TECHNOILOGY’s design of the splitting tower allows a splitting degree higher than 99%. Heating by direct steam injection is under automatic temperature control.
The tower operates at 60 bar and is composed by three main sections:
• Central section where splitting occurs.
• Top section of the heat exchanger where outgoing fatty acids preheat the incoming water and are cooled.
• Bottom section where outgoing sweet water preheats the incoming fats
TECHNOILOGY Fatty Acid Distillation unit has a very compact design where condensation and scrubbing are incorporated in the column itself. Operating temperatures are kept to the minimum due to the very low pressure drop of the tower. The distiller is a structured packing tower.
According to raw materials, the process may contemplate a precut column. Maximum heat recovery is achieved by generating low pressure steam. Fatty acids of different chain length are fractionated at the requested purity in several columns.
TECHNOILOGY glycerine Refining process can guarantee pharmaceutical grade products matching all international standards.
Glycerine Treatment Concentration and Distillation units are capable of processing all kind of crude glycerine coming from sweet water, spent lye and biodiesel.