Energy Storage and its Applications

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Open Seminar: Progress and Challenges in Continuous Pharmaceutical and Green Manufacturing

  • Lecture Theatre 20, Hadfield Tower Department of Material Science and Engineering University of Sheffield UK (map)

Dr Dimitrios I. Gerogiorgis (, Institute for Materials & Processes (IMP), School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

This lecture will focus on our successful applications of process systems engineering methodologies (process synthesis, modelling, simulation and optimisation) towards evaluating technical efficiency, environmental impact and economic viability of several new continuous processes for manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) of high importance (ibuprofen, artemisinin, diphenhydramine, cyclosporine), based on published flow synthesis precedents. Original process design, economic and environmental impact results will be presented. Beyond this, we will discuss current challenges, but also how the technoeconomic evaluation and optimisation framework we have established is directly useful towards Green Manufacturing in high-value product industries.