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Three Modular Pilot Plants We Process Engineered the Specs Out Of

Projects where we get to nerd out on process engineering are the best. We love engineering like a boss, especially with projects where we get exposed to a new technology or approach. In reviewing the modular pilot plants & process systems that really got us going this year, three projects stood out: Modular Pilot Plant […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Trust “Instant” Quotes for Process Systems

What causes people to look for an instant quote? Pressure from their superiors, easy website forms, fast-track timelines, budget deadlines, etc. the list goes on. Whatever the case is, instant quotes are a risky move with a plethora of issues. Instant quotes can be beneficial in understanding a wide price range for a project but […]

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Distillation Columns: Design Best Practices

What do you need to know to start designing distillation columns? You will need to know some information about the process objectives you are trying to achieve before you can start column design. Even if you go to a professional distillation system design firm, they will still need the following information to begin. Many of […]

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Steam Distillation: When, Why, How

Steam stripping is an efficient way to remove organic compounds or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) from a water-based process stream. Generally speaking a pound of steam will vaporize 4-5 pounds of organics because steam has a latency of vaporization of 1000’s BTUs/lb vs. 200 BTUs for organics. How Industrial Steam Stripping Works: Steam distillation, or […]

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Structured Packing

Distillation Column Packing

When thinking of distillation columns, it is often overlooked what goes into the column itself. Distillation systems are filled with packing. Which can come in two different common varieties: structured and dump packed columns. Structured columns, are exactly what they sound like; columns packed with a premade packing. It could be made of metal, plastic, […]

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When Vacuum Distillation is Useful

Industrial distillation can be achieved in a variety of ways. If the elements of your solution have distinct vapor pressures and boiling points, a basic distillation system might be all you need. However, vacuum distillation is the perfect solution when you have elements that decompose when heated at atmospheric pressure – or – that have […]

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How to Scale Distillation Systems

Distillation column design begins when you provide three specifications to an experienced distillation process engineer: your process requirements, budget constraints and key properties of your chemical solution. Process Design Engineers use professional simulation software, such as Aspen HYSYS or Aspen Plus, to model the separation process inside the column. Your column designer provides experience with: […]

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Distillation Column Installation: A Challenge

PROBLEM: How do you install a distillation column in the middle of manufacturing plant without interrupting operations? Alternately, how do you fabricate a process system in an environment with heavy restrictions on welding, metal shearing, or any other activity that could potentially cause a spark? SOLUTION: You don’t. You build your distillation column off-site, in […]

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Pilot Plant for C02 Capture To Be Built in Denmark

Akermin Inc., has announced they will be providing a carbon capture pilot plant to a waste-water treatment facility in Copenhagen, Denmark. This project will be the largest demonstration in the world of a biocatalyst removing CO2 from an industrial gas stream. Akermin will use the project to prove the commercial viability of their flue gas treatment technology. With commercial viability […]

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