Case Studies : Natural Ingredients

Deactivation test on catalysts

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our customer wishes to know the kinetic of deactivation of its catalyst under industrial conditions in order to adapt the sizing of corresponding process accordingly. In addition to this, the definition of the frequency of replacement of […]

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Ethanol purification process

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Client is a specialist of natural ingredients extracted from biomass and dedicated to cosmetic and pharmaceutical markets. The solvent (ethanol) used for the extraction is regenerated by the Client on its own industrial plant. Processium was in charge to develop a process for […]

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Fractionation of a lipidic excipient

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Client develops specialised raw materials for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries such as lipidic excipients. A neutral basis is produced from oil and from additives thanks to a transesterification reaction. This neutral basis is conditioned in the form of capsules. […]

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Risk assessment of a chemical reaction thermal runaway

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Client wishes to implement a new chemical reaction on industrial site under the SEVESO directive. Processium brought them its know-how into thermal analyses to evaluate the risks of thermal runaway of this reaction. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES The […]

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Vapor-liquid equilibria of solvent and light hydrocarbons

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The objective of this study is to acquire data to design an extractive distillation process for separating light hydrocarbons. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES A key element of success in the study is the measurement of vapor-liquid equilibria at pressures […]

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Vapor-liquid-liquid equilibria of vegetable oil/methanol/glycerol

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our client conducted a study of biodiesel conversion and separation in which our teams provided essential thermodynamic expertise for the design of the process. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES The objective of this study was to obtain liquid-liquid-vapour equilibria measurements […]

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Prediction of physico-chemical data

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our client, a manufacturer of synthetic oils, wishes to determinate the vapor pressure and the boiling point of oil’s constituents in order to design and optimize their production processes. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES The challenges met in this project […]

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Solvent selection

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our client has developed a production process of organic acids by fermentation. Organic acids need to be extracted and purify from the broth using a solvent extraction technology. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES In order to satisfy client requirements for its […]

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Salts solubility in water

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our customer wishes to know the solubility of a solid inorganic salt in an aqueous solution at 80 °C. The influence of pH of this solution on the solubility of the salt must be estimated. Measures are […]

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