Process analytical technology
September 2018 - dates TBC
Sean Atkinson, Giuseppe Elia, Ali Gahkani, Jon Love, Julian Morris, Alan Munns, Jonathan Neale, Martin Pitt, Mark Selton
The aim is to provide a thorough grounding in the principles, technology and practices of analytical measurement, with an emphasis on the specification, installation and operation of the types of on-line analyser and sampling systems commonly used for the monitoring and control of industrial plant and processes.
- To understand the underlying principle of operation and techniques used in on-line chromatography (esp GLC) and spectroscopy (esp NIR).
- To become familiar with common practice in the application of on-line-analysers and with the technology used for on-line analysis.
- To understand the principles of sampling and appreciate the principal requirements for the design of sampling systems and analyser housing.
- To understand the principles and practice of common electrochemical measurements.
- To develop an awareness of the instrumentation used for ‘demand’ measurements and of the sensors available for measurement of gas species.
- To introduce chemometrics and process analytical technology (PAT) as a basis for in improving quality and reducing costs.
This module is of one week's full-time intensive study consisting of a variety of formal lectures, demonstrations and case studies. The time allocation for ‘practical work’ provides for demonstrations of equipment and systems by suppliers, supplemented by case studies of sample applications from real plant by end-users.