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ACMD Seminar: Computational Models as Integral Product Development Tools

Christine Parrish
Vice President of Technology Solutions, Compact Membrane Systems

Thursday, January 11, 2024, 3:00-4:00 PM ET (1:00-2:00 PM MT)

A video of this talk will be made available to NIST staff in the Math channel on NISTube, which is accessible from the NIST internal home page. It will be taken down from NISTube after 12 months at which point it can be requested by emailing the ACMD Seminar Chair.

Abstract: Traditional membrane technologies have been studied and well defined in both literature and process simulation models since the late 1970’s. Compact Membrane Systems is commercializing a new type of membrane, facilitated transport, to tackle the world’s most energy intensive separation challenges, but we find ourselves in need of new performance correlations. Coupled with the fact that our economic assumptions need to be backed by rigorous technical performance models, it is vital to have first principles models to describe our product performance trained with real field conditions. In this talk, I will discuss the importance of models for describing the value proposition of products and their implementation in product development. We will explore pushing these models from research and development tools to techno-economic evaluation, control system development, and data processing. I will discuss the challenges of balancing rapid development and the need for accuracy in our models.

Bio: After completing her degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, Christine began her career in research and development focused on material transport properties of composite membranes for liquid and gas phase separations. Subsequently, she took on a business development role where she used performance models to design industrial membrane separation system, perform techno-economic evaluations for customers, and evaluate new market applications. As VP of Technology Solutions, Christine leads a cross functional team to develop new membrane process designs, performance models, and data tools. Her specialty is in translating technical characteristics to customer value propositions to enable the development of decarbonization solutions.

Host: Tony Kearsley / Rob DeJaco

Note: This talk will be recorded to provide access to NIST staff and associates who could not be present to the time of the seminar. The recording will be made available in the Math channel on NISTube, which is accessible only on the NIST internal network. This recording could be released to the public through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Do not discuss or visually present any sensitive (CUI/PII/BII) material. Ensure that no inappropriate material or any minors are contained within the background of any recording. (To facilitate this, we request that cameras of attendees are muted except when asking questions.)

Note: Visitors from outside NIST must contact Meliza Lane at least 24 hours in advance.

Created December 20, 2023, Updated June 11, 2024