In recent years, process optimisation efforts have led specialised companies to explore the use of Agitated Nutsche Filter Dryers (ANFD) as alternative methods for catalyst recovery processes. ANFDs offer numerous advantages, such as pressurised vessels that enable inertion, back pulse approaches, and high-pressure filtrations. Additionally, the presence of an agitator in these systems aids in filtration steps, keeping filtering elements clear of product build-up and reducing cake filtration effects.
The agitator in ANFDs can also be employed for further treatment, such as washes, by facilitating the re-slurry process. Built-in heating zones allow for temperature treatment of isolated solids, contributing to more efficient catalyst recovery. Furthermore, ANFDs provide ease of scaling up from small-scale to larger-scale operations, as well as the addition of automation control for seamless process management. Another key benefit of ANFDs is their ability to function as a confined closed system, offering enhanced operator safety during the unloading of final products.
ANFDs by Powder Systems Ltd (PSL) are designed to meet the rigorous demands of the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Our state-of-the-art filter dryers offer efficient and reliable performance, minimising product loss and ensuring optimal catalyst recovery.
Key benefits of ANFD technology include:
- Improved productivity with reduced drying times
- Enhanced safety with containment and inert gas features
- Easy cleaning and maintenance for reduced downtime
- Customisable designs to suit specific process requirements
Learn more about the performance capabilities of our systems in our blog post 5 Critical Features of a Nutsche Filter Dryer. If you would like to learn how our Agitated Nutsche Filter Dryers can enhance catalyst recovery processes with unparalleled efficiency, safety, and reliability, simply contact a team member today.