Faculty Advisor

Kmiotek, Stephen J.


AbbVie is a global biopharmaceutical company which focuses on patient care and sustainability. Our team worked with the Worcester, Massachusetts AbbVie site to evaluate their current United States Pharmacopeia Purified Water (USP PW) usage and capacity. AbbVie’s USP PW distribution systems were modeled to determine average flow rates, number of times their Storage Tank is filled per day, and current capacity of their piping systems. A theoretical analysis was also conducted by increasing the Storage Tank’s current level operating band. The data collected was used to make recommendations to mitigate any identified constraints in preparation for future expansion.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2019


Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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