Food & Dairy — As a food additive, glycerine has the designation E 422 and is used for humectant and/or sweetener purposes.
Cosmetics — In cosmetics, glycerine is used as a moisturizer.
Industry — Glycerine is used as an educt in many manufacturing processes. It is also used as an antifreeze, lubricant and plasticizer.
Pharmaceuticals — In this field glycerine is used as a medicinal substance and laxative.
Bio-Diesel is produced by transesterification of fats/oils and methanol. This reaction is usually catalysed by a basic catalysis, with glycerine being a by-product.
The resulting raw glycerine contains water, salts and other residues (MONG). In order to produce glycerine of pharmaceutical quality (purity 99.5 %), various purification steps are carried out. Among other things, the existing solids are separated from the glycerine.
SHORTBOWL Decanter Centrifuge
Advantages in the production of pharmaceutical grade glycerine
Material: SHORTBOWL decanters are used particularly successfully for solid/liquid separation in a suspension hot stream.
Cantilever Design: No bearings or shafts in the hot product area. Product and drive area are separated from each other.
Circulating oil lubrication: The still occurring temperatures can be easily controlled by the circulating oil lubrication and an integrated oil cooler.
Average product parameters
Suspension Temperature: T = 170 – 200°C
Suspension Solid Concentration: Csolid = 10 – 30 Gew.-%
Particle Size: d50 = 80 – 300 µm
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