The Lab-Plant SD-06AG laboratory scale spray dryer, supplied by Lenton Laboratory and Scientific, is the result of 30 years of continuous development in the field of laboratory scale spray drying systems.
It is suitable for both solvent and aqueous (or a combination) based products. The SD-06AG comes factory-fitted with an integral inert gas unit. It is capable of an impressive evaporation rate of 1 Litre of water per hour at an inlet temperature of up to 250ºC using the Standard Chamber.
The unit is self-contained and supplied complete, and ready for immediate operation. All major components are housed within a stainless steel cabinet and the unit can be used on a bench top or with an optional stainless steel stand.
Spray drying can be used in a wide range of applications where the production of a free flowing powder sample is required. With features such as variable inlet temperatures, a variable speed peristaltic feed pump and high-capacity integral heaters and compressors, the technique has successfully processed materials in the following areas:
- Beverages – flavours and colourings; milk and egg products; plant and vegetable extracts
- Pharmaceuticals – heat sensitive materials; plastics; polymers and resins; perfumes
- Ceramics and advanced material – soaps and detergents; blood; dyestuffs; foodstuffs
- Adhesives – oxides; textiles; bones; teeth and tooth amalgam; and many others
Most solutions and suspensions can be spray dried providing that the resulting product has the characteristics of a solid material.