We lower costs and increase performance and reliability of processes

Activated Sludge Design
  • How to maximize the profitability and minimize the costs of that process? (cost optimisation)
  • How to improve the quality of the output? (operational optimisation)
  • How to scale-up effectively? Can we save piloting costs? How will performance look like at larger scale? (effective design and upscaling)
  • How to solve that problem fast, efficient and effictively? (problem solving)
  • How to increase the reliability of our flowsheet model and lower calibration efforts? (model improvement)

Operational optimisation and problem solving

Lowering operational costs, improving process performance and reliability by making model-supported process changes.
Examples:

  • Optimal placement of sensors for better control
  • Mixing and aeration optimisation
  • Optimisation of chemical dosing
  • Process screening and troubleshooting
Ion Exchange Column

Testing and designing new systems and reactors

We can check if new equipment meets criteria. By simulating a concept before actually realizing it, we can save costs, prevent future operational problems and maximize process efficiency. By virtually testing and challenging different designs our customers can take the most effective decision, with confidence.

Crystalliser design

Retrofit and upscaling

Upscaling of processes is often not straightforward. We use simulation to make sure the process still meets criteria at a larger scale. As such, a full-scale installation performs equally well as the pilot or expensive piloting can be omitted. Retrofit on the other hand, often impacts the whole process train. Using modelling we can assess the impact of different retrofit decisions.

Activated Sludge

Improvement of flowsheet models

We use advanced modelling to turning standard 'tanks-in-series' models or 'perfectly mixed models' into more reliable yet still simple models. These models need less recalibration and are still valid if process changes occur.

Tubular membrane slug flow

  • Liquid and chemical mixing
  • Liquid and gas mixing (oxygen, ozone, ...)
  • Kinetics
  • Settling
  • Multiphase processes (liquid, gas, solid)
  • Heat transfer
  • Mass transfer