Separations Savvy Newsletter

Actionable (And Humorous) Engineering Tips For Difficult Separations

Innovation PartnerNewsletter – Vol. 4, No. 7

ModularLaunchTM in Action

December 18th, 2019

As Koch Modular continues to partner with a range of startups, we have noticed a few trends among these fast-growing companies.

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SeparationsSavvy_V04-N06Newsletter – Vol. 4, No. 6

A Little Help From Our Friends

December 5th, 2019

Koch Modular Process Systems prides itself on engineering, fabricating and providing the highest quality modular chemical processing equipment in the industry.

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SeparationsSavvy_V04-N05Newsletter – Vol. 4, No. 5

Is Your Process Possessed by An Azeotrope?

October 24th, 2019

Many of us have heard whispers of the word ‘azeotrope’ in the back of our college lecture halls, but its relevance in chemical separations is hauntingly real.

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SeparationsSavvyNewsletter – Vol. 4, No. 4

Liquid-Liquid Extraction: Generating Equilibrium Data

July 17th, 2019

Liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) utilizes differences in the relative solubilities of compounds in two immiscible liquids, typically one aqueous and one organic.

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Modular-SystemsNewsletter – Vol. 4, No. 3

A Practical Approach to Process Engineering

June 2nd, 2019

With decades of experience in designing and installing modular separations systems on-site, Koch Modular has built up a reputation for expertise in this area.

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Newsletter – Vol. 4, No. 2Newsletter – Vol. 4, No. 2

Straight Talk about Modular Construction

February 24th, 2019

Do you have a project that requires a faster than normal schedule? Do your decades of experience tell you that stick-built construction just won’t get you there in time?

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Emulsification: No Match for the KARR® Column

January 24th, 2019

Have you seen the last issue of Separations Savvy, “Fermentation in Your Process?”, which generated a lot of discussion among our biotech and pharmaceutical readers.

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Newsletter – Vol. 3, No. 1

Newsletter – Vol. 3, No. 1

Fermentation in Your Process?

June 1st, 2018

In recent years there has been a large emphasis on the production of organic chemicals from biomass generated via processes such as fermentation.

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Newsletter - Vol. 2, No. 7Newsletter – Vol. 2, No. 7

Solvent Recovery Increasing Priority in Pharmaceutical Industry

December 1st, 2017

The pharmaceutical industry has largely overlooked the benefits of recovering and recycling solvents on-site, preferring instead to rely on the purchase of virgin solvents or recovery of used solvents off-site, to replenish process-necessary solvents.

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Newsletter - Vol. 2, No. 6Newsletter – Vol. 2, No. 6

We’re Not Changing Our Spots – Just How We Talk About Them

November 9th, 2017

While our official name – Koch Modular Process Systems, LLC, remains the same, we’re dropping the “KMPS” and focusing on the “Koch Modular”. To go along with this, we are introducing a new domain name Don’t worry, our old website and email addresses will still work during this transition.

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Do you remember what LLE means?

September 27th, 2017

When it comes to Liquid-Liquid Extraction (LLE), much of the basic equilibrium data needed for design, that exists for, say, distillation design, just does not exist. When LLE is being considered we often measure liquid-liquid equilibrium data as a first step at our pilot plant.

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Newsletter - Vol. 2, No. 4

Newsletter – Vol. 2, No. 4

Innovative Chemical Processes – Developing Technology Companies

August 9th, 2017

When you start with a great process idea, or even just a great new application of an innovative chemical process, bringing that idea to full-scale manufacturing reality can feel daunting.

While large CPI projects are a big part of what we do, our team here at Koch Modular really digs in when a developing technology comes our way.

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Newsletter - Vol. 2, No. 3

Newsletter – Vol. 2, No. 3

On The Trail of Don Glatz On His  Liquid-Liquid Extraction Travels

June 8th, 2017

As Manager of Extraction Technology at Koch Modular Process Systems, Don Glatz certainly gets around. You may have been able to track him down in Brazil when he was supervising testing on a pilot KARR® Column that eventually resulted in the design and purchase of production columns for a well-recognized petrochemical company.

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Newsletter - Vol. 2, No. 2

Newsletter – Vol. 2, No. 2

Capturing CO2 from Power Plant for Underground Sequestration

May 4th, 2017

No one realized the implications of the CO2 capture project that came through on Koch’s web inquiry page. This project, which would end up in the New York Times and Scientific American, became the first operating carbon capture and storage facility.

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wsletter - Vol. 2, No. 1

Newsletter – Vol. 2, No. 1

The Left Hand Always Knows What The Right is Doing…

January 15th, 2017

Chemical processing industry projects still suffer from poor communication. The ole’ left-hand, right-hand lack of coordination still plagues projects today.

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Newsletter - Vol. 1, No. 1

Newsletter – Vol. 1, No. 1

The Case of the Fermentation Broth & the Process Performance Guarantee

November 10th, 2016

The client was a private greenfield biorefining company that converted biomass to renewable chemicals. Challenges were myriad, starting with the puzzle of extracting acetic acid from an aqueous fermentation broth that had a propensity to emulsify.

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