Imperial College London

Prof Claire S. Adjiman FREng

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Chemical Engineering



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BibTex format

author = {Jonuzaj, S and Watson, OL and Ottoboni, S and Price, CJ and Sefcik, J and Galindo, A and Jackson, G and Adjiman, CS},
booktitle = {Computer Aided Chemical Engineering},
doi = {10.1016/B978-0-12-823377-1.50109-9},
pages = {649--654},
title = {Computer-aided Solvent Mixture Design for the Crystallisation and Isolation of Mefenamic Acid},
url = {},
year = {2020}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - © 2020 Elsevier B.V. We present a systematic computer-aided methodology for the integrated design of solvent blends used in the purification (i.e., crystallisation and isolation) of pharmaceutical compounds. In particular, we investigate the design of optimal solvent mixtures for combined cooling and antisolvent crystallisation, taking into account interlinked design decisions across both crystallisation and isolation (washing) stages. Within the proposed approach, the optimal solvents, antisolvents, the best mixture composition and the optimal process temperatures are determined simultaneously. Furthermore, comprehensive design specifications for both crystallisation and isolation units, such as the miscibility of crystallisation and wash solvents, their environmental impact, and health and safety metrics, are investigated. The design method is applied to identifying potential high-performance solvent blends for the purification of mefenamic acid, while removing an impurity, chlorobenzoic acid, from the system.
AU - Jonuzaj,S
AU - Watson,OL
AU - Ottoboni,S
AU - Price,CJ
AU - Sefcik,J
AU - Galindo,A
AU - Jackson,G
AU - Adjiman,CS
DO - 10.1016/B978-0-12-823377-1.50109-9
EP - 654
PY - 2020///
SP - 649
TI - Computer-aided Solvent Mixture Design for the Crystallisation and Isolation of Mefenamic Acid
T1 - Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
UR -
ER -