PROCESS INTENSIFICATION - Feature session Hosted by Process Intensification Network (PIN) & PI Group at Newcastle University
Time & Location
Wednesday: 10.30 to 11.00, Stage 3
Prof. Adam HarveyProfessor of Process Intensification - Newcastle University
About this session
• Prof. Adam Harvey – Professor of Process Intensification, Newcastle University
• Dr. Jonathan McDonough – Lecturer – PI Group at Newcastle University
Daily PI’ sessions overview:
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
• Part 1: Introduction to Process Intensification – Prof. Adam Harvey, Professor of Process Intensification
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.
• 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’.
Despite its potential, and considerable publicity, 3D printing has not yet changed the way in which chemicals, foods, pharmaceuticals etc. are manufactured. The Process Intensification Group (PIG) at Newcastle uses the technology across several of its research areas, and is perhaps World-leading in the diversity of 3DP use in chemical engineering and process intensification.
The PIG has developed various new process technologies using the technique, including new reactors, separators and fluidised beds, and the technology is thoroughly ’embedded’ within the group, with almost all research students in the group using 3DP. In this talk, Jonathan will discuss some of the more advanced applications of 3DP demonstrated by the PIG and summarise the key takeaways from these. Additionally, this talk will provide a perspective on how AM is likely to be exploited in the future and will outline some of the broad challenges that will arise as AM becomes more prevalent for both academic and industrial research.
Professor Adam Harvey is the Professor of Process Intensification at Newcastle University, School of Engineering and Head of the Process Intensification Group (PIG). The group is World-leading, and the largest PI research group in the World, comprising over 70 researchers: 15 academic staff, 10 research associates/visitors and over 45 PhD students.
Prof Harvey also manages the international network, PIN (Process Intensification Network), which recently held its 27th meeting (in Newcastle, June 2019), and is one of the authors of the main textbook on the subject (Reay, Ramshaw and Harvey).
His research spans a diverse range of research areas including: process intensification, biofuels, CO2 chemistry, biomass processing, bioreactors, plasma processing and flow chemistry. In these areas, he has over 140 publications: