Distillation Capabilities

Pressure Chemical Company has been providing distillation solutions for over 40 years

Whether looking for a partner to perform distillation as part of an overall custom chemical project, or as a distinct unit operation, Pressure Chemical Company can tailor its unique capabilities to your needs.

We have successfully performed challenging distillation projects for all sectors of the chemical and materials industries at campaign sizes from 20-L to 20MT. Pressure Chemical Company can provide the entire package of distillation process research, piloting, and commercial production, or we can plug our solution into any of your requirements.

Some examples of distillation processes we have developed:

Cosmetic industry - Separation of fatty acids and esters

Fine chemicals - Removal of color bodies, odorous impurities

Flavors/fragrances - High rectification separation and isolation of distinct fractions

Petroleum - Purification of high value process streams

Pharmaceutical - Separation of isomers

Polymer synthesis - Removal of monomers

Please see below for the technical details of our distillation capabilities.

Reactors ~>

200L

R-500-GL

R-501-GL

R-1001-SS

R1002*

Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

Reboiler

Glass

Glassteel

Glassteel

316 SS

Glassteel

Column Height

6'

8'

8'

8'

8'

Column Diam.

6"

6"

8"

8"

12"

Packing Type

Goodloe®

1/2" DE-PAKTM

1/4" DE-PAKTM

1/2" DE-PAKTM

1/4" DE-PAKTM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batch Size

70-160 Kg

950 - 1,700 Kg

950 - 1,700 Kg

1,700 -3,400 Kg

1,700 -3,400 Kg

Boilup Rate

30 L / hr

100 L / hr

70 L / hr

150 L / hr

TBD

 

Heat Source

8,000 W
electric mantle

oil service
(to 280 C)

oil service
(to 280 C)

steam jacket + external oil loop (to 280 C)

oil service
(to 280 C)

All systems vacuum capable to 1-3 mmHg at column head

* Process train currently being installed

 

Other systems available

 

22L glass pilot systems with Oldershaw, Goodloe®, and packed columns

Lab-scale Pope Wiped Film Evaporator (316 SS) with internal and external condensers

Pilot-scale UIC Wiped Film Evaporator (316 SS) with internal condenser and degasser

Contact us today to discuss your project with one of our scientists.