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Case Study: Debottlenecking of an esterification process

Development of a mechanistic model accounting for phase equilibria (G/L/S)

  • by Ypso-Facto
  • January 11, 2022
Challenge Established process (> 40 years) for the production of an ester Debottlenecking Improving economics (OpEx) while minimizing investment Methods Identification of the reaction pathway thanks to well targeted experiments Development of a...

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Case Study: Improving an industrial fermentation

  • by Ypso-Facto
  • November 09, 2021
Challenge Scale-up of a industrial fermentation process Need to improve productivity and process stability Methods Establishment of mass balances, calculations of yields and Oxygen Uptake Rates Identification of key process parameters ...

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Case Study: Removal of an odorous molecule in a cosmetic product

Process simulations using mechanistic modeling

  • by Ypso-Facto
  • September 08, 2021
Challenge Cosmetic active ingredient manufacturing process More stringent specifications in terms of the residual concentration of an odorous co-product Methods   Identification of relevant technologies for the removal of the odorous co-product Support of the...

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Case Study: Design and start-up of a continuous purification process

  • by Ypso-Facto
  • July 08, 2021
  Challenge  Existing pilot batch process for the purification of omega-3 fatty acids from natural oil (11 unit operations) Shift to an industrial continuous production Methods Analysis of the existing batch system and elaboration of mass balances ...

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