About FRPD

Free Radical Process Design (FRPD) is a chemical process engineering consultancy company. We provide process engineering services, specialising in pilot plant development. FRPD has developed pilot plants for hydrometallurgy, rare earths manufacturing, fluorination chemistry, neodymium manufacturing and food production. We also provide specialist process engineering consultation. 

FRPD specializes in:

We effect positive change by using engineering to produce innovative solutions to problems that hamper human and economic development. FRPD creates value by applying professional engineering to problems resulting in implementable solutions.

FRPD Free Radical Process Design
FRPD Free Radical Process Design

We’re always on the lookout for opportunities to innovate, not excluding projects involving existing technology. FRPD has been involved in projects as diverse as polystyrene packaging materials plant design, novel continuous copper electrolyser design, mining chemical development and evaluation, nuclear powered water desalination and food processing optimization and automation.

Meet the FRPD Team

Dr Ryno Pretorius

Dr Ryno Pretorius

Managing Director and Lead Engineer

Dr Pretorius is a specialist in challenging, difficult and dangerous process engineering. His projects encompass rare earths, metal fluoride production, next-generation electrowinning technologies, national resource development consulting, flotation chemical production, paper modification, chemical water purification, biological water purification, biological treatment of irradiated graphite, nuclear medicine, chemical treatment of irradiated graphite and fluoropolymer manufacture.

He is supported by Fritz Ferreira, an advocate by vocation who takes responsibility for FRPD requirements as they relate to company, contract and intellectual property law. Beyers Hauptfleisch provides business development services for both FRPD as a company and as consultant to FRPD customers. Maarifa Kidoge is a Junior Process Engineer working towards a Masters in Chemical Engineering.

Beyers Hauptfleisch

Beyers Hauptfleisch

Business Developer

Beyers Hauptfleisch provides business development services for both FRPD as a company and as consultant to FRPD customers.

Fritz Ferreira

Fritz Ferreira

Legal Director

Fritz Ferreira, an advocate by vocation who takes responsibility for FRPD requirements as they relate to the company, contract and intellectual property law. 

Maarifa Kidoge

Maarifa Kidoge

Process Engineer

Maarifa Kidoge is a Junior Process Engineer working towards a Masters in Chemical Engineering. Maarifa is also qualified in    ISO5001:2018 EnMS (Energy Management Systems) and implementation design.