Optimisation of an esterification reaction
Case Study

Dec 6, 2018

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our client produces polymers by polyesterification on several sites all over the world. He wants to reduce esterification time by optimizing mixing of reactants and distillation of light products. This has to be done for each site. PROJECT METHODOLOGY […]

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Measurements of density, heat capacity, viscosity and thermal conductivity on heat transfer fluids up to 250°C
Case Study

Oct 26, 2017

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our customer wishes to characterize thermophysical properties (heat capacity, vapour pressure, viscosity, density, thermal conductivity, etc.) of new heat transfer fluids used in a wide range of temperatures. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES Our teams of experts conducted tests on the […]

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Deactivation test on catalysts
Case Study

Oct 26, 2017

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our customer wishes to know the kinetic of deactivation of its catalyst under industrial conditions in order to adapt the sizing of corresponding process accordingly. In addition to this, the definition of the frequency of replacement of […]

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Debottlenecking of batch process
Case Study

Jun 23, 2017

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Client produces ester in a batch process (reaction + distillation column). Processium services were requested to enhance unit productivity by decreasing the duration of each batch. Improvement of co-product quality is also requested and part of the […]

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Odour removal
Case Study

Jun 23, 2017

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Client uses distillation to purify an added value product. One of the impurity is an odorous molecule that causes two limitations: the product can not be supplied for specific application because of the smell given to the […]

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Case study: Challenging a newly developed process

Jun 22, 2017

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Client has developed a new process to treat a waste stream: possible unit operations are chosen, theoretical mass and thermal balances are available, theoretical sizing is also available, CAPEX and OPEX estimate is issued. The Client asks to […]

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Case study: Ethanol purification process

Jun 19, 2017

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Client is a specialist of natural ingredients extracted from biomass and dedicated to cosmetic and pharmaceutical markets. The solvent (ethanol) used for the extraction is regenerated by the Client on its own industrial plant. Processium was in charge to develop a process for […]

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Case study: Fractionation of a lipidic excipient

Jun 19, 2017

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Client develops specialised raw materials for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries such as lipidic excipients. A neutral basis is produced from oil and from additives thanks to a transesterification reaction. This neutral basis is conditioned in the form of capsules. […]

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Case study: Sample production at high level of purity

Jun 19, 2017

PROJECT DESCRIPTION A client has developed a new chemical product whose synthesis is carried out on Client plant. For a specific market, specifications of product requests a 95% purity, knowing that main by-product is an isomer of the product. Existing unit is […]

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