Shortpath Distillation Systems (KD Series)

Short path distillation gets its name from the distance in which the vapor stream is condensed. In this case, the evaporator wall generates the vapors as the feed moves by gravity, while being agitated and distributed evenly, down the evaporator wall. The vapor stream travels a “short path” directly to the condenser which is located within the evaporator chamber. Since the vapor stream is immediated condensed, the short path distillation process precludes the vapor from forming vapor pressure. This allows ultimate pressures of 0.001 mbar to be attained. This also allows heat sensitive materials to undergo purification at much lower temperatures preventing degradation. It also allows for very high ambient equivalent temperatures to be achieved. Short path distillation in a plant setting is a continuous process.

Our distillation systems are manufactured under exclusive licence from Chemtech Services Inc., the premier designer, manufacturer and supplier of molecular separation short path distillation equipment in North America.  Our systems incorporate proprietary technology, range from laboratory scale through to industrial scale and are of tried and tested designs, having benefitted from many years of development by industry recognised scientists and engineers. They meet all current relevant European regulations, CE Marking and GMP.

Mini-4

Mini-4

SUPPORT FRAME

  • 304SS Welded Frame

FEED SYSTEM

  • 2 Litre Hot Oil Heated Feed Tank
  • Gravity Feed Metering with Valve
  • Non-Heated Evaporator Support Plate
  • Optional 5-litre Feed Tank

EVAPORATOR

  • Borosilicated Glass
  • 0.040 Sq. Meter Surface Area
  • Estimated Process Rate 1.00 litre/hour*

CIRCULATORS

  • Evaporator Circulator 3kW; 25-300°C
  • Condenser Circulator 1kW Heat/350W Cool -28-200°C
  • Optional Cold Trap Circulator
  • Optional Residue Circulator
  • Feed Circulator 1kW; 0-250°C

SAMPLE COLLECTION

  • 1 litre flask
  • Optional 2-litre or 5-litre Receiving Flask

VACUUM SYSTEM

  • Cryowell Cold Trap
  • Backing RVP 4 m3/hour
  • Oil Diffusion 50 l/sec

MISCELLANEOUS

  • No Electrical Control Cabinet
  • Available as a single stage system only

Mini-5

Mini-5

SUPPORT FRAME

  • 304SS Welded Frame

FEED SYSTEM

  • 2 Litre Hot Oil Heated Feed Tank
  • Gravity Feed Metering with Valve
  • Non-Heated Evaporator Support Plate
  • Optional 5-litre Feed Tank

EVAPORATOR

  • Borosilicated Glass
  • 0.060 Sq. Meter Surface Area
  • Estimated Process Rate 2.00 litre/hour*

CIRCULATORS

  • Evaporator Circulator 3kW; 25-300°C
  • Condenser Circulator 1kW Heat/500W Cool -30-200°C
  • Optional Cold Trap Circulator
  • Optional Residue Circulator
  • Feed Circulator 1kW; 0-250°C

SAMPLE COLLECTION

  • 1 litre flask
  • Optional 2-litre or 5-litre Receiving Flask

VACUUM SYSTEM

  • Cryowell Cold Trap
  • Backing RVP 8 m3/hour
  • Oil Diffusion 50 l/sec

MISCELLANEOUS

  • No Electrical Control Cabinet
  • Available as a single stage system only

KDL-6

SUPPORT FRAME

  • 304SS Welded Frame w/castors

FEED SYSTEM

  • 2 Litre Hot Oil Heated Feed Tank
  • Feed Metering with gear pump
  • Hot Oil Traced Support Plate
  • Optional 5-litre Feed Tank

EVAPORATOR

  • Borosilicated Glass
  • 0.060 Sq. Meter Surface Area
  • Estimated Process Rate 2.00 litre/hour*

CIRCULATORS

  • Evaporator Circulator 3kW; 25-300°C
  • Condenser Circulator 2kW Heat/680W Cool -40-200°C
  • Cold Trap Circulator 2kW Heat, 680W Cool -40-200°C
  • Residue Circulator 1 kW; 0-250°C
  • Feed Circulator 1kW; 0-250°C

SAMPLE COLLECTION

  • 6-Position Carousel
  • Optional 2-litre or 5-litre Receiving Flask

VACUUM SYSTEM

  • Enclosed w/brine Cold Trap insert
  • Backing RVP 8 m3/hour
  • Oil Diffusion 50 l/sec

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Optional Electrical Control Cabinet
  • Available as single and two stage systems

KDT-6

KDT-6

SUPPORT FRAME

  • 304SS Welded Frame w/castors

FEED SYSTEM

  • 2 Litre Hot Oil Heated Feed Tank
  • Feed Metering with gear pump
  • Hot Oil Traced Support Plate
  • Optional 5-litre Feed Tank

EVAPORATOR

  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 0.060 Sq. Meter Surface Area
  • Estimated Process Rate 4.00 litre/hour*

CIRCULATORS

  • Evaporator Circulator 3kW; 25-300°C
  • Condenser Circulator 2KW Heat/680W Cool -40-200°C
  • Cold Trap Circulator 2kW Heat, 680W Cool -40-200°C
  • Residue Circulator 1 kW; 0-250°C
  • Feed Circulator 1kW; 0-250°C

SAMPLE COLLECTION

  • 6-Position Carousel
  • Optional 2-litre or 5-litre Receiving Flask

VACUUM SYSTEM

  • Enclosed w/brine Cold Trap insert
  • Backing RVP 8 m3/hour
  • Oil Diffusion 50 l/sec

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Optional Electrical Control Cabinet
  • Available as single and two stage systems


KD-10

KD-10

SUPPORT FRAME

  • 304SS Welded Frame w/castors

FEED SYSTEM

  • 25 Litre Hot Oil Heated Feed Tank
  • Feed Metering with gear pump
  • Hot Oil Traced Support Plate

EVAPORATOR

  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 0.10 Sq. Meter Surface Area
  • Estimated Process Rate 6.00 litre/hour*

CIRCULATORS

  • Evaporator Circulator; 25-250°C
  • Condenser Circulator; -50-200°C
  • Cold Trap Circulator; -50-200°C
  • Residue Circulator; 25-250°C
  • Feed Circulator; 25-250°C

SAMPLE COLLECTION

  • Discharge Gear Pumps
  • Optional 2-litre or 5-litre Receiving Flask

VACUUM SYSTEM

  • Enclosed w/brine Cold Trap insert
  • Backing RVP 40 m3/hour
  • Turbo Molecular Pump 90 l/sec

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Electrical Control Cabinet
  • Available as single, two and three stage systems

KD-30

KD-30

SUPPORT FRAME

  • 304SS Welded Frame w/castors

FEED SYSTEM

  • 200 Litre Hot Oil Heated Feed Tank
  • Feed Metering with gear pump
  • Hot Oil Traced Feed Line

EVAPORATOR

  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 0.30 Sq. Meter Surface Area
  • Estimated Process Rate 15.00 litre/hour*

CIRCULATORS

  • Evaporator Circulator 24kW; 25-250°C
  • Condenser Circulator 9kW Heat/680W Cool 4-121°C
  • Cold Trap
  • Residue Circulator 12kW; 25-250°C
  • Feed Circulator 12kW; 25-250°C

SAMPLE COLLECTION

  • Discharge Gear Pumps

VACUUM SYSTEM

  • Enclosed w/brine Cold Trap insert
  • Backing RVP 65 m3/hour
  • Roots Blower Turbo Molecular Pump 350 l/sec

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Electrical Control Cabinet
  • Available as single, two and three stage systems

KD-75

SUPPORT FRAME

  • 304SS Welded Frame

FEED SYSTEM

  • 200 Litre Hot Oil Heated Feed Tank
  • Feed Metering with gear pump
  • Hot Oil Traced Feed Line

EVAPORATOR

  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 0.75 Sq. Meter Surface Area
  • Estimated Process Rate 38.00 litre/hour*

CIRCULATORS

  • Evaporator Circulator 24kW; 25-250°C
  • Condenser Circulator 9kW Heat/680W Cool 4-121°C
  • Cold Trap
  • Residue Circulator 12 kW; 25-250°
  • Feed Circulator 12kW;  25-250°C

SAMPLE COLLECTION

  • Discharge Gear Pumps

VACUUM SYSTEM

  • Enclosed w/brine Cold Trap insert
  • Backing RVP 65 m3/hour
  • Roots Blower
  • Turbo Molecular Pump 350 l/sec

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Electrical Control Cabinet
  • Available as single and two stage systems

KD-300

KD-300

SUPPORT FRAME

  • 304SS Bench Frame w/castors​

FEED SYSTEM

  • 200 Litre Hot Oil Heated Feed Tank
  • Feed Metering with gear pump
  • Hot Oil Traced Feed Line

EVAPORATOR

  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 0.30 Sq. Meter Surface Area
  • Estimated Process Rate 150.00 litre/hour*

CIRCULATORS

  • Evaporator Circulator 24kW; 25-250°C
  • Condenser Circulator 9kW Heat/680W Cool 4-121°C
  • Cold Trap
  • Residue Circulator 12 kW; 25-250°
  • Feed Circulator 12kW;  25-250°C

SAMPLE COLLECTION

  • Discharge Gear Pumps

VACUUM SYSTEM

  • Enclosed w/brine Cold Trap insert
  • Backing RVP 65 m3/hour
  • Roots Blower
  • Turbo Molecular Pump 350 l/sec

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Electrical Control Cabinet
  • Available as single, two and three stage systems


* Process flowrates are based on heat exchanger efficiency and may differ based on amount of low boiling molecules in process feed.