Pilot Plant Infrastructure

The following equipment is currently available for projects at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute:

Reactors/Stills (Operating Temperature Range:  -10 to 140 C; Operating Pressure Range:  Full Vacuum to 50 psig)

  • 3 –  4000L Glass Lined
  • 4 –  2000L Glass Lined
  • 2 –    800L Glass Lined
  • 2 –    400L Glass Lined
  • 2 –    200L Glass Lined
  • 2 –    120L Glass Lined
  • 1 –      80L Glass Lined
  •  2 –   800L Stainless Steel

Receivers

  • 1 –  4000L Glass Lined
  • 1 –  2000L Glass Lined
  • 1 –    800L Glass Lined

Centrifuges

  • 2 – 40in Hastelloy Centrifuges

Dryers

  • 4 Vacuum Tray Dryers
  • 500 L Glass Lined Rotary Vacuum Dryer
  • Hastelloy Rosenmund Filter Dryer

Filters

  • 13 Plate 18 in Niagara Filter
  • 5 Plate 18 in Niagara Filter
  • Cartridge Filters
  • Bag Filters

Specialized Equipment

  •  400 L Cold Temperature Hastelloy Reactor
      • Cooling capability with Liquid Nitrogen to ~ -100 C
  •  400 L Hastelloy Reactor
      • Operating Temperature range ~ 25 - 80 C
  • 120 L High Temp. Reactor/Still 
      • with Stainless Steel Fractionation Column or Stainless Steel Riser
      • Heating capability to  240 C

For further information about the infrastructure at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute, please contact William Freckman, Director of Operations, at (616) 395-8918.