CPAC Summer Institute 2015
July 21-23, 2015, Seattle, WA
Center for Process Analysis and Control (CPAC)
The theme of the meeting will be the exploration of
effective strategies for investigating, developing, and controlling intensified
processes for the next generation of sustainable production including
bioprocesses. It is clear that new processing concepts and techniques will be
required to cost effectively develop the next generation of materials and
insure their ability to compete in the market. The meeting will provide
examples of how enhanced end to end process understanding enabled by process
analytical technologies (PAT) can positively impact implementation of the new
intensified approaches to material transformations. It is expected that
attendees will develop an understanding of how the utilization of next
generation processing approaches will significantly improve the potential for
true economic and environmental sustainability of their production processes.
will demonstrate the role of PAT in speeding the development of next generation
processes for converting principle components of biomass to valuable products.
This includes approaches for continuous fermentation for higher yields with
lower operating costs in the biobased conversions area and new thermal and
catalytic routes for the direct conversion of biomass to fuels and chemical feedstocks.
However it is becoming increasingly clear that to maintain a fully sustainable
biomass conversion process will require the use of effective sampling and PAT
to enable the use of molecule management concepts to extract maximum value from
biomass processing. This highlights the need to understand the total
composition of the feedstock and how to cost effectively convert all of it for
maximum value in the marketplace. The meeting will also examine how to use PAT
to improve process efficiencies in what is often the most expensive part of any
raw material conversion process which is separations. This will be done by
demonstrating the utility of PAT for the range of advanced liquid phase
continuous separations techniques. The meeting will also explore new developments
in PAT including instrumentation and advanced data analysis. It will be
demonstrated how these advances facilitate the use of smart manufacturing
techniques and how these new PAT technologies are also important for the
development and optimization of processes as well as for maintaining high
quality process performance during production.
terms of handling the data generated by analyzers, the general concept of data
fusion to more completely characterize a material is very powerful. It is particularly
valuable when it is understood that it can provide better data faster and more
accurately than many independent physical tests. It is valuable to have early
involvement of control engineers since this data enables the use of feed
forward control and the generation of predictive estimation tools.
topics will include:
- How can we achieve
a better understanding of the data fusing process? For example, has the
problem of fusing multivariate and univariate data been solved?
- Almost by definition,
multiple instruments will go out of calibration at different rates and
this will be a problem that must be understood and solved.
- It is important to
understand what types of data can be modeled and also if we go to simpler
instruments what are the requirements for making the change.
three day schedule ends on Thursday evening with a BBQ dinner off-site event.
The final afternoon will summarize the technical areas and meld the conclusions
into a broader look at the future impact of Process Analytical Technology (PAT)
for Process Optimization.
has an established track record in fostering academic/industrial/national
laboratory interactions, which aims at bridging the gap between basic research
and full-scale process/product development. CPAC's Summer Institute (SI) will
provide continuing education opportunities in the areas of advances in
measurement science linked to process control.
CPAC Summer Institutes are held in an informal format, with technical
presentations, and time allotted for open discussion and brainstorming on
topics that arise from this interaction. The informal environment has created a
successful format for bringing together chemists, biologists, measurement
scientists, and process engineers from industry, government, and academic
institutions drawn from both CPAC and non-CPAC members. The program will be
structured to include plenary talks on broad topics, such as challenges and
needs. There will be talks that present advances in technologies that enable
one to address these needs. These will include areas like sensors, fluidics,
sampling, and control. Advances in continuous process unit operations such as
reactions, separations and purification will also be presented and discussed.
seminars will be held in two locations, first at the University of Washington
Club in Seattle, which is within walking distance from the suggested hotels.
See Map. The final day will be held at a Club House in
the nearby Cascade Mountains. Directions will be provided during the meeting on
Tuesday and Wednesday.
within walking distance of the University of Washington meeting site follow.
Deca http: //www.hoteldeca.com/ (206)
634-2000. Parking fee. Hotel Deca will provide a University of Washington meeting rate (if it is available) if you inform
us at CPAC so that we can put you on a list at the hotel.
Cloud Inn http://www.silvercloud.com/university/. (206) 526-5200. Free parking. Continental Breakfast included with room rate.
- Travelodge http://www.travelodgeseattleuniversity.com/. (206) 525-4612. Free parking. Continental Breakfast included with room rate.
- Watertown http://www.watertownseattle.com/. (866) 944-4242. Free parking.
and parking are at the expense of the attendee.
Fees for the 2015 Summer Institute are $425.00 US Dollars. The fees cover all
meeting materials, lunch, and a BBQ dinner on Thursday. Please complete the
registration form at the bottom of the document or go to the following site for
an interactive form: