Process Development and Scale-up Tools
Automated Laboratory Reactors
Process Development and Scale-up Workstations, such as Reaction Calorimeters and OptiMax HFCal, provide the scientist with thermodynamic data in real time and the ability to investigate the impact of changing conditions on heat transfer or other essential parameters. Small scale reaction calorimeters, such as EasyMax HFCal, can identify non-scalable conditions quickly and support studies related to concentrations, temperature or kinetics.
Heat Flow Calorimetry allows the user to measure heat generated by a chemical or physical reaction at conditions identical to plant conditions. By simply multiplying the driving force across the reactor wall with the resistance to the reactor heat transfer, the heat removal can be quantified easily and accurately.
If the heat flow balance is expanded by additional heat terms, such as the heat accumulation, the heat of dosing, or the heat released under reflux conditions, the user obtains comprehensive information about the progress of the chemical reaction, the impact of dosing rates, maximum heat flow, potentially dangerous accumulation of unreacted starting materials and much more.