Case Studies : Specialty 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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Debottlenecking of batch process

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

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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Challenging a newly developed process

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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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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Ethanol recovery

PROJECT DESCRIPTION A Client’s process produces an effluent containing water and two solvents (including Ethanol). The Client asks Processium to design processes for Ethanol recovery on one hand, and both solvents recover on the other hand. The objective is to compare […]

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Solvent recovery

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Project is to design and to develop a new unit able to separate three solvents (alcohols) mixed with salts and water with a 99.5% specification on purity. OUR METHODOLOGY The methodology developed by Processium was based on: Issue […]

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Design and development of process to recover alcohols

PROJECT DESCRIPTION A Client produces a chemical component through following reaction: Formol + Alcohol → Main Product + Water One of the streams of the process is a mixture formol-alcohol-water. Water has to be removed, purified and sent back to environment, […]

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