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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Innovation Risk Management

Bench-top chemistry is innovation rich, alas most new syntheses and processes are destined to end up as dust collecting dossiers. There is simply too much accumulating risk in picking a bench-top file for the costly effort to industrialize the process, and then test it in the marketplace. This extra caution deprives companies of their best innovative products. Simple incremental modifications claim the bulk of the risk funds, and the true innovative products are left in a haze of 'further studies' and 'deferred decisions'.

D&G Sciences offers a series of seminars, and assorted tools to help you weather the risk of picking an impressive bench-top chemistry, and taking it up to the next level of pilot, sub-production, and full production, creating objective, hardnosed risk metrics along the way.

We introduce chemical engineering thinking into the bench-top R&D, so as to minimize the uncertainty of the scale-up. We estimate capital cost and provide an engineering and construction timeline from early on. We help you guide your R&D so as to attack the high-risk elements first and reach a well founded go/nogo decision early on.

Let us first conduct a one day seminar entitled: "Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Innovation Risk Management," allowing you to find out if our approach is beneficial for you.

The cost of the seminar is discounted for our consulting clients.

Topics Addressed:

  • Chemical engineering cost parameters for bench-top development considerations (e.g.: viscosity, volatility, stability, and thermodynamic properties of the chemical ingredients in the process).
  • Rules-of-thumb for nominal design of the industrial reactor, mixing apparatus, heat-exchange, and pumping gear.
  • Scale-up considerations: size and parameters of the pilot plant
  • Use of standard size vessels, pumps, and pipelines, prefab, and parallel production lines
  • Rules of thumb for quick nominal design of the control strategy, estimating the effort (cost/duration) to fully engineer an advanced control scheme.
  • Estimating the full range of battery limits elements to establish a well founded capital cost figure to insure a rational business decision over the venture as a whole
  • Method for production flexibility, how to use an array of chemical engineering elements to support a complex regime of many products at varying production quota commensurate with market whims.

    In summary, in one day we teach you how to bring chemical engineering considerations early on into the bench-top stage, helping you to focus on the winning 'horses' in the innovation race.

    The seminar is given by Professor Samid or an equally qualified professional. Let us show you slides from the seminar.

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