Crystallizers

COMPACRYST®

The compact and monoblock Forced Circulation Crystallizer. Mechanical and process innovation for space and cost savings.

Compared to regular crystallizers, the GEA COMPACRYST® is innovative in process and mechanical terms. The strategic position of the heat exchanger connected to the crystallizer body reduces the height of the unit. With its specifically designed internals, fouling in the crystallizer is reduced, which means that washing is less frequent.

Particular features:

  • Compact design with smaller footprint and lower height than conventional crystallizers
  • Less maintenance costs
  • Less fouling and therefore less cleaning times and longer production times
  • Cost-saving

Working Principle

Working Principle of COMPACRYST®

The GEA COMPACRYST® works with the trusted technology of the Forced Circulation Crystallizer and sports the following components:

  • The crystallizer itself.
    A wide pressure vessel for the residence time of the crystals.
  • A circulation loop.
    High size piping due to high flow rate circulation.
  • A shell & tube heat exchanger
  • An axial pump
  • An elutriation leg (optional)
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Heating options for thermal separation plants

Traditionally, an evaporator or crystallizer is heated by live steam, but waste heat can be used as energy source as well, as long as the amount of energy required for the thermal separation process is given.

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