Faculty Advisor

Kmiotek, Stephen J.

Abstract

Recently, craft brewing has gained popularity, and many startup craft breweries are being founded as a result. Our group was tasked to identify key factors that impact product consistency, model the brewery process on a simulation software ASPEN PLUS®️ to aid microbrewers understanding of the chemistry of up-scaling operations, and to find the key elements of expansion. To accomplish these goals, we conducted further research into the craft brewery industry by consulting local micro/craft breweries to learn about companies’ ideologies and to supplement our research. Once all this information was gathered, these factors would then be presented to our sponsors to consult with startup businesses.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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