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Laboratory and Pilot Systems

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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
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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 Office

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

World Headquarters

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

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