These high efficiency, pilot scale distillation systems are an ideal tool for batch distillation in the 50 to 1000 liter range.
Every customer has their own unique needs. Customize the distillation system with the features that are right for you.
Construction: The most common choice is 304 stainless steel. It provides a good balance between corrosion resistance and price. The most economical material is carbon steel.
Boilers: The most common choice is the spherical boiler. The most economical is the cylindrical boiler
Optional View windows allow operator to see inside the boiler. Optional stirring improves heat transfer. Optional quench coils allow quick cooling of the boiler after the distillation is complete.
Boiler Shapes: Spherical and Cylindrical
Distillation Column Diameter: The most common choice is the 100 mm diameter column. It provides a good balance of throughput and cost.
50, 70, 100 and 150 mm diameter (2 to 6 inches)
Distillation Column Height: Columns come in 15 plate sections which are approximately 110 cm high.
Most customers choose the 15 plate column which gives good separation and throughput. 30 and 45 theoretical plate columns give better separation but also slower throughput.
15, 30 or 45 theoretical plates
Optional Viewing Windows
Surface Finish: Choose from standard factory finish for steel surfaces or electro polished surfaces to reduce surface activity.
Receivers: Receivers are available in a variety of sizes with optional drain valves and sight glasses
Or provide your own receiver: Many customers already have suitable vessels to collect the distilled material.
Sizes: 50 - 1000 liter
Fraction Collection: Choose a fraction collector to collect one, two or 4 fractions.
Vacuum Distillation: Vacuum reduces boiling points and removes oxygen from the distillation system. Materials that are thermally sensitive or high boiling may need to be distilled under vacuum.
Common applications include: