Perspectives: Making it Work

Conquer Pilot Plant Challenges

Use design of experiments to minimize the number of runs and ensure meaningful data

By Ron Stites, Stites & Associates, LLC
Oct 19, 2015

A pilot plant usually plays a key role in process development by providing essential data related to operation, safety, scale-up and other issues. Of course, the value of the pilot plant depends upon the validity of the data captured. Planned experiments are crucial to gathering meaningful data. Identifying variables in advance and controlling them during runs must underpin efforts.

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