AGI Short Path Evaporator is perfect for separating volatile components from chemical mixtures with properties that are hard to separate, heat-sensitive and high-boiling. The combination of very low pressure (up to 0.001 mbar, abs.), thin film formation and short residence time on the heated surface makes our Short Path Evaporator ideal for the gentle separation of high-boiling heat sensitive chemical mixtures.
The all-glass design allows for continuous visual monitoring and the adjustable feed rate provides control over film formation.
Why should you choose AGI Short Path Evaporator?
AGI Short Path Evaporator offers excellent performance at lab scale. A variety of volatile mixtures with high boiling points can be separated gently and efficiently with minimal thermal degradation. Our Short Path Evaporator is highly suitable for small-scale production, process development, pilot, and troubleshooting studies.
Removal of trace volatiles from
heat sensitive mixtures
Suitable for heat sensitive mixtures
with high boiling point
Minimal pressure drop
due to internal condenser
Uniform thin film formation
by PTFE wipers
Shorter residence time
compared to other evaporation systems
due to all glass design
for contamination free processing
Operating range up to 200 °C
300 °C as option
Stand with castors for
|Evaporation surface area||0.05 m² (DN 60), 0.1 m² (DN 100)|
|Maximum temperature||+200 °C in jacket with PTFE wiper|
|OPTION: +300 °C in jacket with PBI* wiper|
|Operating pressure||0.001 mbar (abs.) to atm|
|Operating jacket pressure||Up to +0.5 barG (+0.05 MPa)|
|Feed rate||0.1 to 1.5 kg/h (DN 60)|
|0.3 to 3.0 kg/h (DN 100)|
|Maximum viscosity||Up to 1,000 mPa.s (custom-made)|
|Maximum wiper rotation speed||DN60 300rpm (continuous) 350rpm (Intermittent)|
|DN100 200 rpm (continuous), 250rpm (Intermittent)|
This system does not include overhead stirrer, circulator and chiller
Wetted Parts: Borosilicate 3.3, glass, PTFE or SS316
*PBI = Polybenzimidazole
AGI Short Path Evaporator can be customized and we are happy to discuss the design of custom features with you in order to meet your specific process need. Many applications benefit from adjusting the material properties and/or physical size of the evaporator.
AGI Short Path Evaporator customization examples
- Fully corrosion resistance models for aggressive chemical mixture separations
- Modifications to evaporation surface area e.g., 0.012 m² (DN 45) or 1.5 m² (DN 450)
- Addition of thermal jacket to feed and receiving vessels
- Continuous feeding design
- Quartz versions
- Dual condensers
Something else in mind?
At AGI, we can help to find the best solution for you. If you have additional requirements or a design already in mind, feel free to send us a message and/or drawing so that we can understand your process better and provide you with a customised product that meets your exact needs.