Tridiagonal Solutions > Projects > Industrial Mixing Solutions for Chemical Industry

Chemists and Chemical Engineers are focused on transforming raw materials into value added products. Transformation can be both physical and chemical. To accomplish this, the industry relies on discovery of new catalysts and synthesis routes, design of efficient reactor frame works and separation methods. While conventional approaches to discovery and development have relied on experiments, current market pressures have encouraged coupling of computational models with experiments to accelerate the development process.

The Chemical Process Industries team at Tridiagonal is focused on servicing the chemical and bioenergy companies. The team has expertise in the following areas:

  • Mixing
  • Reactor design and scale up
  • Design of Lab and Pilot Scale Equipment
  • Develop software tools for mixing applications
  • Convert batch to continuous processes

The team has expertise in design and optimization of a wide range of reactor frameworks – stirred tanks, packed beds, fluidized beds, bubble columns, slurry bubble columns, trickle bed and tubular reactors. We also have expertise and experience in working on a wide range of chemistries such as oxidation, hydrogenation, chlorination and polymerization to name a few. The team has experience working on a wide range of scales starting from microreactors with fluid volumes in milliliter range to large commercial bioreactors with fluid volumes exceeding a million gallons.

Our unique strength is our ability to develop high fidelity process models that are scale independent and use these models to design and optimize process equipment. Our services have helped our customers to reduce R&D costs, minimize environmental hazards, conserve energy and rationalize operations to impact product & process performance and ultimately improve corporate profitability.

Besides reactors, we also solve flow, heat and mass transfer problems in ancillary equipment. We have analyzed and improved performance of heat exchangers, static mixers, V-blenders, hoppers, spray dryers, fluid bed coaters, combustion equipment, process heaters, filtration equipment, separators and flotation cells, just to name a few.

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Pravin, one of the five members of Board of Directors in Tridiagonal Solutions has proven his expertise in creating, positioning and managing high growth companies. Mr. Jain has completed his Bachelors in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai and Masters in Computer System Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston. He has also completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has over 17 years of experience in Technology Entrepreneurship, Business Development and Delivery of Customer Centric Solutions. Pravin’s experience includes acquiring as well as divesting companies. Pravin lived and worked for 14 years in the US, and shifted back to India in the summer of 2006. He has driven, and been accountable for Sales, Marketing, Technology, Delivery and Strategy functions at his previous ventures. Pravin’s previous company grew by over 40x in 6 years and was subsequently divested to Wipro.

Ashish heads the software development activities at Tridiagonal Solutions. He has Post graduate degree in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences from IIT, Kanpur. Ashish is also a founder member of Tridiagonal and his interests include Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modeling, Technical Training and Mentoring along with Open Source Software Development. Before founding Tridiagonal, Ashish worked with Fluent for seven years where he looked after product management responsibilities for Catia and FlowLab products.

Dr. Damodaran Vedapuri heads the North American Operations of Tridiagonal Solutions. He obtained his doctorate from Ohio University. Dr. Vedapuri has wide experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Accelerated Corrosion and solving Multiphase Flow Problems of interest to the oil and gas industry. Before joining Tridiagonal, he was employed with SwRI, a premier research lab in the US and at Fluent Inc.

Dr. Damodaran Vedapuri heads the North American Operations of Tridiagonal Solutions. He obtained his doctorate from Ohio University. Dr. Vedapuri has wide experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Accelerated Corrosion and solving Multiphase Flow Problems of interest to the oil and gas industry. Before joining Tridiagonal, he was employed with SwRI, a premier research lab in the US and at Fluent Inc.

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