Digital design approaches are rapidly replacing traditional experimentation and pilot-based techniques in catalytic reactor design and operation.

The ‘lifecycle’ new approaches use validated high-fidelity models to minimise experimentation time and reduce or eliminate the need for pilot plants; explore the decision space rapidly to result in optimal catalyst and reactor design combinations; quantify and design out uncertainty and risk; and use the models as online digital twins to monitor and optimise operation and provide operator decision support.

This webinar provides a brief overview of the laboratory-to-industrial reactor approach, using workflows and methodologies that have been applied successfully over many years to many different fixed-bed catalytic reaction processes.

Topics covered

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • R&D: From experiments to validated reaction set – using real-life data to improve model prediction
  • Engineering: Advanced catalytic reactor design based on validated models
  • Operations: Taking detailed predictive models online – model-based digital applications


Stepan Spatenka
Stepan Spatenka, Process Systems Enterprise

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45 minutes plus Q&A


Who should attend?

The webinar is aimed at reaction and process engineers and technology managers from the Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Specialty Chemicals industries who are interested in learning more about current tools and best practice for reactor design and new process development.