Catalytic Process Development for Renewable Materials

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-05-28
  • Publisher: Wiley-VCH
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This handbook and ready reference is the first to combine the fields of high throughput experimentation and catalytic process development for biobased materials in industry. It describes the entire workflow from idea, approach, research, and process development, right up to commercialization by application of advanced methodologies and technologies. A large part of the book is devoted to the use of such advanced technologies as high throughput experimentation and equipment, as well as to reactor and process design models, with a wide selection of real life examples included at each stage.
The contributions are from authors at leading companies, providing first-hand information and knowledge that is hard to find elsewhere.

Author Biography

Dr. Pieter Imhof is VP Strategic Account Management at Avantium Chemicals B.V. after having held several positions in R&D at Akzo Nobel Catalysts, Technical Service, Marketing and Product development at Akzo Nobel and Albemarle. Within Avantium Pieter has been responsible for Global Business Development, Sales and Marketing for high throughput systems and services in both Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry. Pieter got his academic degrees in Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam. He has published and contributed to almost 100 scientific and conference papers and patents.

Table of Contents

- Product or process idea generation. Market and economic drivers for renewable products and processes
- From literature via concepts to implementation. Workflow approach. Optimizing time to market using advanced methodologies and parallel experimentation
- Design of experiments, experimental approach. General approaches and/or specific for high throughput approach
- Process and catalyst discovery and screening for bio-based materials
- Process design and optimization using HT experimentation
- Experimental and theoretical catalyst design and up-scaling rules
- Process modeling, kinetic modeling of bio-based processes
- Several of the above topics specifically dedicated to specific technologies or (family of) bio materials materials

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