Jeremy Lucas joined MATRIC in 2012 to assist in the design and fabrication of pilot plant equipment and boiler operations. During his 10+ year career, Lucas has participated in the design and documentation of process equipment; implemented quality control and assurance procedures; developed equipment layout and equipment elevation drawings; performed detailed equipment evaluations against factory tolerances; provided continuous monitoring and improvement of quality and process integrity; and improved safety, quality and production rates by designing and installing key improvements to process equipment.
A series of activities are required to foster innovation in the chemical industry. One of the most critical first steps is to determine if a technology is commercially viable.
This discipline is known as “techno-economics,” in which an expert team analyzes the variables required to introduce a new innovation into the marketplace, which include costs and conditions of research, development, process scale-up, raw materials, engineering, etc. These assessments help derive technology and economic goals and prioritize development studies.