Process Intensification Network (PIN) & PI Group at Newcastle University

Reflecting the importance of ‘process intensification’ methods & technologies in improving unit process & chemical processing plant efficiencies  and at the same time contributing substantially to sustainability goals, CHEMUK will feature daily discussions around this key topic, through daily hosted expert sessions from the Process Intensification Network (PIN)  & PI Group at Newcastle University.

Prof Harvey will describe what “process intensification” is, and give an overview of the diverse range of “intensified” process technologies available in the Process Intensification Group (PIG) at Newcastle. This will illustrate how “PI” can transform many chemical processes, by reducing the size, cost and environmental impact of many technologies/processes.  This will be followed (in each of the daily sessions) a feature presentation & Q&A around an a specific ‘PI’ theme.  The Group is the largest of its type in the World, with over 70 active researchers.

Wednesday 15th September

10:30 to 11.00, Stage 3

Part 1: Introduction to Process Intensification – Prof. Adam Harvey, Professor of Process Intensification

Part 2: Presentation & Q&A around an a specific ‘PI’ theme:  Dr Jonathan Lee , Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering, Newcastle University  –  will talk on ‘Carbon Capture using Rotating Packed Beds’

Thursday 16th September

10:30 to 11.00, Stage 3

Part 1: Introduction to Process Intensification – Prof. Adam Harvey, Professor of Process Intensification

Part 2: Presentation & Q&A around an a specific ‘PI’ theme:  Dr Jonathan McDonough , lecturer in the Process Intensification Group (PIG) at Newcastle University) will talk on ’The role of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) in Facilitating Process Intensification.