Creative Process Engineering—not an Oxymoron!

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In my introductory article on this topic (‘Start with the Process Concept’) I wrote about the benefit of drawing on Creative Process Engineering, Modelling & Analysis, and Experimental Data to develop a solid Process Concept to drive the scale-up effort--reducing risk and optimizing the economics of a new technology.

Creative Engineering, like Creative Accounting, may be an oxymoron or have negative connotations, but in my experience it is critical during new technology development & scale-up to have good process engineers who understand commercial plant design, and can also deal with the ambiguity that is common with any new technology. This creativity enables the engineers to develop the process concept, establish the material balance, and make key process design decisions to set the framework for the evolving novel technology.

See the rest of the article published here.