Workshops and Outreach


    Modular Manufacturing

    Modular, scalable, processing units can be installed at, or nearby, natural resources in order to quickly perform value added chemistry. These miniaturized chemical plants reduce economic costs of transportation and can mitigate environmental impacts related to transporting unrefined volatile or carcinogenic materials. An example of useful deployment of modular systems would be for natural gas liquefaction, where wellheads are scattered, in often remote areas, and transportation to centralized power or chemical plants is expensive. Our 2017 workshop on modular process intensification resulted in identifying research necessary for development of small-scale, modular, chemical manufacturing facilities. The agenda and slides for the workshop, as well as the resulting report can be found by clicking on the links below.

  • MMW Agenda
  • MMW Slides
  • MMW Report