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2017 P2SAC Fall Conference - December 5

2017 P2SAC Fall Conference - December 5

Event Date: December 5, 2017
Hosted By: Purdue Process Safety & Assurance Center (P2SAC)
Location: Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
Contact Name: Osman Basaran
Contact Phone: (765) 494-4061
Contact Email:
Priority: No
School or Program: Chemical Engineering
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Monday, December 4 (day prior to the conference)

Tuesday, December 5
FRNY 3059

  • 7:30-7:55 Coffee, tea, and light snacks

  • 8:00-8:15 Osman Basaran (Professor of ChE and Academic Director P2SAC, Purdue): Welcome, status of P2SAC, interplay between safety and assurance, and agenda

  • 8:15-8:45 Ray Mentzer (Visiting Professor of ChE and Executive Director P2SAC, Purdue): Vision of P2SAC, UG and MS research projects, and undergraduate/graduate safety course

  • 8:45-9:25 Carl Laird (Professor of ChE, Purdue): (a) Systems engineering and optimization techniques for improved safety and security of critical infrastructure and process industries; (b) Gas detector placement in petrochemical and chemical facilities

  • 9:25-10:05 Raj Gounder (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Prevention through catalyst design for applications in the petrochemical industry

  • 10:05-10:20 Coffee and snack break

  • 10:20-10:50 Kingsly Ambrose (Professor of AE, Purdue): Dust explosions: preventive precautions
  • 10:50-11:30 George Harriott (Air Products): Leak detection on gas pipelines [Also guest lecture with educational component on safety in graduate core course ChE 620 (Advanced Transport Phenomena 1): 3:30-4:30 pm, Monday, December 4, FRNY 1043]

  • 11:30-12:00 Brett Savoie (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Using high-throughput simulations to predict safety figures of merit for organic compounds

  • 12:00-12:50 Catered lunch for participants (industrial reps, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and other guests)

  • 12:50-1:30 Zoltan Nagy (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Robust fault-tolerant control for continuous direct compaction and runaway reactions and overview of research in pharmaceutical engineering

  • 1:30-2:00 Stan Kolis (Eli Lilly): Early phase thermal hazard assessments in the pharmaceutical industry

  • 2:00-2:40 Prasad Goteti (Honeywell): SIL rated communication protocols

  • 2:40-3:10 Jonathan Bach (NIOSH/CDC): Prevention through design (PTD)

  • 3:10-3:25 Refreshment break

  • 3:25-3:55 Marabeth Holsinger (Dow): Calorimetric determination of the oxidation of solids and organics adsorbed on solids

  • 3:55-4:25 Linda Wang (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Economical and environmentally sound technology for producing rare earth elements and others from coal fly ash

  • 4:25-4:55 Letian Dou (Professor of ChE, Purdue): Lead-containing halide perovskites nanomaterials for energy harvesting and related safety issues

  • 4:55-5:25 Osman Basaran (Professor of ChE and Academic Director P2SAC, Purdue): Drop and bubble coalescence, thin films, and flow assurance

  • 5:25-5:35 Short break

  • 5:35-6:15 Open discussion, industry needs, and future center projects (to be continued at dinner)

  • 6:15 Adjournment (dinner to follow - see below)

  • 7:15 pm After conference dinner and discussion (Industrial members/guests and Profs. Mentzer and Basaran)
    Location: Thai Essence
    1534 Win Hentschel Blvd., W. Lafayette, IN 47906
    (765) 269-9380