Case Studies : Fine Chemicals

Optimisation of an esterification reaction

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

  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

  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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Sample production at high level of purity

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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Solvent recovery process development

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Project is to design and to develop a new unit able to separate two solvents (alcohol and ketone) mixed with salts and water with a 99.9% specification on purity. OUR METHODOLOGY The methodology developed by Processium was based […]

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Risk assessment of a chemical reaction thermal runaway

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Client wishes to implement a new chemical reaction on industrial site under the SEVESO directive. Processium brought them its know-how into thermal analyses to evaluate the risks of thermal runaway of this reaction. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES The […]

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Vapor-liquid equilibria of solvent and light hydrocarbons

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The objective of this study is to acquire data to design an extractive distillation process for separating light hydrocarbons. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES A key element of success in the study is the measurement of vapor-liquid equilibria at pressures […]

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Vapor-liquid-liquid equilibria of vegetable oil/methanol/glycerol

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our client conducted a study of biodiesel conversion and separation in which our teams provided essential thermodynamic expertise for the design of the process. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES The objective of this study was to obtain liquid-liquid-vapour equilibria measurements […]

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Prediction of physico-chemical data

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our client, a manufacturer of synthetic oils, wishes to determinate the vapor pressure and the boiling point of oil’s constituents in order to design and optimize their production processes. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES The challenges met in this project […]

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Solvent selection

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our client has developed a production process of organic acids by fermentation. Organic acids need to be extracted and purify from the broth using a solvent extraction technology. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES In order to satisfy client requirements for its […]

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