The CINC Industries Liquid-liquid centrifuges are valuable separation devices because of their small size and the rapid, yet efficient operation. However, they become even more valuable when employed as liquid-liquid contactors. The ability of a centrifuge to thoroughly mix two phases in the annular zone prior to separation in the rotor broadens its scope.
Good mixing is very important to ensure optimal mass transfer and to minimize solvent or water usage. Chemical processes requiring extraction and washing (or neutralization) as well as separation can be performed in one step utilizing liquid-liquid centrifugal contactors.
Better process control, low retained fluid volume during processing, and reduced plant space usage are realized when using these devices in place of traditional tanks, mixer settlers, and extraction columns.