Commercialization

Something new under the sun?

There is much to be said regarding pas-through distillation as a separation tool. This post is going to deal with only one aspect of the topic.The internals of the SAM may constitute a brand new type of fractional distillation apparatus, eliminating the reboiler in favour of heated “packing”. Let’s first of all review what we know about two simple forms of distillation which will serve as points of reference: the flash tank and the stripping column.…

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Commercialization

Spread the Word

New Energy saving technologies in the realm of evaporators and distillation equipment should interest many people around the world. After all, evaporation and distillation are number one and two among unit processes in terms of energy consumption. If there exists a global will to address the threats of greenhouse gas and fossil fuel dependency, no stone should be left unturned in the quest for reductions in our global consumption of energy; but extra attention should…

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What’s “new”?

Distillation is a one of the oldest and most widely practised industrial practices known to man. Could there really be something new in such a well-worn field of study? “Newness” has a particular meaning to patent attorneys, and in that sense pass-through distillation is not new.  But there is also a subjective sense of the word, as in “That’s new to me!” For most of us, this category includes many great inventions that failed the test…

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