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1 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 1 Sanjiv Bachal & Alok Pandit Equinox Software & Services Private Limited Dec 2013

2 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 2 1.Introducing Equinox 2.The importance of solvents 3.Process design of Solvent Recovery system 4.Waste Reduction Algorithm (WAR) 5.Case studies 6.Conclusion 7.Vote of Thanks Agenda 2

3 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 3 EQUINOX Improving process and plants performance globally Through IT-catalyzed Chemical Engineering

4 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 4 4 “…Gain better “process” understanding to “process” better Gains…” Our Mantra

5 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 5 A New Kind Of Process Company  Model Based Process Consulting, Process IT Solutions & Services  Among the largest # Software platform independent companies in its chosen business areas for CPI/HPI/Pharma  India based company in active business since 2007  Successful Delivery of 100+ projects  50+ customers in 10 countries in 3 continents  Novel Application Solutions deployed thru internal R&D  Profitable growth, based on internal funds Broad Base of Customers

6 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 6 Member – NASSCOM, FICCI, MCCIA Incorporated in 2005 Operational in 2007 Clocked a CAGR of 60% over last five years Consistent repeat business – A sign of customer’s trust. Delivered 100,000+ Hours of Consulting in last 18 months Strategic Alliances with world leaders – FRI and OLI Global customers in UAE, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, USA, Thailand, Netherlands Now in its 7 th year…

7 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 7 A New Kind Of Process Company  Highly qualified and experienced team –25% staff have post-graduate qualification in engineering –50% staff have solid operating experience –50% staff have worked on multiple software platforms  Equal distribution of projects in India and abroad

8 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 8 Importance of Solvents  Why solvents are needed: –Solubilizing the reactants –Facilitate reaction –Facilitate heat transfer/control –Purification  Solvents constitute typically wt% of the process mass  Contribute about % to the cost of manufacturing of Active ingredient  Number of solvents used in an API unit could be anywhere in the range of  Number of used solvent streams could be > 100

9 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 9 Process Design Challenges  Binary solvent mixtures are a rare occurrence – multi-component systems are common  Multi-step separation processes with multiple permutations and combinations of distillation train

10 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 10 Process Design - Engineering Practices Methodologies followed in Industries for design of solvent recovery system:  Experience/Operation wisdom  Consultants  Commercial Simulators  etc

11 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 11 Process Design - Engineering Practices MAXSOL – The complete science driven product/Application to maximize solvent recovery Considers various aspects in process Designing:  Thermodynamics  Operation  Hardware  Economics  Environment

12 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 12 Design of Solvent Recovery Systems  The Green/Environment Aspect: The Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Design Alternatives

13 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 13 EIA - Waste Reduction Algorithm  What is Waste Reduction Algorithm (WAR): – Algorithm developed by US EPA to evaluate environmental impacts of process design  How it works – By evaluating processes in terms of their potential environment impacts (PEI)  What is PEI – Effect a chemical would have on the environment if it were simply emitted into the environment

14 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 14  PEI categories considered in the Waste Reduction Algorithm (WAR): –Toxicological  Human Toxicity Potential by Ingestion (HTPI)  Human Toxicity Potential by Exposure (HTPE)  Aquatic Toxicity Potential (ATP)  Terrestrial Toxicity Potential (TTP) –Global  Global Warming Potential (GWP)  Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP)  Photochemical oxidation or Smog Formation Potential (PCOP)  Acidification or Acid-Rain Potential (AP) EIA - Waste Reduction Algorithm

15 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 15  PEI categories considered in the Waste Reduction Algorithm (WAR):  Human Toxicity Potential by Ingestion (HTPI)  Human Toxicity Potential by Exposure (HTPE)  Aquatic Toxicity Potential (ATP)  Terrestrial Toxicity Potential (TTP)  Global Warming Potential (GWP)  Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP)  Photochemical oxidation or Smog Formation Potential (PCOP)  Acidification or Acid-Rain Potential (AP) EIA - Waste Reduction Algorithm

16 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 16 EIA - Waste Reduction Algorithm Energy Generation Process Recovery Process PEI in MASS Energy PEI out Waste Energy Waste Energy PEI Analysis Envelope

17 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 17 EIA - Waste Reduction Algorithm  A case study is discussed here to highlight the application of WAR algorithm to understand the PEI of various design alternatives for an actual solvent mixture separation  MDC – THF – Water System

18 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 18 New Design - Option 1 Reuse Waste

19 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 19 Reuse Waste New Design - Option 2

20 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 20 PEI Analysis Using WAR  External Environment Efficiency of the process  Total Rate The contribution due to PCOP is predominant in both the options Option 2 PEI is marginally better due to lower contribution of PCOP category

21 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 21 PEI Analysis Using WAR  External Environment Efficiency of the process  Rate per kg of product Option 1 shows a better performance per kg of product – Option 1 has higher product yield compared to Option 2

22 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 22 PEI Analysis Using WAR  Internal Environment Efficiency of the process  Total rate of PEI generation

23 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 23 PEI Analysis Using WAR  Internal Environment Efficiency of the process  Generation per kg of product

24 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 24 PEI Analysis Using WAR  PEI Generation - Energy Usage  Environmental Energy efficiency of the process

25 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 25 Key Take-Aways  Simple and technically sound assessment of environmental impact of process design alternatives  Equinox has developed MAXSOL with proven track record to handle new design and revamp of solvent recovery system

26 © 2013 Equinox. All rights reserved | 26 Contact Information Contact: Dr. Sanjiv Bachal Phone: Website:

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