International Filtration News


Many chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes involve reactions of solid and liquid-phase reactants to produce a slurry. Take a different approach by conducting lab testing to analyze the cake structure, filter media, filtration pressure and cake thickness. 

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Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology

Article by Ugur TuzunWith Consultations by Barry A. Perlmutter

Engineering and applied sciences benefit from hands-on learning. Offering case studies for iterative evaluation, this article discusses holistic teaching of systems engineering and sustainability concepts. Two approaches are presented and compared: “bottom-up” to enable the use of new material and energy resources and “top-down” for existing systems to improve existing process plant operations. Both these approaches can be used in education and at operating companies.

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Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology

Article by Ugur TuzunWith Consultations by Barry A. Perlmutter

Industrial case studies play an increasingly important role in the teaching of systems engineering and sustainability. This article discusses holistic systems interactions through the use of two case studies. Each industrial example makes use of “closed loop” optimization of material and energy inflows and outflows to minimize waste and harmful environmental emissions. The decision-making process demonstrated is applicable both at the University level as well as for operating companies.

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Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology

Article by Ugur TuzunWith Consultations by Barry A. Perlmutter

This article discusses key systems integration concepts with respect to materials and energy flows in successive production units, process automation and supply chain life cycles. It further incorporates green process and clean technology considerations.  Two case study examples demonstrate the “open-ended” nature of idea generation and creative solution development necessitated by the complex systems integration design challenges for large scale process applications. These case studies build upon the “gated process development model” and provide a useful experiential teaching and learning tool for chemical and biological engineers.

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