This book will help industrial process innovators in research, development and commercial start-up to assess the risks of commercial-scale implementation and provide them with practical guidelines and methods to reduce the risks to acceptable levels. The book can also be used in co-operation with industrial R&D people and academic researchers to shape open innovation programs and in education as a reference book for process innovation courses.
- Offers easily accessible, step-by-step, and concise guidelines for industrial process scale-up
- Explains each stage of the innovation funnel: research, development, demonstration, commercial implementation for any process type and branch
- Based on industrial experiences and practices, which reduces the risks of commercial scale implementation of new processes to acceptable levels and reduces cost and time of process innovation
- Very clear, attractive layout, using text boxes that contain clarifying notes and additional information on specific topics, which makes it a quick reference of main subjects and additional information
Preface Acknowledgement 1 Introduction 2 Process Industries Characteristics 3 Ideation and Research Stages 4 Development Stage 5 Demonstration Stage 6 Start-Up Commercial Processes 7 Scale-Up of Unit Operations 8 A Risk-Based Approach to Scale-Up of Amine Absorption Processes for CO2 Capture and Storage 9 Industrial Scale-Up Cases References
Jan Harmsen is currently the Director of Harmsen Consultancy B.V., Leonardo da Vinci Chair Sustainable Chemical Technology at the University of Groningen, and Chairman of the Dutch Process Technology Association (NPT). From 1996 to 2010 he was the Principal Process Developer, Shell Technology Center Amsterdam. Recently he pubished the books:
Jan Harmsen, Industrial Process Scale-up: A practical innovation guide from idea to commercial implementation, Elsevier, (2013), ISBN 9780444627261.
Gerald Jonker and Jan Harmsen, Engineering for Sustainability. A practical guide for sustainable design, Elsevier, (2012), ISBN 9780444538468.