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SELECTBIO Conferences Flow Chemistry Europe 2018

John Blacker's Biography

John Blacker, Professor, Leeds University

Professor John Blacker is Chair of Process Chemistry and Technical Director of the Institute of Process Research and Development ( appointed to both the Schools of Chemistry and of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds. Prior to this he spent 18 years in the Fine Chemical industry as Technical Director working on catalysis and process development. In 2007 John transitioned to academia to help found the Institute for Process Research and Development, and was appointed a Full Professor in 2009. Blacker has 110 publications, around 40 patents, an H-index of 29 and over £15m of grant income. Research focus involves bio- and chemocatalysis in process development and includes industrial biotechnology, multi-phasic continuous flow, hydrogen transfer catalysis & manufacturability. Blacker has delivered and currently leads a number of large projects and collaborates extensively with industry. He is the recipient of several RSC and SCI Awards in Process Chemistry.

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Reactors and Reactions for Multiphase Continuous Flow Chemistry

Wednesday, 7 February 2018 at 14:30

Add to Calendar ▼2018-02-07 14:30:002018-02-07 15:30:00Europe/LondonReactors and Reactions for Multiphase Continuous Flow ChemistryFlow Chemistry Europe 2018 in Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK

In order to usefully exploit continuous flow processes within the manufacture of Pharma, Fine and Agro Chemicals, it is necessary to be able to handle mixtures of solids, liquids and gases as these are commonly encountered in intense and productive processes. Most flow methodology reported to date deals with mono-phasic liquids for which tubular reactors are often used with poor mixing characteristics. On the other hand continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTRs) can handle multi-phasic systems, due to good mixing, and are well known in industry for large-scale reactions. However, to date there are few small-scale laboratory reactors that enable the testing and development of these types of reactions. This presentation will discuss recent developments in lab-scale cascade CSTRs and give a number of examples of multiphase continuous flow reactions.       

Add to Calendar ▼2018-02-06 00:00:002018-02-07 00:00:00Europe/LondonFlow Chemistry Europe 2018Flow Chemistry Europe 2018 in Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK