Design of formulated products: a systematic methodology

Elisa Conte, Rafiqul Gani, K.M. Ng

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In chemical product design one tries to find a product which exhibits the desired (target) behavior specified a priori. The identity of the ingredients of chemical-based products maybe unknown at the start, but some of their desired qualities and functions are usually known. A systematic model-based computer-aided methodology for design and verification of a class of chemical-based products (liquid formulations) is presented. This methodology is part of an integrated three-stage approach for design/verification of liquid formulations where stage-1 generates a list of feasible product candidates and/or verifies a specified set through a sequence of predefined activities (work-flow). Stage-2 and stage-3 (not presented here) deal with the planning and execution of experiments, for product validation. Four case studies have been developed to test the methodology. The computer-aided design (stage-1) of a paint formulation and an insect repellent lotion are presented.
Original languageEnglish
JournalA I Ch E Journal
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)2431-2449
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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© 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers


  • Insect repellent lotion
  • Product design
  • Paint formulation
  • Formulation design
  • Computer-aided


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