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Thin Film Evaporation Technology

An LCI agitated thin film evaporator (TFE) or wiped film evaporator (WFE or "wiffe") provides short residence time and open, low pressure drop configuration, allowing continuous, reliable processing of many heat sensitive, viscous, or fouling materials without product degradation.

 

Simply stated, LCI thin film separation technology quickly separates volatile from less volatile components using indirect heat transfer and mechanical agitation of a flowing product film under controlled conditions. Either the vaporizable component (distillate) or the concentrated component may be the product.

 

However, technology is but one part of the picture. Between idea and operation, a sophisticated mix of services is strategically arrayed to bring about the desired economic and environmental result. LCI is uniquely equipped to turn your toughest separation problems into professionally executed, commercially reliable solutions.


Additional Resources
Overview of LCI's Thermal Separations Technology


Chemical Processing article describing thin film evaporation