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COVID-19, Process Intensification
University of Pittsburgh Research Team Manufactures Hand Sanitizer Amid Pandemic

RAPID project leader Götz Veser is currently working together with his graduate students (who also happen to be RAPID interns) to mix hand sanitizer by WHO specifications from donated chemicals. If you have some chemicals you are willing to donate, please contact Dr...

Process Intensification

The RAPID Manufacturing Institute is pleased to join RAPID Member, M. Davis & Sons at their Manufacturing Facility for an Open House and Facility Tour on October 4th to celebrate Manufacturing Day, from 11am-2pm. The event will be held at the Modular Fabrication Facility located at 9 Tyler Way, Newark, DE.

Guests will have the opportunity to learn...

Process Intensification, Sustainability

Since the late 1980s, the concept of sustainability has grown from corporate catchword to competitive advantage. According to a 2011 McKinsey Report[1], corporate reputation was supplanted as the most frequently cited reason for actively pursuing sustainability strategies. As data emerged, companies began viewing sustainability as the key to...

External News

AIChE
Process, Process Intensification

Process intensification (PI) is the development of new technologies that dramatically improve manufacturing processes. It can involve innovating existing processes and/or creating totally new ones, and it increasingly leverages big data, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, and other advanced manufacturing concepts. Inherent to PI is...

The Chemical Engineer
Modular Chemical Processing, Process Intensification

Just over two years ago, the US Department of Energy (DoE) established the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID), a Manufacturing USA institute. This public-private partnership between the DoE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) was designed to be industry-led with...

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RAMID MCPI Boot Camp
Process Intensification

For four days in September, representatives from RAPID members participated in the RAPID pilot course: Modular Chemical Process Intensification (MCPI) Boot Camp at the Oregon State University ATAMI Facility. The face-to-face course, a result of RAPID's call for EWD projects in 2018, was developed by Dr. Brian Paul and Dr. Goran Jovanovic and...