LCI Awarded Patent for Thin Film Evaporators

LCI creates an energy-efficient solution for maintaining a consistent product temperature throughout the entire evaporation process.

LCI Corp today announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent 10,384,145 for thin film evaporators, wiped film evaporators, and short path evaporators. Thin Film Evaporation is a specialized process that quickly separates more volatile from less volatile components using indirect heat transfer and mechanical agitation of a flowing product film under controlled conditions.

Inventors Jessica Astoria, John Fields, and James Horton have created an energy-efficient solution for maintaining a consistent product temperature throughout the entire evaporation process.

The invention provides a number of benefits and solutions, including:

·         Increase energy efficiency

·         Reduce cost of installation by reducing or eliminating preheater auxiliary equipment

·         Reduce cost of energy consumption

·         Reduced installation footprint

·         Reduces number of pressure vessels,  pressure relief valves, stream traps, and external piping

LCI Corp has a prototype test unit at their Test Center located in Charlotte, North Carolina. LCI Corp provides testing, equipment and process expertise for industry-leading companies around the world.

LCI Corp, (formerly Luwa), has continued to innovate and provide solutions worldwide since 1961.

Source: LCI Corporation

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LCI Corporation provides high quality process technology systems worldwide. Our core range of products include Evaporation, Drying and Modular Systems, Specialty Feeders, and Extrusion/ Spheronization Systems.