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Should You Use A Filter Or A Centrifuge?

Follow a simple procedure to make the correct choice

By Tom Blackwood, Contributing Editor
Aug 21, 2019

Your company has developed a new product and now it’s time to go from the laboratory to small-scale production. Your chemists have created a slurry and have separated the product most likely using laboratory filters or maybe a laboratory centrifuge. These units are great for demonstrating the effectiveness of the new product. However, they may not produce the same product quality in full-scale operation. So, it’s sensible to take several steps before firming up the process flow diagram (PFD) and making equipment selections.

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