...But sometimes my enthusiasm stops
At work ups with bunches of ops,
Or by poor separations,
(I prefer to see direct drops).
So writers of manuscripts note,
Our referees may ponder and vote
To reject your paper
If you don’t taper
Operations that will “get my goat”.
Product isolation isI think this poem reminds the novice process chemist that the nature of the waste streams coming from processes is just as important (and related to!) the inputs into the process. While you tend to think (from a development POV) about the reagents that go into the process, the cost of disposing of waste streams can sometimes be a deal breaker.
As important as synthesis.
A large number of streams
Of effuents means
Your process is most likely a miss...