Book cover for "Chemical Scale Up"By Joe Bonem (ChemEngr’57)
(Elsevier Science, 232 pages; 2018)

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Chemical Projects Scale Up: How to Go from Laboratory to Commercial covers the chemical engineering steps necessary for taking a laboratory development into the commercial world. The book includes the problems associated with scale up, equipment sizing considerations, thermal characteristics associated with scale up, safety areas to consider, recycling considerations, operability reviews and economic viability. In addition to the process design aspects of commercializing the laboratory development, consideration is given to the utilization of a development in an existing plant.

Bonem’s highly productive five-decade career has included over three decades in Polymers manufacturing and process development with Exxon Chemical as well as 20 years in consulting. He is available for consulting in his areas of expertise. These areas include all phases of chemical engineering including Technology Transfer and Assimilation, Process Development and Scaleup, Project Basis Development and Process Design, Plant Performance Improvements and Safety Assessment of New and Existing Technology.

His is experienced in the development and mentoring of young engineers, and has extensive experience in working in foreign countries and cultures. He also has experience serving as an expert witness. His previous two books focused on how to use chemical engineering to solve problems in industrial plants. He currently resides is New Braunfels, Texas with his wife Diane Robinson. The couple have one son and two grandsons, both with chemical engineering degrees.