Reaction Calorimetry provides an understanding of a chemical process and is a source of safety and scale-up information. Reaction calorimeters determine how chemical reactions can be safely transferred from the lab to manufacturing and identify issues related to heat and mass transfer or mixing.
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Providing a safe and healthy workplace is a core value for every employer across the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. However, quickly creating and producing complex chemistry requires complex safety practices.
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The Impact of Safety
A working environment that fosters a culture of safety ensures that scientists stay healthy, engaged and productive. Well-understood processes, that are designed with safety and the environment in mind, operate profitably and sustainably. By identifying unsafe and non-viable reactions early in the development process, scarce resources can be deployed more effectively. By removing unsafe procedures and processes, an injury-free workplace is possible.
Overall, a holistic consideration of safety in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries is beneficial to all involved partners:
1. Increased personal safety in the lab results in a safer and healthier work environment, ultimately resulting in fewer absences related to injuries and illnesses. Consequently, this is a cost factor that adds positively to the company's success.
2. Thoroughly investigating the product properties and understanding the risks and criticality of processes leads to more efficient and safer processes that are robust and ensure an economic and ecologic manufacturing of intermediates and products throughout the product chain.
3. Energy, resource, and waste management, as well as, sustainable processes do not just benefit the environment, but also reflect in the company's reputation and financial success.
4. Safety incidents often impact a company's reputation, which is an important factor to consider as well.