Molecular Distillation

NOTE : Universities, Research Institutions and Private Companies are invited to utilise the available equipment for the purpose of PROCESS AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, SCALINGUP PROCESSES, TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY AND ECONOMIC VIABILITY STUDIES, PRODUCT ANALYSIS AND QUALITY CONTROL.

For further information and equipment availability and rental rates, please contact Engineering Services Department Mr. mohamad saat at +607- 55 32501 (mohamad@ibd.utm.my)

Capacity

35 kg/hr

Operating Temperature

210 °C

Operating Presure

0.001 mbar

Number of stage

3

 

Molecular distillation separate volatile from less volatile by utilizing the thin-film wiping action of feed liquid on inside wall of a heated cylindrical vacuum chamber. As the result te volatile will evaporates.  The vapour will be condensed in separate condenser and the liquid will be drawn as heavy product or goes to the next stage. This process is an efficient thermal separation technique with minimum product decomposition and maximum product quality.

The advantages of molecular distillation process include short residence time of the feed liquid, a significantly lowered temperature due to high vacuum capability, and optimal efficiency in mass and heat transfer. This plant therefore suitable for processing heat sensitive, high value products.

The industries from the following field will benefit from this plant

  • Pharmaceutical, Biomaterial Concentration
  • Polymer Devolatilization
  • Molecular Distillations Of Esters, Fatty Acids, Mono, Di, & Triglycerides
  • Residue Removal/ Decolorization
  • Vitamin, Nutraceutical, Essential Oil Isolation
  • Wax Fractionation
  • Oil Deodorization
  • Water Removal – ppm Level
  • Food, Flavor Purification
  • Solvent Recovery