A major biotech company in the United States understood the benefits of vapor compression distillation technology over multi-effect distillation, including improved efficiency and simplified pretreatment. But they wanted to avoid the periodic overhauls that were required for high-speed compressors. They came to us, and we asked questions and then we listened to their concerns.
Then we designed the first vapor compression distillation unit with a low-speed, direct-drive compressor. We revised our distiller designs to seamlessly integrate the new approach, and we worked closely with a manufacturer to develop an optimized compressor design. This improved system eliminated the requirement for periodic overhauls and allowed the use of a simple multimedia and single pass RO pretreatment system. The new approach reduces maintenance requirements and significantly lowers operating costs. A better solution – and better for our customers.