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Faster and more effective scale-up through computer simulation

Process scale-up or scale-down is typically expensive, difficult and time consuming. We use simulation to reduce your effort and save significant experimental costs. It also increases your testing freedom and learning.

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The benefits of 'virtual piloting' on the computer

The benefits of CFD simulation in a scheme

How we facilitate your scale-up or scale-down exercise

We start by modelling the available lab- or pilot-scale system and often validate in that stage. Then we start the virtual scale-up (which we like to call 'virtual piloting'). This way, the impact of operational and reactor settings can be easily assessed, as below:

Operational settings

  • Flow rates of liquid and gas
  • Operational cycle times
  • Gas properties and bubble sizes
  • Viscosity
  • Concentrations of solutes and chemicals
  • Reaction properties
  • Temperature

Reactor settings

  • Size
  • Shape
  • Impeller type
  • Inlet, outlet configuration
  • Positioning of critical reactor parts (e.g. baffle, aerators, …)
  • ...

We started testing AM-TEAM’s recommendations right after the project. Their modelling gave us the insights we needed, to have enough confidence in a possible positive outcome of the tests.

Dr. Stefan Weijers - Waterboard De Dommel

Thanks to the cooperation with AM-Team we were able to reduce the reactor design piloting phase with at least 3 months,  saving us a lot of stainless steel construction work, a lot of trouble and a lot of money.

Ir. Kevin Van de Merlen - Pureblue

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