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The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) is developing science-based design and operation principles for predictable, reliable, and scalable performance of preprocessing unit operations.


For this research, the FCIC will take a Quality by Design approach to develop models for select unit operations. It involves relating critical quality attributes (CQA) to critical material attributes (CMA) and process parameters.


This preprocessing research will result in:

  • A science-based understanding of unit operations
  • Design principles (equations) that relate unit operation CQA to CMA and process parameters
  • Computational models of deacetylation and particle fracture
  • Process control models to achieve CQA for variable CMA.


Science-based design principles will replace semi-empirical approaches, resulting in improved performance and lower cost.


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