Welcome to A&SoF. A&SoF is an e-newsletter, managed by BHS, with its sole purpose to enhance the filtration knowledge of the marketplace to solve actual plant problems. This is year number 6 for the newsletter and we will continue to work diligently for a “true” newsletter containing technical articles and ideas from many authors (and bloggers) in the industry.
The new BHS blog is now up and running, (www.perlmutterunfiltered.com). The blog is described below and we are looking for guest bloggers to contribute. Contact me through the link on the blog and let me know your ideas. The goal is to have this blog become a communication tool for all us to exchange of information on process topics. Thanks for your help to make this successful.
This issue focuses on process scale-up both for specialty chemicals as well as for bioenergy. The two articles discuss how to scale up and how technology may change based upon which is the current stage-gate of the scale-up. One article is from Chemical Engineering Progress and the other is a case study from BHS illustrating a process scale up from batch candle filtration to the commercial scale which required continuous vacuum filtration.
Finally, in the last issue, BHS announced our new and expanded testing laboratory in our facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. Capabilities include pressure and vacuum testing, cake washing, drying (blowing, pressing and vacuum), filter media selection, conductivity measurements, filter aid selection and other quality testing. We are now looking for a Lab Testing Technician; please see the side-bar for further information and to apply for this opportunity.
I hope that you find A&SoF useful and informative. Your comments, ideas and suggestions for future issues are much appreciated. If you missed any of the issues, please click on the following link: A&SoF, to view them. We look forward to your continued input.
Barry A. Perlmutter