The Pilot Plant at IMI enables semi-commercial production in quantities from a few kilograms of up to the first few tons. The pilot facilities are computer monitored and supported by Aspen Plus process simulator, thus providing reliable engineering data on new processes for scale-up to production level. The production may be based on process development at IMI according to the customer's request and specification or on process data supplied by the customer and verified on a small scale at IMI. In both cases the operation is carried out in full coordination with the customer.
Evaporation: Rotovapor, thin/wiped film evaporator, falling film evaporator, vacuum/pressure drum evaporator
Crystallization: Batch & continuous mixed crystallizers, falling film continuous crystallizer
Filtration: Centrifuges (basket, piller etc.), decanting centrifuges, belt filter, vacuum rotary drum, pressure filter
Drying: Fluidized bed, paddle dryer, reactotherm, rotating double cone