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Eugene Dakin Ph.D., P.Chem

Professional Chemist

Chemical Cylinders

Plant Optimization

Industrial Plant 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.

Areas of future writings of plant optimization include: Oilfield plants, Water Treatement, Wastewater Treatment, Pulp & Paper, Natural Gas Treatment (sweetening and dehydration), Corrosion, and more.





Plant: The land, buildings, machinery, apparatus, and fixtures employed in carrying on a trade or an industrial business.