Separation Technology from Proscon

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Separation Technology

At ProsCon we have a unique approach to providing Separation Solutions, which allows us to provide the optimum solution to individual requirements through vendor and technology independence. These systems can be delivered in modular form. All designs exploit techniques such as heat integration for maximum energy efficiency.


ProsCon is recognised as a specialist in the design and supply of distillation processes for both batch and continuous applications. Our engineers can design systems to meet a wide array of distillation applications including:

  • Solvent Recovery
    • 1,2 Dichloroethane,
      ethylene dichloride
    • Acetone
    • Acetonitrile (ACN)
    • Ethanol, ethyl alcohol
    • Ethyl acetate
    • Isopropyl alcohol (IPA)
    • Methanol, methyl alcohol
    • Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)
    • Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK)
    • Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE)
    • Methylene dichloride,
    • Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
    • Toluene
  • Product Purification
  • Organic Separation
  • Desalination
  • Bio-fuel Refinement
  • Air Separation
  • Exhaust Gas Treatment
  • Waste Stream Segregation

The design of these systems operate using Azeotropic, Extractive, Reactive and Pressure-Swing distillation and utilized structured or random packing, sieve or valve trays and media.

Abatement & Scrubbing Systems

We similarly have experience in the removal of contaminants from gaseous exhaust streams by absorption or scrubbing. Applications include:

  • VOC abatement
  • Ammonia scrubbing
  • Nitrogen removal

Our Approach

  • Design Tools

    Key in the design of separation systems is the process simulation and flow-sheeting software package. Our Engineers utilize the latest AspenPlus™ suite of engineering software with its extensive physical property database to aid in the design of the columns and associated heat exchangers. Using this technology, ProsCon Engineers quickly and accurately develop heat and material balances for a given process.

  • Optimization

    Once the basic flow-sheet has been fixed, analysis is carried out to examine the systems sensitivity to various operating parameters, e.g., operating pressure, feed composition, etc in order to develop the optimum distillation solution.

  • Energy Conservation

    We design our solutions to be energy efficient and to have the optimum energy balance and heat integration. This ensures that the operating costs are minimised.

  • Existing Systems

    With the volatile energy market, energy consumption and process efficiency can be crucial to effective day-to-day operation. By analysing your current process data, ProsCon’s engineering team can identify areas for improved efficiency at minimal capital expense. These areas can include improved product purity or better heat integration utilization with superior controller tuning or more efficient column internals.

Design & laboratory Facilities

  • AspenPlus Process Simulation Software
  • Pilot Scale Distillation Plant