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Batch to Continuous – Economic drivers and obstacles

23rd – 25th September, 2014 : 6th Symposium on Flow Reactor Technology for Industrial Applications, Budapest. During the last 6th Symposium on Flow Reactors for Industrial Applications, Robert Ashe held a workshop on “Batch to Flow – Economic drivers and

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Residence Time Distribution in the Coflore ATR1L

This technical note focuses on the plug flow performance of the Coflore ATR1. The Coflore ATR1 is a dynamically mixed flow reactor which utilises an innovative agitation mechanism designed to promote radial mixing and prevent back mixing. It employs a

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2014 Industrial Placement Student Poster

In 2014, AM Technology offered a six-month industrial placement to a Chemical Engineering student, Euan Sutherland, from the University of Edinburgh. For the student, this was an opportunity to apply academic learning in an industrial context and the project involved

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Processing slurries with fast settling solids

This document describes the Coflore ATR set up requirements for gas/liquid/solid reactions with fast settling solids.

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Feb 2015 – First Semi-Plant Scale System Bound for USA

December 2014 saw the first shipment of our largest Coflore reactor to date. A Coflore ATR-10L reactor, consisting of 10 tubes each of 1L working volume, was assembled, tested and released for shipment to a major US based chemical company. The system

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Sep 2014 – 2014 Has Been a Busy Time for AM Technology

In January we moved into our new facility in Runcorn and have increased the size and capability of our team with the addition of chemists, chemical engineering flow specialists and reactor design and mechanical engineers. We have also been expanding

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Continuous Flow Synthesis and Crystallisation of Chiral Amine

As part of the dissemination of the outputs of the Innovate UK supported projected led by YProTech, a poster was presented at the 2013 Winter Process Chemistry Conference held in Leeds between the 16th and 18th of December.

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Hydrogenation: Batch to Continuous

Mechanically stirred reactors are the most practical solution for gas/liquid reactions at the plant scale since such processes generally require efficient mixing for extended periods. The Coflore ACR is a mechanically stirred flow reactor with a reactor channel divided into

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Process Development for Downstream Processing of ε-caprolactone in a Biocatalytic Reaction

INTRODUCTION Production processes of economically important oxyfunctionalized synthesis building blocks are mostly based on “classical chemical” methods. Up to now ε- caprolactone is synthesized via oxidation of cyclohexane to cyclohexanol/ cyclohexanone. The KA-oil is oxidized with peroxyacetic acid in an

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Aug 2013 – AM Technology secures investment for flow reactor supply chain development

The investment will fund the R&D activity required for AM Technology to engineer a patented chemical flow reactor on a large scale from testing facilities in Runcorn, whilst Autico will develop the software for a new process control system which

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Continuous Flow Processing of Chemical Slurries

AUTHORS: Benjamin J. Deadman, Duncan L. Browne, Ian R. Baxendale and Steven V. Ley This poster summarises independent work carried out within the Innovative Technology Centre of the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. The work demonstrates the suitability of

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Scalable and Sustainable Covalent Functionalisation of Carbon Nanotubes

In a collaborative project at Padua University (Italy), a PhD student worked with FIS to develop a novel process for the functionalisation of carbon nanontubes. The objective of this work was the functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes

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Biocatalytic oxidase: Batch to continuous

The output from Project Biochemist has been published in the Chemical Engineering Research and Design journal.  The work involved the development of a bioprocess for an oxidation reaction catalysed by D-amino acid oxidase. It involved starting from a simple lab scale

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Apr 2012 – AM Technology Piles on the Pressure

AM Technology are proud to announce their participation in a new collaborative TSB funded project; Bio-press. Bio-press sees the renewed partnership with synthetic biology company; Ingenza and Contract Research Organisation (CRO); C-Tech Innovations. Bio-press’s 9 month objective is to develop

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Scaling Up Biocatalysis Reactions in Flow Reactors

The output from Project Biochemist has been published in the Organic Process Research and Development journal.  The work involved the application of Coflore ATR systems to the scale up of biocatalytic oxidase processes. The Coflore ATR has been used in a joint

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