The science of energetic materials is dedicated to developing means to predict performance and safety characteristics with high fidelity. In order to better control product qualities, such as burn rate, flow property, peak pressure and packing density, scientists are applying modern, connected synthesis workstations and Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) to fully characterize and understand complex energetic processes in real-time under actual reaction conditions.
Featuring presenters from the US Army, NALAS Engineering and Purdue University, this free online event is for scientists and engineers who are interested in improving energetic process performance by identifying, understanding and optimizing critical process parameters for the design of safe and scalable processes. Each presenter will share practical examples and case studies on the use of novel techniques for understanding risk variability, impact assessment and/or simulation development.
- Key Differences Between Chemical Process Development of Energetics and API
Jerry Salan - NALAS Engineering
- Chemical Kinetics in the Energetics Community – Data Acquisition and Utilization
Eric Gauthier - United States Army Picatinny
- Application of Process Intensification and Digital Design in the Crystallization of Energetic Materials
Zoltan Nagy - Purdue University
Each talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the presenter.
Who Should Attend?
Chemists and chemical engineers who need to:
- Consider the impact of scaling up delayed or auto-catalyzed reactions, heat or product accumulations and heat transfer
- Understand reaction mechanisms such as critical reaction parameters, kinetics, reaction intermediates and limits of heat exchange
- Investigate 'What if' scenarios like cooling failure, mixing failure, heat exchange fouling and dosing disruptions
- Develop better control of particle size and shape to improve sensitivity, thermal stability and energy performance
There is no cost to attend but registration is required, and space is limited.