Miniplants and pilot columns

Sulzer's in-house test center helps you pilot your industrial plans

In spite of considerable progress in the research and development of liquid-liquid extraction technology, designing an industrial-scale extractor based on theoretical and empirical methods is still challenging, and therefore a systematic test method is essential for a reliable scale-up.

Three mini pilot columns for testing liquid-liquid extraction
Main benefits
  • Feasability tests or scale-up trials for customers
  • Test extraction equipment in test center with extraction columns and mixer-settlers
  • Rental equipment for on-site trials
Main applications
  • Bulk chemical industry
  • Petroleum industry
  • Fine chemical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Biotech industry
  • Food industry
  • Hydrometallurgy
Feasability tests

Feasability tests

To carry out feasibility tests or scale-up trials you can choose between our in-house test center with state-of-the-art pilot installations, and our rental equipment to conduct trials at your site.

This involves creating a bypass to your existing process or installing our equipment in your own pilot laboratory.

Extraction equipment

Test extraction equipment in our test center:

Extraction columns

  • Diameter (mm): 32, 60, 100, 150 (agitated) 50, 150 (packed)
  • Shell: glass, SS316 L 
  • Internals: SS316L, hastelloy, titanium, zirconium, PP, PVDF

Mixer-settlers

  • Box-type and tube-type mixer-settlers
  • Total volume per stage: 70 ml - 80 l 
  • Material: glass, SS316L

Extraction columns with a diameter of 32, 60 and 150 mm can also be rented.

How can we help you?

Talk or write to our experts to find your best solution.