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Keywords:

  • Organic solvent nanofiltration;
  • Pilot installation;
  • Pilot testing;
  • Process intensification

Abstract

A large-scale mobile pilot installation for organic solvent nanofiltration has been designed to facilitate the transfer of this new promising technology for process intensification to industry. The installation, suitable for all requirements ranging from proof of principle testing to pilot scale production, is mobile and can be equipped both with ceramic and polymeric membranes. The pilot is full ATEX, meets the regulatory requirements of pharmaceutical and fine chemical manufacturing and is available to customers on a rental basis. In this paper, the technical specifications of the pilot unit, possible applications and some successful case studies are presented.