Optimization is a position where most Chemists and Technologists excel.
Knowing how the chemistry and chemicals interact with one-another, high
demand is placed on individuals that know how to determine plant upsets
and are able to optimize production.
With this knowledge,
plants that were originally designed for 100% capacity can easily be
optimized with chemicals to achieve 150% operational capacity.
This is a two-fold benefit since 1) almost no additional capital cost
outlay is required, and 2) the use of chemicals is proportional to
production. If production decreases, so does chemical consumption.
future writings of plant
optimization include: Oilfield plants, Water Treatement, Wastewater
Treatment, Pulp & Paper, Natural Gas Treatment (sweetening and
dehydration), Corrosion, and more.