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Valorisation in the Process Industry: A Comparative Study of Five Cases
Engineering and Technology
Vol.6 , No. 1, Publication Date: Mar. 6, 2019, Page: 1-14
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Authors
 
[1]    

Hans Bakker, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

[2]    

Thilak Narayanadoss, Process and Energy Department, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

[3]    

Mohammad Suprapto, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

[4]    

Andrzej Stankiewic, Process and Energy Department, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

 
Abstract
 

Process Intensification (PI) has large potential to make process industry substantially smaller in size, cleaner, safer and more energy efficient. But there are only few successful applications of PI when compared to the number of innovations demonstrated on laboratory scale. This research investigates ways to improve the chances of successful commercial valorisation of such innovative process equipment. A case study approach based on Q-methodology has been adopted in this research allowing an in-depth, multi-faceted exploration of complex issues in their real-life settings. Research findings show that there are four different perspectives in the process industry about valorisation of new technology. Three categories of critical success factors, namely Technology, Business, and Project Management are identified as being crucial for making a successful commercial application of new process equipment. A team that can independently integrate these three factors is essential for having successful valorisation. This is captured in a valorisation model.


Keywords
 

Valorisation, Innovation, Process Industry, Process Intensification, Project Management, Technology Management, Q-methodology


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