Presentation Title

Alcohol Recovery Process Optimization

Faculty Mentor(s)

Keith Schimmel

Dr. Joseph Schroeder

Project Type

Senior Design Project

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Community Application

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Location: Reed Hall of Science Room 330

CSL Behring in Bradley, IL needed help improving their alcohol recovery system. This process allows used alcohol to be reused by the plant. Improvements were made in a virtual simulation software. Suggestions will be used to help the senior engineers at CSL Behring decide what they will do in the future to improve their outdated system.

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The Kankakee manufacturing site is a biotech facility that manufactures plasma-based products. Plasma fractionation is a key step in the manufacturing process. Plasma fractionation requires significant quantities of alcohol to be used in the process. At the end of the fractionation process, the alcohol is recovered through the use of a distillation column. It is theorized that the quality of the recovered alcohol impacts the yields of the fractionation process. The goal of the project is to optimize the alcohol recovery process at the Kankakee site.

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Apr 15th, 3:00 PM

Alcohol Recovery Process Optimization

Reed 330

Location: Reed Hall of Science Room 330

CSL Behring in Bradley, IL needed help improving their alcohol recovery system. This process allows used alcohol to be reused by the plant. Improvements were made in a virtual simulation software. Suggestions will be used to help the senior engineers at CSL Behring decide what they will do in the future to improve their outdated system.

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The Kankakee manufacturing site is a biotech facility that manufactures plasma-based products. Plasma fractionation is a key step in the manufacturing process. Plasma fractionation requires significant quantities of alcohol to be used in the process. At the end of the fractionation process, the alcohol is recovered through the use of a distillation column. It is theorized that the quality of the recovered alcohol impacts the yields of the fractionation process. The goal of the project is to optimize the alcohol recovery process at the Kankakee site.