Olivier Le Mauguen

Blue Industry and Science , France

Biography:

Olivier Le Mauguen is the co-founder of Blue Industry and Science, a European company that designs and produces continuous gas monitoring equipment that target complex molecules. Olivier is in charge of the business development of the company and has over 20 years experience in the business launch and operation of technology start-ups. Olivier is a graduate of ESCP Europe.

Short description about presentation:

We present in detail a recent (2018-2019) case study at a factory in the fine chemicals/ pharmaceutical industry, for a system that continuously monitors concentrations of molecules that are specific to the factory's production. That factory was under stress because of issues in controlling its emissions of air pollutants. It has deployed new treatment units, and was looking for ways to enhance this system.

Based on an advanced laser source, the gas analyzers used for this factory monitor unconventional molecules (bromopropane, valeronitrile etc...). This monitoring is used in the control system of the factory and provides 2 main benefits:
- a drastic reduction in the use of active carbons, providing an ROI of less than 6 months for the monitoring solution
- a better control of the emissions thanks to continuous monitoring

The presentation will detail the context of the problem, the different phases of the project, the solutions found, the benefits.