PROCESS MODELLING AND DEBOTTLENECKING STUDY OF A VACCINE PRODUCTION

  • Nurul Huda Mohamed Safri
  • Maizirwan Mel Biotechnology Engineering Department Kulliyah of Engineering, IIUM P.O box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur
  • Dominic C.Y. Foo
  • Denny K.S. Ng
  • Irene M.L. Chew

Abstract

ABSTRACT: The main objective of this research work was to model and optimise the production of a locally-developed Infectious Coryza (IC) vaccine. The simulation work was performed using a commercially available batch process simulator SuperPro Designer v5.5. Six debottlenecking schemes were analysed using throughput analysis and cost to benefit ratio (CBR) when the annual production was set to increase by 100%. Based on the economic analysis, the selected debottlenecking scheme has an annual predicted revenue of USD 240 million, with a gross margin of 9.13% and a return on investment (ROI) of 46.12%. In addition, the payback period of the selected scheme is estimated to be within three years. 

ABSTRAK: Objektif utama dalam penyelidikan ini adalah untuk memodelkan dan mengoptimumkan hasil pembuatan vaksin tempatan Coryza berjangkit. Kerja simulasi ini dijalankan menggunakan alat simulasi Super Pro Designer v5.5. Sebanyak enam (6) skema khusus diujikaji menggunakan analisis pemprosesan dan kos kepada nisbah faedah (CBR) apabila pembuatan tahunan meningkat kepada 100%. Berdasarkan analisis ekonomi yang telah dilakukan, sesuatu skema khusus yang dipilih mempunyai keuntungan sebanyak USD 240 juta dengan margin kasar 9.13% dan pulangan atas pelaburan (ROI) sebanyak 46.12%. Selain itu juga, tempoh pembayaran balik bagi skema yang dipilih dianggarkan dalam tempoh tiga(3) tahun.

KEYWORDS: process simulation; modelling; debottlenecking; optimisation

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Published
2012-05-29
How to Cite
Mohamed Safri, N. H., Mel, M., Foo, D. C., Ng, D. K., & Chew, I. M. (2012). PROCESS MODELLING AND DEBOTTLENECKING STUDY OF A VACCINE PRODUCTION. IIUM Engineering Journal, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.31436/iiumej.v13i1.299
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