Course Description

Scaling and Piloting for the Process Industries

21-23 September 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Course Offering 200921EU1882
Course ID 1882

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
Engineers and scientists who are involved in process development and scale-up, process troubleshooting and scale-down, and pilot plant operations would benefit from this course. This includes people in the following areas:
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Bioprocessing
  • Food
  • Composite Materials
  • Waste Processing

Managers and supervisors of the engineers and scientists involved in scale-up would likewise benefit since the training will help them better guide and evaluate their personnel.

Course Description
Successful process scale-up is critically important when taking an innovative idea and turning it into a commercial reality, while successful process scale-down is essential for troubleshooting or optimizing commercial processes.

This intensive three-day course will provide concepts, methods, and advice on the scaling of processes and the practical application of pilot plants. Participants will apply new techniques to example processes and reflect on how they can directly apply those techniques to their own processes. Lecture, group discussion, group exercises, and individually-focused work will be used to transmit and reinforce the course material.

Course Director
Aaron Sarafinas, Principal, Sarafinas Process and Mixing Consulting, LLC

Aaron Sarafinas is a recognized expert in bridging between the R&D lab and commercial production units. He specializes in process development, especially on the impact of mixing technology, with over 35 years of industrial experience in both technical and leadership roles at Rohm and Haas and The Dow Chemical Company. While with those companies, Mr. Sarafinas successfully invented, developed, scaled and commercialized processes that made products ranging from polymers to biologically active intermediates to inorganic chemicals using many different reaction and separation operations. He also developed and taught internal courses on scale-up and on mixing at those companies. He has delivered many external seminars and papers on process development and mixing, and is an author of a chapter in Advances in Industrial Mixing. Mr. Sarafinas started Sarafinas Process & Mixing Consulting LLC in 2018 to enable clients to achieve faster process development and scaling and to leverage advantaged mixing technology.

Venue Information
Amsterdam Area
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