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Laboratory and Pilot Systems


Wiped film and short path distillation units for laboratory use

With laboratory units, reliable conclusions about the feasibility of a separation process can be made by only using small product amounts. The set-up and design of the lab units VTA offers to customers is based on the experience gained in our own VTA test centre for years.

Features of laboratory units

Feed rate20 g/h – 6 kg/h
Product wetted materialBorosilicate glass, stainless steel or other special materials
Max. heating temperature350 °C
Evaporator size0.01 up to 0.30 m²
Achieveable pressure in wiped film evaporator< 0.1 mbar
Achieveable pressure in short path evaporator0.001 mbar

Pilot Plants for Wiped Film and Short Path Applications

Main target is to generate scalable data and results during the pilot tests (with small sample quantities) to enable a later scale up to industrial systems. Furthermore these pilot systems can be used for distillation or drying of small product quantities.

Experience, gained by experiments with a variety of products in our own pilot plants, has influenced the design and continuously improves the quality and performance of the systems.

Pilot plants are used for:

  • Generating the scalable data for industrial systems
  • Producing certain sample quantities
  • Optimization of existing processes

    Technical features
  • Plant sizes for feed rates of 5 kg/h up to 50 kg/h
  • Evaporator sizes 0.06 m² up to 0.5 m²
  • Heating of evaporator jacket up to 350 °C (hot oil)
  • For temperatures > 350 °C inductive heating possible
  • Achievable pressure down to 0.001 mbar (short path evaporator)
  • Achievable pressure down to 0.1 mbar (wiped film evaporator)
  • Small product hold up in pipes and vessels
  • MOC stainless steel and special materials 

Your best choice from development to turnkey solutions

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North American Representatives

Bob Schavey
4252 Rambling Rose Lane
Rock Hill, SC 29732
(803) 218-7975

Brad Miller
(803) 227-4664

World Headquarters

VTA GmbH & Co., KG
Bernrieder Strasse 10
94559 Niederwinkling

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