Chemical Processing

Chemical processing and manufacturing involves extensive manipulation of gas, solids, and liquids which coincide exactly with Coanda’s key areas of expertise. For the most efficient, cost-effective, environmentally friendly solutions, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of the fluid dynamics of the process to optimize performance.

Challenging Conditions

The challenge with many practical chemical processes is that they occur under conditions that make it impractical to experiment with at field scale full operating conditions so physical modelling, computational or analytical modelling techniques are the only possible ways to investigate the problems and develop viable solutions.

Coanda has extensive experience in all areas of chemical process modelling.

Some examples are:

  • Polymerization reactor design, catalyst injectors, and mixers
  • Separation (gas/solid/liquid)
  • Mixing (gas/solid/liquid)
  • Piloting and scale-up
  • Distillation
  • Cryogenic processing
  • Refining
  • Purging procedures

Petrochemicals and derivatives

Petrochemicals provides the basic building blocks for organic chemistry. The importance of this industry is significant, and is expected to exceed a trillion dollars within the next several years. True petrochemicals such as ethylene and other olefins are often produced in petroleum refining complexes through thermal and catalytic processes, while petrochemical derivatives such as oxides and polymer precursors may be produced in separate facilities.


Process Optimization

In many cases these processes involve the application of chemical reactions, phase transitions, and transport processes, often at relatively severe conditions. Processing conditions make troubleshooting and optimization exercises difficult at full scale. Coanda has built its expertise in scaled laboratory modelling, developing physically accurate analogues through which complex problems can be studied.

Industry Support

Coanda has been providing technical support to companies engaged in commercial production and processing of Chemicals, Petrochemicals and their derivatives for decades. Process and equipment aspects associated with conventional gas processing, oil refining, and polymerization processes have all been studied by Coanda through a combination of laboratory modeling, field study, and mathematical approaches.

These studies have overcome various challenges including development of analog materials for highly non-Newtonian fluids. To study these complex systems Coanda has often had to develop novel measurement techniques in-house.