The GFD®Pilot is an Agitated Nutsche Filter Dryer (ANFD) that carries out solid-liquid separation processes at kilolab and pilot scale. It facilitates feasibility and proof of concept activities developed during smaller scale research and development stages. In spite of being a smaller, compact filter dryer, it provides the quality, reliability and efficiency of the full size PSL ANFD filter dryers.
PSL’s unique GFD® technology was developed to overcome the well-known production challenges faced by manufacturers when using traditional production methods such as Büchner filtration and oven tray-drying.
It consists of an agitated vessel designed to work under vacuum and under pressure. The vessel can be made of Borosilicate 3.3 glass, 316L Stainless Steel or Alloy 22 and has a heated jacket for efficient drying. Solid-liquid separation is performed within the unique filtration basket, which can be removed to ease and maximise product recovery.
The GFD®Pilot technology is designed to be the logical scale-up ANFD from the GFD®Lab which is used in laboratory conditions. It assists in evaluation and development of the desired end product prior to scaling up to commercial production.