Art of Scale Up

Book CoverDr. Joel Shertok addresses chemical engineering concerns in an industrial environment, emphasizing the importance of piloting a reduced scale process to mimic proposed commercial operations. Topics include reactor considerations, separations, and materials of construction (MOC). Subtopics include descriptions, illustrations, and examples of reaction kinetics, mass transfer, mixing, kinetic control, distillation, crystallization and fractional crystallization, separation methods, ion exchange, filtration, selection criteria for materials of construction, energy sources and uses.


About Joel Shertok

Joel Shertok HeadshotHave calculator, will travel! Dr. Joel Shertok is President of Process Industries Consultants, where he advises companies on chemical process practices and technologies to guide them in keeping their projects on track and on budget. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, and was a Visiting Scholar in the School of Chemistry and Material Science at Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology. Joel has worked in a variety of areas, including (but not limited to) specialty and commodity chemicals, biotechnology, carbon-based purification, and formulated products for water treatment and food safety. In addition to these accomplishments, he also has a lifelong interest in European history, has held an Amateur Radio License since 1964, loves to write, speaks a little French and Hebrew, and has traveled all around the world. He is a father of 3 children and 3 grandchildren. He and his wife Susan live in Newark, DE.