NJAIChE Meeting September 10, 2014

Plant design and operation

September  Meeting
September 10, 2014

Botulinum Toxin – Production of a Deadly Poison – From Warriors to Wrinkles

Over 60 years ago, under high confidentiality, a small plant was built to produce a crude botulinum toxin. The presentation discusses some of the unusual features and typical operation of this facility. The  toxin is considered by many to be the most poisonous material known. BOTOX is an extremely dilute form of this toxin.

 About the Speaker:

Phil Messina received a B. Ch. E. from Cooper Union, M. Ch. E. from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and Business Degree from McCoy College of Johns Hopkins University.  He served in the military during both World War Two and the Korean Conflict. Phil is a fellow of A.I.Ch.E. and Emeritus Member of A.C.S. with over 50 years of service in both groups.

Meeting Logistics


     Wednesday September 10, 2014 


     Registration and Networking 6:00 PM

     Dinner 6:30 PM

     Program 7:30 PM



Snuffy’s Restaurant Mountain and Park Avenues, Scotch Plains www.pantagis.com
(250 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, phone 908-322-7726)


Members and Guests …………………..………..$25

Unemployed/Retired Section members………. $15

Students………………………………………….…No Charge



Some meetings of AIChE local sections have been sponsored. If you would like to sponsor this meeting or a future meeting please let us know. Many levels of sponsorship are available.


Future Meetings:

Have you heard someone speak that would be of interest to our group? Would you like to speak? We’re interested in both technical and general interest presentations. Let us know.


Professional Development Hours:

PDH credits will be awarded when applicable

New Jersey Section Information:


     Call Andy Soos at (908) 604-2670 or e-mail at rsvp@njaiche.org


Executive Committee Meeting:

The Executive Committee meeting will be held on Oct. 7 at Paisano’s Pizza www.paisanoswatchung.comat 6:30 pm

(1511 U.S. 22, Watchung, NJ 07069 at the Watchung Square Mall).

All members are welcome.

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