Scientific Events

Visp 2016


Scientific comittee


The 41th Annual Meeting of STK 2016, co-organized with AKTS, was held on
April 28th 2016 at Lonza in Visp, and was mainly focused on "Thermal Safety and Flow Chemistry".


Kenneth Kurko (Fauske, USA)
Using Low Thermal Inertia Adiabatic Calorimetry Data with AKTS-Thermokinetics Software: A Case Study.

Charles Guinand (HEIA-FR; CH)
Thermal Process Safety Based on Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Dynamics.

Christian Pasturenzi (Innovhub SSPI, IT)
Kinetic evaluations and SADT determination for organic peroxides. 

Delphine Berset (Swissi Process Safety, CH)
Experimental Study of Hydrogenation Reaction Safety.  

Jutta Polenk (Novartis, CH)
Safe Operation of Highly Exothermic Reactions in Versatile Flow Reactors.

Dominique Roberge, Christian Schnider (Lonza, CH)
Mastering a Reaction beyond Decomposition Temperature by Moving from Batch to Continuous Processing.

Didier Clenet (Sanofi Pasteur, FR)
Stability Prediction from Forced Degradation Studies by Using Advanced Kinetics and StatisticalAnalysis.
Angela Hammer (Mettler-Toledo, CH)
New Coupling: Compositional Analysis by TGA-MicroGC/MS.
Christian Ortmann (TA Instruments, DE)
Use of TAM for stability testing of propellants according STANAG 4582.
Florian Eigenmann (Mettler-Toledo, CH)
Lab to Plant initiative with ReactIR: Control Residual Isocyanates in Polyurethane Polymerizations.

Bertrand Roduit (AKTS, CH)
Application of DSC, advanced kinetic approach and heat balance for determination of thermal hazard.

Bertrand Roduit (AKTS, CH)
Scale-up Based on Advanced Kinetics. Influence of DTBP/Toluene Ratio on the Thermal Behavior of Samples in mg, kg and ton-Scales.


Scientific Committee

Pierre BRODARD, HEIA-FR, Fribourg
Arnaud GRANDEURY, Novartis AG, Basel
Rolf HILFIKER, Solvias AG, Basel
Gerhard LEU, Sika Technology AG, Zürich
Francesco MASCARELLO, DSM Ltd, Sisseln
Alois RAEMY, pens. Nestlé SA, La Tour-de-Peilz
Rudolf RIESEN, pens. Mettler-Toledo AG, Schwerzenbach
Françis STOESSEL, Swissi Process Safety GmbH, Basel


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