8–9 May, 2018

Düsseldorf, Germany

In one of the world’s most vibrant centres of innovation, gain insight, grow your impact, and get inspired.

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Learn what a reactor would tell you about filtration if it could.

The story of reactor dynamics is rarely told, but the secrets of fluid dynamics and filtration mechanics can open new chapters in reactor performance. In this course, you will learn how to read your reactor—and how to change its story.

Dive into feedstock dynamics.

Learn the ins and outs of filtration.

Filtration is mechanical. Learn how the forces within a filtration system interact to separate feedstock from foulant—and how to evaluate the performance of a filtration system.

Get on your feedstock’s molecular level.

Absorb the science of sorption.

Find out how the elemental composition of your feedstock can attack and destroy your catalyst bed, and learn techniques for defending and protecting it.

Find new directions in dispersion.

Learn to tame unruly flow patterns.

The natural fluid dynamics of feedstock in a fixed bed can accelerate the formation of hotspots. Discover how this works, and explore methods of controlling it.

Value for you—and your team.

After this stimulating two-day course from the experts in reactor performance, you'll be able to share with your colleagues new insight into reactor dynamics, find new solutions to challenges in your refinery, and deliver new value to your team.

Ask your Crystaphase representative about group registration rates, and bring your team along!


The curriculum covers reactor dynamics, fluid mechanics, particle behaviors, and mass transfer dynamics in fixed-bed reactors.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

9:00 a.m. Particle retention
9:30 a.m. Fluid dynamics
10:00 a.m. Filtration material
10:30 a.m. Morning break
11:00 a.m. Particle characterization
11:30 a.m. Fouling modes I
Noon Fouling modes II
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. System design
2:30 p.m. Poisons capacity
3:00 p.m. Sorption kinetics
3:30 p.m. Poisons origins
4:00 p.m. System design

Wednesday, 8 May 2018

9:00 a.m. Interfacial surface area
9:30 a.m. Impact of rivulets
10:00 a.m. Rivulet geometry
10:30 a.m. Morning break
11:00 a.m. Measuring distribution
11:30 a.m. Maldistribution remediation
12:00 a.m. System design
12:30 p.m. Lunch

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Your registration includes the course sessions, coffee, lunch, and a special rate on your hotel reservation when you mention Crystaphase.

Early bird: 500 Euro per person

Enjoy our advance rate for individuals until March 15.

Individual: 650 Euro per person

Our standard rate for individuals who register after March 15.

Team rate available per person

Register for two or more at one of our special group rates. See your Crystaphase representative for details.

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Venue and accommodations

The Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel is our venue. At the heart of one of Europe’s largest transportation hubs, the comfortable and stylish Sheraton is mere steps away from air, rail, and road transportation.

Mention Crystaphase for a special rate on a convenient, comfortable room.

Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel

Terminal Ring 4
Dusseldorf, 40474, Germany
Reservations: 0049 2114173-781
International: 0800 32535353
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