For your process design or optimisation phases, you need to secure your data on thermodynamics and kinetics. In its laboratories, Processium has a proven experience to perform thermodynamic and kinetic measurements and modelling of:

  • Fluid phase equilibria for mixtures
  • Gas and solid solubility measurements
  • Supercritical vapor-liquid equilibria
  • Homogeneous reaction kinetics
  • Heterogeneous reaction kinetics (liquid-gas, liquid-solid, catalyzed)
  • Heat of reaction

Operating conditions: 0.1 mbar < P < 200 bar,  -40°C < T < 300 °C

Processium is able to provide services for:

  • Measurements of physico-chemical properties requested for process design
  • Prediction of physico-chemical properties to correlate structure to performances to improve or accelerate product design.
  • Specific devices for stability or ageing of lubricants

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Our Key Elements of Success

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Expertise in Thermodynamics

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Development of Specific Apparatus

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Expertise in Process Engineering

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Reliability of Results

Our Equipment

Static-synthetic / Total Pressure Technique

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Operating range:

  • Temperature: -20 to 200 °C
  • Pressure: 0.1 mbar to 1 bar
  • Material of construction: Glass

Applications:

  • Pure component and mixture boiling point measurements
  • Bubble point measurements

Dynamic-analytic / Ebulliometry

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 Operating range:

  • Temperature: < 250 °C
  • Pressure: 5 mbar to 1 bar
  • Material of construction: Glass

 Applications:

  • Pure component boiling point measurements
  • Vapour-liquid equilibrium measurements
  • Vapour-liquid-liquid equilibrium measurements
  • Degradation kinetics

Static-analytic Technique

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 Operating range:

  • Temperature: < 280 °C
  • Pressure: 0.1 to 100 bar
  • Material of construction: Sapphire

 Applications:

  • Pure component boiling point measurements
  • Vapour-liquid equilibrium and vapour-liquid-liquid equilibrium measurements with phase analysis, for sizing and separation units
  • Can be used with a total pressure technique
  • Reaction kinetic rates for reactor sizing

Microdistillation

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 Operating range:

  • Temperature: 20 to 250 °C
  • Pressure: 1 to 2.5 bar
  • Material of construction: Glass

 Applications:

  • Batch distillation for determination of azeotrope composition and temperature
  • Purification of raw samples to obtain a higher purity compound for subsequent experiments

Dilutor

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 Operating range:

  • Temperature: 25 to 90 °C
  • Pressure: 1 bar
  • Material of construction: Glass

 Applications:

  • Solvant selection for absorption and stripping processes
  • Measures the activity coefficient at infinite dilution – key variable for sizing separation units designed for high purity operations

DSC and Calorimetry

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 Operating range:

  • Temperature: < 300 °C for calorimetry, -80 to 700 °C for DSC
  • Pressure: 1 to 500 bar
  • Material of construction: Stainless steel

 Applications:

  • Thermal stability (Tonset, TMRad)
  • Heat of reaction (batch, fed batch or continuous mode)
  • Kinetic conversion curve for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Reaction (liquid-gas, liquid-solid, catalyzed)

Reactor with on-line Analysis

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 Operating range:

  • Temperature: < 280 °C
  • Pressure: 1 to 100 bar
  • Material of construction: Sapphire

 Applications:

  • Homogeneous reaction kinetic measurements for reactor sizing
  • Thermal stability or reaction monitoring to identify degradation kinetics and product

Liquid Solubility Cell

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 Operating range:

  • Temperature: 0 to 100 °C
  • Pressure: 1 bar
  • Material of construction: Glass

 Applications:

  • Determination of extractive solvent selectivity
  • Liquid-liquid equilibrium measurements
  • Solid-liquid equilibrium measurements
  • Decantation kinetics rates

Reactor

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 Operating range:

  • Temperature: <300 °C
  • Pressure: 1 to 200 bar
  • Material  of construction: Hastelloy

 Applications:

  • Homogeneous reaction kinetics
  • Heterogeneous reaction kinetics (liquid-gas, liquid-solid, catalyzed)

Should you need any additional information on our offer, do not hesitate to contact us