Crystallization, Heat Transfer & Other Processes
Some of the processes we can evaluate in our pilot plant are:
- Heat Transfer Coefficient Studies
- Thin Film Evaporation (partnership with LCI Corporation)
- Ion Exchange Beds
- Carbon Adsorption
Koch Modular LLE columns have also been applied to a number of unique applications that can be tested in our pilot plant.
Both the KARR® and SCHEIBEL® columns can be used as co-current, mixer/settlers. The typical mixer/settle used industrially will only generate up to 85% of a theoretical stage due to backmixing inefficiency. However, operating in plug-flow mode, the co-current KARR® or SCHEIBEL® Column can achieve essentially 100% of a theoretical stage at extremely high capacity.
Koch Modular has demonstrated that the KARR® Column can effectively handle slurries with up to 50% solid’s concentration. The perforated plates with 55-60% open area allow solids to flow through without accumulating. Slurry feed must be such that the solids will “sink” through the up-flowing solvent and accumulate in the bottom chamber of the column. The agitation provides the means for maximizing solid-to-liquid mass transfer.