr. Ted Roberts, UMIST, UK
Prof. Aibing Yu, University of New South Wales, Australia

Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Mixing Length in an Oscillatory Baffled Column
Hongbing Jian and Xiong-Wei Ni, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering Physical Science, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Non-Traditional Three Phase Reactor Setup for Simultaneous Acoustic Irradiation and Hydrogenation
J.P. Mikkola, Lab. of Industrial Chemistry, Process Chemistry Group, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Detailed Simulation of A Vapor Permeation Module
Torsten Brinkmann, GKSS Forschungszentrum GmbH, Abteilung Verfahrenstechnik, Institut für Chemie, Germany

Modeling of Electrostatic Spray in Venturi Scrubber
M. B. Ray, National University of Singapore

Modelling the Kinetics of Lipase Catalysed Oil Hydrolysis in an Electrically Enhanced Liquid-Liquid System
Laurence R Weatherley and E Jones, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Multiobjective Optimization of Venturi Scrubbers Using A 3D Model for Collection Efficiency
M.B. Ray, National University of Singapore

Modeling of mixing in a Taylor-Couette Reactor with Axial Flow
Amjad Syed and Wolf-Gerrit Früh, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering Physical Science, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Bubble Velocity and Bubble Residence Time in a Gassed Oscillatory Baffled Column: Effect of Oscillation Amplitude
Monica Oliveira, Andrew Fitch and Xiong-Wei Ni, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering Physical Science, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Physical Modeling of Airlift Loop Tanks
J.A. Trilleros, Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Particle Flow Rate Measurement In Small Bore Pneumatic Pipe Flow Using Acoustic Signals
Stephen Tallon, Industrial Research Limited, New Zealand

Simulation of continuous, intensified operation in the laboratory
Ian Reynolds, M. Wood, and D. Brown, BHR Group Limited, UK

Mathematical Model of Catalytic Reactor with Controlled Activity Profile
Vsevolod V. Andreev, Chuvash State University, Russia

Simulation of the Fixed Bed Catalytic Reactors for the Styrene Monomer Plant
M. Sadrameli, A. Irankhah, Tarbiat Modarres University, Faculty of Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department, Tehran, Iran

Influence of the Distributed Gas Injection from Walls and Central Body on Parameters of a Two-Phase Flow with a Large Mass Loading Ratio in the Channel
V.V. Kostiuk, I.A. Lepeshinsky, V.G. Tsipenko, A.V. Tsipenko, The Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation, Russia

15:00 - 16:30 Posters and Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:30 Ad hoc sessions/Free time

19:00 - 21:00 Conference Dinner/Ceilidh - College Lounge

21:00 - 23:00 Ceilidh/Social Hour

Friday, September 13th, 2002

07:30 - 08:40 Breakfast - Mezzanine Dining Room

SESSION II: Novel Materials/Processing/Methods
Session chairs:
Professor Malcolm Baird, McMaster University, Canada
Professor David Reay, David Reay & Associates, UK

08:40 - 08:45 Housekeeping announcements

Plenary Speaker
08:45 - 09:30 Industrial Examples of Process Intensification
George Quarderer, Jr., Dow Chemical (retired), USA

09:30 - 09:50 Development of an Energy Efficient Distillation Column
Z. Olujic, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

09:50 - 10:10 A New Process for Toxic Metal Uptake by a Modified
Kraft Lignin
Prof. DeLanson R. Crist, Department of Chemistry
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA

10:10 - 10:30 Gas-liquid Mass Transfer in a 15 cm Diameter
Reciprocating Plate Column
Dr. N.V. Rama Rao and Prof. Malcolm H.I. Baird,
Dept. of Chemical Eng., McMaster University, Canada

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:20 Process Intensification: Continuous production of nano particles
using centrifugal field
Dr. Roshan Jachuck, Newcastle University, UK

11:20 - 11:40 Product Design and Engineering at the University of Queensland
Rulande P.G. Rutgers, Tony Howes and Jim D. Litster
Dept. of Chemical Eng., The University of Queensland, Australia

11:40 - 11:50 Wrap-up and future directions/Conference closes

11:50 - 12:50 Lunch - Mezzanine Dining Room

13:00 Coach to Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club departs

14:00 - 18:00 Golf at Dalmohoy Golf and Country Club (Optional)

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