Between 50 – 60% of the valuable substances (acetic acid and alcohol) in the exhaust air can be recovered when the condenser is operating at optimum conditions (cooling water temperature ≤ 4°C). The recovered condensate is directly returned to the connected ACETATOR/fermenter.
This system is characterized by a novel arrangement of a total of two separate washing columns, one above the other. The lower one is operated with the circulation medium in the collection tank. Only fresh process water is used in the upper washing column.
This arrangement results in a considerably improved efficiency compared to conventional single-column scrubbers. In the standard version, the collected washing water is irradiated with UV light in the circulation system, thus inhibiting / preventing the growth of unwanted microorganisms.
This treatment enables the environmentally friendly use of the wash water as process water for your SSHS fermentation process. A continuous monitoring system informs about the current pressure conditions in the system.
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