Escape-12   Industrial forum

Forum for Industrial CAPE Applications and Needs
Finding groundbreaking and innovative areas of CAPE research

Industrial practitioners from a variety of industrial sectors, such as pulp & paper, food & drink, waste & water treatment, bioprocessing, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, will be invited to describe critical questions and fundamental problems with which their process engineers are faced. They will thereby challenge the CAPE research community to work with these industries to identify and embark upon challenging new research areas within CAPE and CAPE-related technologies. These challenges may address the entire chain of scope definition, finding technical solutions, integrative and critical organisational/managerial aspects and implementation issues.

The Forum will comprise a number of short summary presentations outlining the key features of problems and challenges to which solutions are urgently required. In open and informal discussion, reactions and responses (possibly also in the form of short presentations) will be invited from the audience to each of these problem areas and the CAPE community will be challenged to identify and explore potential new areas of research and deliver solutions.

To facilitate the preparation of these responses, brief problem statements will be available in advance on the Escape-12 website. Anyone who wishes to make a short presentation of either additional challenges or in response will be invited to submit their comments to Paulien Herder (, so that the organisers can ensure balance and variety in the discussions.

Programme Industrial Forum
(Tuesday, May 28, afternoon)

Chair: Tony Perris

Challengers Company Challenge
Alle Bruggink DSM "Process Technology in Fine Chemical Industry, a Missing Link for a Sustainable Future!"
Toine Paijens RND Computational Fluid Dynamics
Markus Reuter TUDelft "Recycling - Art or ESCAPE?"
Risto Ritala KCL "To achieve a considerably better combination of stability and flexibility through systematic optimization of process dynamics in the paper and pulp industry"
"Management of the supply chain as a dynamic system in the paper and pulp industry"
Gerhard Schembecker Process Design Center "Challenges for Future Use of CAPE Tools in Process Synthesis"
Leendert Wesdorp Unilever "Structuring processes for structured food products are too complex to be included in CAPE tools and techniques"
Jac van Wezel Diosynth "Develop a batch recipe control system suitable for many different products and many processing steps, which enhances reproducability, reliability, traceability, and safety, and is easy to maintain and adapt to new recipes or new processing steps."

Summary: Rafiqul Gani
(Wednesday, May 29)

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