Product Recovery and Purification

What we offer:

  • Expertise in development, scale-up and demonstration of product recovery and purification processes
  • A broad range of processing equipment for aqueous and solvent based applications
  • Flexibility in setting up dedicated process lines

Equipment overview:

The equipment overview below gives an idea of the variety of modular operation units we have available to perform your purification and product recovery processes. However, this list is not complete. If you are looking for specific equipment not listed below, do not hesitate to contact us.
Centrifugation

  • High speed disc stack centrifuges, 500 L/h and 3 m3/h
  • Screw decanter centrifuge, 750 kg/h
  • Basket centrifuges, 10 kg and 40 kg
  • Inverting filter centrifuge, up to 50 kg of product per cycle

Membrane Filtration:

    • Cross-flow membrane filtration units for Micro, Ultra & Nanofiltration
    • Different membrane types: spiral wound, hollow fiber, ceramic

Filtration:

  • Dead-end filtration such as plate and frame filters, candle filter
  • Filter presses
  • Rotary vacuum drum filter, basket filter

Ion exchange and adsorption
Columns for ion exchange, adsorption or activated carbon treatment

  • 3 x 30 L resin
  • 4 x 800 L resin

Crystallization

  • Various reactors from 50 L to 4 m³ for cooling crystallization and evaporation crystallization
  • Crystallization line up to 1000 t/y equipped with crystallizer 4 m³, inverted basket centrifuge, crystal dryer
  • Continuous cooling crystallization unit 50 L

Evaporation

  • Continuous evaporation units from liter to ton scale
  • Falling film three-effect evaporator, 5 t/h water evaporation
  • Wiped film evaporators, 2 kg/h and 150 kg/h
  • Spinning cone evaporator, up to 50 kg/h water evaporation
  • Batch evaporation reactors for both water and solvent based distillation

Extraction

  • Filter dryer 1900 L (ATEX) for solvent extraction and solids drying
  • Karr column (6 L/h) for countercurrent liquid-liquid extraction
  • Glass lined reactors, 500 to 5400 L for solid-liquid and liquid-liquid extractions

Chromatography

  • GRACE bench scale preparative chromatography unit
  • Columns up to 500 L for batch chromatography

Drying

  • Continuous sludge dryer, 5 kg/h
  • Vacuum tray dryer, 150 L filling volume
  • Conical dryer, 980 L (ATEX)
  • Filter dryer, 1900 L (ATEX)
  • Drying oven, 2000 L
  • Access to freeze- and spray drying facilities
  • Spray dryer, 3 kg/h water evaporation
  • Lyophilizer, 15 kg water per drying cycle

Various

  • Multipurpose process tanks up to 8000 L
  • Storage and process buffer tanks up to 50 m3
  • Homogenizer, cell disruptor, 10 L/h

DSP1 4x3 DSP2 4x3 Product Recovery and Purification @ Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant