Our expertise and laboratory to develop your evaporation processes.
Evaporation is a separation technique generally used to preconcentrate a mixture or replace distillation when the difference in boiling temperature of the constituents is high (e.g., in devolatilization and tar removal).
Processium has the tools and know-how to develop evaporation processes from end to end.
- Acquisition and modeling of thermodynamic properties (vapor pressure, phase equilibria, enthalpy and more);
- Evaporation process simulation, pairing with other unit operations, energy integration, etc.;
- Experimental validation at laboratory scale;
- Choice of technologies, sizing and economic estimates;
- Support in working with an equipment supplier.
Evaporation is an energy-intensive, sometimes complex separation technique. Processium supports you in making the right choice of technology and developing optimized evaporation processes (integration, number of passes, etc.).
A wide range of third-party and in-house tools enable our engineers to model and simulate evaporation processes. For example, Processium has the following tools:
- Aspen Plus;
- Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating;
- and more.
Processium has tools to acquire precise thermodynamics data: phase equilibria, vapor pressure, and more. We have the following tools:
- Units to measure static or dynamic liquid-vapor equilibria, equipped with online samplers.
Measurements can be performed over wide temperature and pressure ranges, from -20°C to 280°C, and from 0.1 mbar to 100 bars.
Experimental validation is carried out at Processium’s process laboratory using the following units:
- A batch evaporator, suited to manual handling of products to understand their rheological properties;
- A wiped film evaporator (operating continuously), suited to products prone to clogging, as well as to heat-sensitive or very heavy products;
- A short-path evaporator (operating continuously), suited to heat-sensitive or very heavy products.
Our evaporators can be operated over wide temperature and pressure ranges, from 50°C to 250 °C, and from 10-3 mbar to 1 bar.