|Overview||PNNL has distillation capabilities ranging from systems that can process on the order of 1-liter/day to up 30-gallons/day of material. These capabilities include:Laboratory-scale Distillation System
PNNL has multiple laboratory-scale distillation systems for atmospheric and vacuum distillations. The systems are typically operated in batch mode and provide for solvent removal and recovery as well as product recovery and distillation. A vacuum, fractional distillation system provides efficient separation of distillate fractions for fuel blendstock. Distillation products are provided for analyses and/or further testing.
Wiped Film Distillation System
This intermediate scale is critical because it allows, for example, traditional fuel analysis to be conducted (e.g., RON or MON), so that the material can be compared to petroleum based fuels. Many of these analysis techniques require over 1-L of material, which can be achieved in a timely and efficient manner at this scale.
Skid-mounted Distillation System
This system is well-suited to produce gallon quantities of materials (e.g., ~30 gallons/day) that can then be used for more detailed analyses and/or engine testing, for example.
|National Laboratory||Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)|