When developing manufacturing processes, information about the process, the toxicity and stability of raw materials, intermediates and final product is important. Scientists use this data to establish the ideal reaction procedure and to gain an indepth understanding of the process itself. The Guide to Process Safety discusses the key challenges to consider when designing a safe process including:
- Thermal risks in chemical production
- Runaway scenarios
- Evaluating the risk and criticality of a process
Developing safer process designs enables chemists and engineers to keep the reaction under control as well as assessing process dynamics which is important for process development.