Limitations of Particle Disengagement Estimation Methods

written by Michael Tanzio, Process Engineering Associates, LLC; February 2021 The industrial literature is full of stories about poor separation in systems consisting of drops or particles in a separate continuous phase (gas or liquid).  Poor disengagement of the dispersed phase can lead to major, unwanted, economic consequences (poor product quality, reduced throughput, environmental and…

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Megaproject OSBL Scope Development

Designing critical OSBL facilities for the Sadara Project presented the UPI team with some unique challenges, which required innovative solutions. Written by Mr. Joe Matherne, Chief Process Engineer, Process Engineering Associates, LLC December 7, 2020 The Sadara Chemical Company is a joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company and Saudi Aramco.  Sadara constructed at Al…

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Adsorption of Activated Carbon – Part 2

Adsorption on Activated Carbon – Part 2 Part 2 of this blog topic continues the discussion from last month of some important aspects of adsorption on activated carbon in the process industries and both parts are intended to serve as an introduction to the topic. The references cited at the end of this article are…

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Adsorption on Activated Carbon – Part 1

Adsorption on Activated Carbon – Part 1, M. Tanzio 09/10/20 Background As a unit operation, many do not consider Adsorption a glamorous technology – “just put some charcoal in a drum and away you go!”.  But the physics involved and the engineering required for an effective system are quite challenging and sophisticated. For a long…

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