In scale-up of equipment and unit operations often one or more critical success factors for scale-up play a role. Table 7.1 lists the most common critical factors and their potential risks. It can be used as a checklist for scale-up. By highlighting the potential risks often preventive measures can be taken in the research or development stage.
Critical Scale-Up Factors of Equipment and Unit Operations
|Critical Scale-Up Factor||Potential Risks|
|RTD||In scale-up often the RTD is affected by fast large scale eddies which may cause shortcut flow and more back-mixing. In reactors it may cause less conversion and more by-product formation. ...|