The equipment needed includes pressure rated vessels, a gas dosing system and a thermostat able to provide good temperature control. In addition, the hydrogen dispersal can be maximised by the use of hollow-shafted, gas entrainment stirrers (commonly called Rushton turbines). For heterogeneous hydrogenation the metal catalyst (palladium or platinum for example) can be contained within a catalyst basket.
Ken Kimble has already supplied a large number of complete systems (from 10ml to 200L in scale) to industry and academia. A key feature of our pressure equipment is that it is built in Switzerland to all relevant European safety standards. This is critical as the hydrogenation process presents a number of hazards such as pressure, explosive gas, pyrophoric catalyst and flammable solvent.
The following is a complete list of equipment we supply but please contact our experienced technical sales team so that we can support you with your hydrogenation project.
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