KSE's Reactive Distillation Expertise
KSE is a recognized expert in commercial applications of reactive distillation. Over $5 million in R&D funding has been invested to commercialize reactive distillation technology, often in cooperation with academic leaders in the field. Meet our team.
The reaction of A and B are in equilibrium with the products C and D. Since the reaction has reached equilibrium, it cannot go completely to products C and D.
Removing product D from the reaction mixture will allow complete conversion of reactants A and B because the equilibrium is disrupted. This results in higher conversion, and often improved selectivity of the reaction to products C and D.
Putting Chemistry to Work
In many cases, the formation of products of a reaction interferes with the efficiency of the reaction itself. Reactive distillation circumvents these limitations by boiling out and removing the interfering reaction species as they are formed. Commercial applications for this technology exist in many industrial chemical manufacturing operations. Using its expertise in catalysis, KSE develops highly effective catalysts, specifically tailored for use in reactive distillation columns, for each commercial application. To learn more about reactive distillation please contact us.