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Purpose of the SAP

Within the LGC, the SAP aims to ensure efficient and quality services to research teams, but also to private companies requiring expertise in Process Engineering Science.

From its scientific environment and the skills of the LGC, the SAP can implement a set of specific analytical equipment intended to produce “Processes data”.

Among this privileged fields :

  • feasibility
  • improvement
  • control of processes

- Feasibility and Assistance to Process design

Within a process, the options selected to ensure the sequences of operations and their conditions are closely linked to a coherent set of physical-chemical, thermodynamic, and reaction data, not always available in the literature.

We can determine some data, under your specific conditions, and thus bring you help for decision-making.

Some examples of our potential :

  • Interfacial and surface tension
  • Density of liquids or solids
  • Dynamic viscosity
  • Liquefaction, glass transition, etc.

- Improvement of processes

The development of products with controlled properties or functions leads industry to ensure a thorough definition and perfect control of the operating conditions.

It is vital to draw close and interactive links between the product required and the process involved

Some examples of our potential :

  • Wettability and flowability of powders
  • Porosity of solids
  • Particle size distribution
  • Rheological characteristics, etc.

- Process Control

The imperfect control or management of certain stages of a process can make the operation less safe, less clean and less profitable.

The stages of a discontinuous operating process tend to be most sensitive to the impact of scale

Tests, but also help for the identification of the elements to be checked, for the definition and validation of potential improvements.

Some examples of our potential :

  • Scanning electron microscopy of solid particles
  • Gas and liquid chromatography
  • Spectroscopy by atomic or infrared emission (FTIR)
  • Morphological and statistical study of solid particle samples, etc.