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EXCELLENT CRYSTAL SIZE

QUALITY

AND

EFFICIENCY

HIGH INTENSITY

LOW SHEARING

MIX

EFFICIENT

HEAT

TRANSFER

FAST -

Slurry to Dry Cake

in 15 minutes 

QUALITY

CONTROL 

Precise control

No crystal sheer

Repeatability 

SPACE SAVING

A complete

processing

plant in a

fume cupboard  

ENHANCED

PROCESSING 

Accurate solvent

dosing

Moisture content

Post Filtration

          <15%

ADVANCED CRYSTALLISATION TECHNIQUES 
DISTINCT ADVANTAGES OVER BATCH PROCESSING 

Our continuous Oscillatory baffled reactors (OBR) Crystallisers are effective for reactions ,work ups and crystallisations. They provide high intensity, low shear mixing with great temperature control due to the high jacket area to process volume ratio.

REACTORS 

We provide a range of fully automated reactors:

Single vessel batch or continuous stirred tank reactors and multi-vessel continuous or semi-continuous chained stirred tank reactors in various sizes.

Liquid/Liquid, Solid/Liquid and Gas/Liquid capabilities at pressures up to 25 bar and temperatures up to 200 °C

Improved residence time distribution compared to traditional stirred tanks

 

CRYSTALLISERS

Ideal for cooling, evaporative and antisolvent crystallisations

Low shear mixing produces little particle attrition with good control over particle size distribution and morphology

Flexible modes of operation – batch, semi- or fully continuous

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Unique chemistry facilitators for gas to liquid hydrogenency

  • Liquid liquid, gas liquid and solid liquid reactions and crystallisations acting as a catalyst for crystallisation

  • Highly efficient  heat transfer and mixing capabilities

  • Excellent crystal size and morphology control

Available in a range of sizes to suit your requirements from Laboratory to production scales.

Can be provided with temperature controlled transfer lines to avoid unwanted crystallisations or side reactions.

Probe adapters available to suit most PAT

 

Designed by us at AWL, these unique internationally patented Continuous Filtration Systems are at the cutting edge of modern chemistry technology. They are designed to enhance your key protocols and efficiencies in Fine Chemical,  Pharmaceutical and Laboratory processing.

The AWL Continuous Filter Dryer systems automatically filter, wash, dry and discharge solids in a continuous manner.

 

PROTOCOLS

  • No mechanical agitation damage or crystal shear

  • Reliable consistency in cake filtration

  • Accurate repeatability of washing parameters

  • Atomisation nozzles dispense wash solvent preventing disturbance to the cake

  • Thinner cake height technology, typically 10 - 30 mm

  • Improved wash efficiency!

  • Local HMI or DCS control system allows for safe operation

  • Integrated alarm systems for automated continuous operation

 

KEY FEATURES

 

Lower footprint - A complete plant, replacing a traditional 2 to 3 floor batch production facility!

  • Very high repeatability and consistency in filtration

  • Reduced solvent usage, energy and waste

  • 0.1 mm heel! Significantly lower heel – Significantly reducing product loss!

  • Entry to exit cycle time in minutes… not hours!

  • Filtration, washing and drying in just a few short runs!

  • Drying to <1% moisture content achieved within minutes

  • Typical throughputs of 1kg per hour to 24kg per hour of dried product

 

VALIDATEABLE TECHNOLOGY

  • Successful industrial product trials carried out with both UK Pharma and Fine Chemical

  • Multiple academic papers published using the AWL continuous filter dryer

  • Drying validated with drying kinetics model

  • Credible technology due to detailed independent empirical research

 

Our Continuous Filtration is Available in Evaluation, Pilot, Production and Commercial Scale platforms. Typically from 1kg per hour to 24kg per hour of dried product. 

 

OBR RANGE OPTIONS AND THROUGHPUT CHART 
CONTINUOUS FILTER RANGE OPTIONS AND THROUGHPUT CHART  
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