Pilot freeze dryer
Optimal configuration for high solvent concentration
Epsilon 2-10D Solvent is specifically designed for the freeze drying of solvents, with particular attention to the selection of components coming in contact with liquids and vapours. This ensures a reliable and sustainable freeze drying process. The unit features a sturdy stainless steel door with a glass window, specifically designed for dealing with solvents. The vacuum required for the process is generated by an oil-free scroll pump with ATEX explosion protection certification as standard.
The solvent package is a reliable solution for demanding drying requirements with highly concentrated solvents, such as 100% acetonitrile, 100% dioxane or 60% tert-butanol. A detailed classification of the most commonly used solvents in the categories High, Medium and Low can be found here.
|Ice condenser capacity:||10 kg|
|Ice condenser temperature:||–88 °C|
|Shelf dimensions:||350 × 400 mm (W x D)|
|Number of shelves:||3|
|Shelf area:||0,42 m2|
|Shelf temperature:||–55 °C bis zu +60 °C|
|Shelf temperature accuracy:||max. ±1 °C|
|Cooling systems:||2 independent systems, air cooled|
|Ice condenser cooling system:||2 compressors, 1,2 kW each, in cascade configuration|
|Shelf cooling system:||1 compressor, 0,9 kW|
|Unit dimensions:||1295 × 1190 × 850 mm (H x W x D)|
- Solvent-resistant version for high concentrations, such as 100% acetonitrile, 100% dioxane, 60% tert-butanol, and many more
- Compact stand-alone unit
- Defined PAT tools for process control, including LyoApp and WTMplus 2.0
- High-quality solvent-resistant materials
- No ignition sources
- Two capacitive sensors
- Scroll pump
- Automatic inerting to remove oxygen
- Natural refrigerant
Your specialist for solvents
Right from the start, Martin Christ has accumulated experience in solvent freeze drying. Today there are two pilot freeze dryers available, along with the high-performance Alpha 3-4 LSCbasic laboratory freeze dryer, that enable optimal freeze drying of end products with highly concentrated solvents.
Based on experience, a simplified classification scheme (Low, Medium, High) can be applied to the solvents commonly used in freeze drying. This allows a quick and easy decision regarding which freeze dryer configuration is the right solution for a particular solvent concentration.