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Phase-separation cell 1: Measurement equipment for liquid/liquid dispersion and separation processes in centrifugal field

13.01.2017

The characterization of sedimentation and coalescence processes in a multi-phase system is a crucial step for the design and development of equipments for phase dispersion and separations. An established model of phase separator is based on the application of a gravitational field on the multiphase system. For those kinds of equipments, an early system characterization is possible thanks to suitable procedures and instruments established at laboratory-scale. An effective alternative to gravitational separators are annular centrifugal contactors. Those equipments offer a better scalability and flexibility respect to the gravitational separator. Furthermore, they provide a versatile solution as phase separators as well as chemical reactors. Although centrifugal contactors are already established at the industrial level, a pre-characterization of the systems of interest in small equipment is not possible with the existing technologies. Competitive Advantages: •Compact and cost effective •Enables pre-characterization al lab level for processes in centrifugal contactors •On-line camera •Complete control on measurements parameters •Quantitative results Current Status: A patent application for this invention has been filed in Germany. On behalf of the RWTH University, PROvendis is seeking a partner for further development in view of licensing the technology.

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