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Solvent Recovery using Pervaporation: sizing and operation of systems

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 25 September 2019
  • Time(s)
    Tea/coffee from 6:00 PM, presentation starts at 6:30 PM
  • Venue
    Theatre IT3, Library Building, Cork IT

About the event

Pervaporation is a membrane process used to break azeotropes and remove water from solvents. It provides significant energy savings. In this presentation, Cilian Ó Súilleabháin from CIT will outline the new simple equations he has developed for the sizing of pervaporation systems and for estimating energy consumption. Annette Lynch has operated the pervaporation unit at Pfizer Ringaskiddy for the past 15 years and she will discuss the performance of the system.

About the speakers

Cilian Ó Súilleabháin Chartered Engineer - CIT
Cilian has taught chemical engineering at CIT for 22 years after more than a decade working in the chemical industry. He recently completed a PhD entitled “Modelling of hydrophilic Pervaporation Systems”.

Annette Lynch - Pfizer
Annette, a CIT Chemical Engineering graduate, is responsible for identifying and implementing new process technologies within Pfizer. For many years she was the lead engineer at the solvent recovery plant in Pfizer Ringaskiddy in particular, identifying new solvent recovery opportunities, modelling the process with Aspen software and then proceeding to trial the recovery and validate the recovered solvent for use back in the process.


Free - all  welcome!

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