Green Chemistry

What we offer

ATEX compliant installation and expertise for chemical processes:

  • Solvent evaporation and condensation
  • Zoning of the operational area to ATEX zone 2
  • Explosion protection on all electrical equipment: ExII2G T3
  • N2 inertisation and blanketing
  • Pressure proof from -1 to 8 bar

Types of processes:

  • Chemical synthesis reactions
  • Chemical conversion reactions
  • Chemical hydrolysis
  • Extractions
  • Flocculation

Green Chemistry equipment overview

Glass lined, pressure proof and corrosion resistant reactors, coupled to a condenser and vacuum pump.

Glass lined, pressure proof, jacketed, agitated and corrosion resistant reactors, coupled to a condenser and vacuum pump.

Properties:

  • Pressures up to 8 bar
  • Temperatures up to 200°C.
  • Vacuum down to 20 mbara

Reactor volumes (ATEX):

  • 1 x 5400 L (glass lined)
  • 1 x 1000 L (glass lined)
  • 1 x 500 L (glass lined)
  • 1 x 85 L (stainless steel)
  • 1 x 20 L (Hastelloy)
  • 1 x 2 L (glass)
  • 1 x 500 mL (glass)

Auxiliary equipment (ATEX):

  • Disc stack centrifuge GEA: Liquid-Liquid or 3 phase separator, ca. 12000 RCF, ca. 1m³/h.
  • Filter dryer 1900 L for solvent extraction, (pre-coat) filtration and solids drying
  • Chamber filter press: cake vol. 100 L; max. 7.7 m² filtration area, cake squeezing
  • Basket centrifuge for crystal separation: 40 kg; 1700 rpm
  • Karr column (6 L/h) for counter current liquid-liquid extraction
  • Dead-end plate- and frame filters
  • Bag filters
  • Columns for ion exchange, adsorption chromatography or activated carbon treatment
    • Bench scale glass columns: 300 mL
    • Glass columns: 3 x 5 L resin max. 1 bar
    • Fiberglass columns: 3 x 30 L resin; max. 16 bar
    • Fiberglass columns: 4 x 300 L; 4 x 1 m³; 1 x 1.3 m³; 4 x 1.9 m³; 2 x 3 m³ resin; max. 10 bar

Green Chemistry examples

  • Functionalisation of biopolymers and oligosaccharides
  • Esterification of fatty acids
  • Synthesis of oleochemicals
  • Chemical synthesis of biosurfactants

Expertise

ATEX zoning challenges the possibilities and freedom of operation. However, our team of experienced engineers and operators can always find a safe and workable approach. Our team is ready to bring your product to the next scale.

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