We can deliver commercial continuous flow reaction and crystallisation technology at laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing scale.
We can conduct feasibility studies for customers at our partner laboratories in France and Sweden in order to assist with the transfer of processes from batch to continuous.
NiTech’s DN60 hydrogenator has outperformed other reactors in a project at the Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion at the University of South Wales (funded jointly by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Innovate UK). The project, which evaluated bioconversion for energy production and storage, compared the DN60 with liquid recirculation reactors (LRR) and continuously stirred tank reactors (CSTR).
The new Diamond Integrated Pilot Plant (DiPP) at the University of Sheffield features a world-leading continuous powder processing plant, which includes a NiTech DN reactor and crystalliser, and a filter/dryer from Alconbury Weston. The plant will officially launch in April.
Distributed manufacturing also reduces financial risk, as the investment required is very much smaller than for large-scale, centralised complexes. It is far more flexible, as it allows plants to be installed to meet local needs. These can then be adapted or relocated as required in response to changing market needs.
NiTech’s mobile continuous production platform (MCPP) – the DN Ultra – is a complete manufacturing system developed and manufactured in association with engineering partner Alconbury Weston. The platform includes a fully integrated reaction, crystallisation, filtration and drying system that can be easily scaled up to produce higher volumes by increasing the number of units used.