Automation & IT

Honeywell Names Winner Of UniSim Challenge

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jun 20, 2012

Honeywell has named a University of British Columbia chemical engineering graduate as the winner of the 2012 UniSim Design Challenge. Bryan Gene used advanced software to enhance a new process for plastic waste disposal to win the competition, which is held in conjunction with the Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas Symposium.

Gene used UniSim to effectively model pyrolysis, a process that can be used to convert plastic waste that ordinarily would be sent to landfills into a synthetic crude oil. Using the software's existing database, Gene characterized non-conventional plastics and produced preliminary models for all major units of the pyrolysis process.

"Bryan Gene's proposal embodies the type of innovation our customers want and need," said Bradd Schneider, vice president of sales, Honeywell Process Solutions. "Production demands will only continue to rise, so finding ways to continuously improve plant safety, reliability and efficiency will continue to be a top priority."
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