Project: Lactic Acid Downstream Processing

Client: National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Technical Specifications

In February 2007, Texol completed the project for the Lactic Acid Hydrolysis Assembly for National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. The unit is designed to study and demonstrate the experiments to produce 99% pure food grade Lactic Acid. The set up includes a polypropylene agitated reactor for Crude lactic acid production from calcium lactate, a Reactive distillation set up with 5 meter packed bed distillation column in glass and stainless steel, a Lactic Acid hydrolysis unit with three glass distillation columns.

This plant has a PC-PLC (Allen Bradley) based control system.