Source: Koch Extraction Technologies, Inc.
This company's pilot plant, which is dedicated to the mass transfer processes of distillation and liquid-liquid extraction
Koch Extraction Technologies, Inc.y's pilot plant, which is dedicated to the mass transfer processes of distillation and liquid-liquid extraction, is said to be extremely flexible, with equipment setups customized for the particular problem at hand. Tests are conducted in the smallest possible columns, which are designed to give reliable scale-up data. Small columns are used because they minimize the amount of material required. Most tests require only a few 55-gal drums. In addition, small equipment minimizes test time by reaching equilibrium conditions more rapidly.
According to the company, sufficient data for scale-up is routinely generated within one week of testing for each process step. The final product of the pilot plant test is a report that contains the operating data necessary to allow the company to design and supply the commercial scale equipment with a Performance Guarantee.
<%=company%>Koch Process Technologies, Inc., 1055 Parsippany Blvd., Ste. 503, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Tel: 973-299-9350; Fax: 973-331-9709.