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Advanced Processing Facilities

Advanced Processing Facilities

For more than 30 years Thomas Swan has been at the forefront of cutting-edge innovative process engineering. Current commercial scale facilities include:

High Temperature Processing

Commercial scale batch and continuous furnaces operating under inert conditions and up to 1000oC. This versatile equipment, in a state-of-the-art manufacturing environment, facilitates many specialist techniques including:

  • Chemical Vapour Deposition (batch and continuous)
  • Gas-solid reactions and other specific reactions including
    • i. Reductions and Oxidations
    • ii. Drying and Calcination
    • ii. Catalyst processing and activation

Pilot Scale Laboratories

Versatile pilot scale laboratories support not only the commercial scale operations, but also facilitate the production of validation quantities under highly controlled conditions. Facilities include:

  • Furnaces operating under inert conditions to 1000°C.
  • Low-temperature processing
  • Liquid-solid reactions
    • i. Dissolution
    • ii. Controlled precipitation
    • Vacuum and Inert atmosphere heat treatments and mixing
    • Heat, vacuum and freeze drying processes
    • High-speed shear mixing / high throughput sonication

Supercritical Processing

  • A world class continuous phase Supercritical Fluid Reactor.
  • In 2001 Thomas Swan launched the World’s first continuous phase, high pressure supercritical fluid reactor for both pilot and commercial scale production.
  • Thomas Swan can offer custom manufacture on full scale supercritical fluid equipment providing multi-tonne quantities of finished product.

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