Equipment

Equipment

Our laboratory and pilot equipment to secure your process development.

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Introduction

In brief

Processium combines laboratory devices with digital technology to carry out your process development.

 

When providing our services, the experimental work varies based on the needs of each project. Performed using an iterative process, these experiments are complementary to the computational and theoretical studies.

Our services

  • Measurement of physicochemical properties;
  • Tests to guide the choice of unit operations;
  • Proof of concept testing on unit operations or target technologies;
  • Design validation testing;
  • Representative sample production (from several grams to several kg);
  • Development of analysis methods to ensure proper interpretation of the tests;
  • Hosting of pilot tests.

 

A non-exhaustive list of our equipment is presented below. We continually invest in improving this equipment and acquiring new devices based on customers’ needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions.

Physical properties

  • Static cells for measuring vapor-liquid equilibrium;
  • Ebulliometer;
  • Dilutor;
  • Cells for measuring phase equilibrium;
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC);
  • Isothermal calorimeter (Calvet C80);
  • Viscometer;
  • Densimeter;
  • Autoclave.

Measurements can be made over a wide range of pressures and temperatures from -20°C to 280°C, and from 0.1 mbar to 100 bar.

Reaction

Processium

  • Batch reactors;
  • Continuous reacteurs (CSTR, fixed-bed, static mixers);
  • Microwave Reactor 2,45 GHz.

Datafab

  • Micro reactors, meso reactors, tubular reactors;
  • Corning Low Flow;
  • COBR Flow reactors O2 & H2;
  • Robinson-Mahoney;
  • Kobelco;
  • Ehrfeld and more.

Datafab is a joint lab with the CP2M lab at the Chemistry Institute of Lyon (CPE) aiming at developing cutting-edge tools to acquire kinetic data on complex (very fast, exothermic) reactions.

Reaction

Separation and purification

Solid

  • Batch centrifuge;
  • Vacuum and pressure dead-end filtration;
  • Membrane filtration (organic et ceramic): micro-filtration, ultra-filtration;
  • Crystallizers;
  • Vacuum dryer;
  • Vacuum oven;
  • Micro-wave extractor.

Liquid

  • Membrane filtration (organic et ceramic): micro-filtration, ultra-filtration, nano-filtration, reverse osmosis;
  • Adsorption columns;
  • Continuous liquid-liquid extraction column;
  • Wiped film evaporator;
  • Short path evaporator;
  • Batch distillation columns:  vacuum, pressure, cryogenic, heteroazeotropic;
  • Continuous distillation columns: vacuum, pressure, cryogenic, heteroazeotropic.
Separation and purification

Analysis

  • HPLC (UV-Vis, RI, ELS);
  • GC (MS, FID, TCD);
  • US-Vis spectrophotometry;
  • Laser granulometry (Malvern Mastersizer 3000).

Through its network of partners, Processium has access to:

  • NMR;
  • ICP;
  • Ionic chromatography;
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM).