Events – AOCS Virtual 2021

The American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) has planned their 2021 annual meeting as a virtual event (3-14 May 2021).

Industry, academics and research organsations will come together online over two weeks to explore the full range of innovations and challenges in the oil processing chain – covering leading industry trends from new technologies to production of biofuels, food safety & security, processing and lipid oxidation & quality.

Monday, 3rd May (7am-9:35am CDT),  Processing track, “New & Emerging Technologies” session

  • Keit’s Product & Application Manager, Dr. Jonathon Speed, will be co-chairing the session with Richard Ozer, Crown Iron Works
  • Keit’s Richard Salliss will present “Industry 4.0 and advanced process control in edible oil refining”. Richard will provide an overview of the concepts of advanced process control (APC), introduce the underlying principles as well as discuss the potential benefits when applied to edible oil processing. He will discuss some potential implementation routes in edible oils, and discuss strategies to make full use of APC and engage in the roll out of Industry 4.0.

e-Poster Session (3-14 May), “Processing” poster track

  • Read (and listen to) Keit’s Dr. Jonathon Speed as he presents his e-Poster entitled “Online FTIR analysis for process control of biofuel production“. Accessible online throughout the annual meeting, it will also allow you to register for an additional free AOCS webinar on the same topic after the annual meeting. Dr. Speed will present the initial work of a static optics FTIR spectrometer for on-line and real time analysis of biofuel production from natural product feedstocks, show detection of FAMEs in triglyceride feedstocks, measurement of methanol and glycerol as well as the catalyst used in transesterification production of FAMEs from triglycerides as well as show the monitoring of a complete transesterification reaction, and how on-line analysis can be used to better control and improve the efficiency of the process.

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