Archived: Filtration and Drying Course

On line Training Course

Date: 15 June - 17 June 2021

Location: Online Event

Tutors: Mr Robert Peeling

Filtration and drying are the essential but unsung heroes of whole process design: this 3 x 3-hour session course will guide you through the underlying principles you need to consider to successfully implement them during product commercialisation.  Dates and timings are below:

Tuesday, June 15 | 2.00pm – 5.00pm BST
Wednesday, June 16 | 2.00pm – 5.00pm BST
Thursday, June 17 | 2.00pm – 5.00pm BST

New products can only be brought to market successfully with a viable whole process behind them. Your (bio-)synthesis and work-up might well be exciting and innovative but unless the isolated product can be handled and suitably packaged then commercial success is unlikely.

Ran in conjunction with

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Chemists, biologists, and engineers regularly interact and collaborate in process development projects. To do so within an effective team each must understand the needs and objectives of the other disciplines. This course gives scientists and engineers from other disciplines an introduction into the chemical engineering involved in the isolation and drying of products following chemical or biochemical synthesis and work-up. The aim is to equip participants with sufficient understanding of the underlying principles of filtration and drying to successfully engage in multi-disciplinary discussions within their project teams and identify the data requirements to enable successful process scale-up.

Course outline

Session One

Principles of Filtration

  • Basic fluid properties
  • Understanding the behaviour of fluids: hydrostatics and flow regimes
  • Particle settling
  • Flow through packed beds
  • Principles applied to Filtration
    • Factors affecting filtration
    • Filtration rate and cake resistance
    • Compressible cake
    • Filtration at constant pressure
    • Filtration at constant rate
    • Tiller equation
    • Residual moisture

Session Two

Filtration Technology

  • Filtration equipment
  • Effect of particle size and shape
  • Improving filtration rates
  • Cake washing
  • Cake cracking and heels
  • Scale-up

Centrifugation

  • General principles
  • Equipment types, pros and cons
  • Basic centrifugation theory and empirical approaches to scaling
  • Differences from filters
  • Technology selection: when to centrifuge and when to filter

Session Three

Drying

  • Material and Energy Balances
  • Heat Transfer
  • Drying Rate
  • Drying (Air-Water)
  • Drying (Solvents)
  • Drying equipment and selection
  • Process safety during drying

Course Objectives

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Chemists, biologists, and engineers regularly interact and collaborate in process development projects. To do so within an effective team each must understand the needs and objectives of the other disciplines. This course gives scientists and engineers from other disciplines an introduction into the chemical engineering involved in the isolation and drying of products following chemical or biochemical synthesis and work-up. The aim is to equip participants with sufficient understanding of the underlying principles of filtration and drying to successfully engage in multi-disciplinary discussions within their project teams and identify the data requirements to enable successful process scale-up.

Who should attend

Scientists and process technologists involved in chemical or biochemical process scale-up bringing new products from synthesis to commercialisation.

What's Included

The course fee includes:

  • Link to watch all three live sessions
  • Electronic version of the course manual*
  • Course certificate

For this on line course, there will be no recordings available and *the e reader manual is NOT printable or downloadable (due to copyright).  If you prefer a hard copy of the manual you will have the opportunity of purchasing a professionally printed hard copy during the booking process.

Testimonials

Online LEO Pharma Delegate

This course provided a very good introduction to different techniques. It gave some good suggestions as to what aspects to consider and test when choosing a technique, or wanting to understand your equipment better.

Online Patheon Delegate

This course provides a concise and comprehensive overview of solid-liquid separation technologies and drying, their evaluation and practical considerations.