The CINC annular contactor has two inlet ports for introduction of solvents and washing solutions, making it an excellent device for reaction applications where the reaction has rapid kenetics. Efficient two phase mixing is achieved in the annulus between the spinning rotor and the fixed housing.
Mixing and disengaging times range from 10 to 30 seconds each, depending on the feed rate to the unit and unit size. Reagent volumes required for a specific process are much less than comparably scaled reactions performed in tanks or other vessels.
Rapid mixing and separation can enhance product recovery and quality This is especially true in processes where product degradation occurs under separation conditions due to prolonged contact with either pH extreme solutions or reagents that continue to react with the product.