Combination of immiscible fluids at industrial level
The combination of immiscible fluids is a common practice in the industries of soap, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food and chemistry; Generally, the formation of emulsions is carried out in agitated tanks with added heat.
Depending on the type of emulsion, this process can take hours or even days to achieve a homogeneous and stable solution over time. Sometimes it is necessary to add certain components in different phases of the process, which generates an increase in the operating costs.
Thanks to the controlled generation of shock waves of the reactors, our HCM® technology reduces process times by up to 80%, thus increasing the production capacity of the plants. For example, in the soap industry the manufacture of liquid soap is taking a big boom. This process needs to mix different substances in order to obtain a liquid product with high stability characteristics after the incorporation of its different components.
The emulsions made by conventional methods generate foam which creates inconveniences when packing. In some cases, manufacturers incorporate other components in phases to avoid these drawbacks. Our technology allows to enter all the components of the emulsion in a single load and reduce the homogenization and mixing times up to 80%. The final product is stable and has no foam formation, only microbubbles are generated that disappear from the solution in a few minutes; This product can be packaged with the certainty of having an adequate emulsion. All of these benefits increase industry productivity and reduce your operating costs.
The cosmetics industry also needs emulsions for its beauty treatments, facials and oils, among many other products. Our HCM® Technology can be used in this type of industry because it allows to improve the final characteristics of the product and its appearance.
When using liquid solvents for the extraction of solutes immersed in solids, leaching is produced. The extraction of the soluble matter from a mixture by the action of a liquid solvent, and also can occur the extraction of Solutes in liquid phase contents, an operation called liquid-liquid extraction.
The key to these operations is to intensify the contact between the phases, taking care not to form stable emulsions. For example, the extraction of coffee for the production of soluble coffee is done by passing water at boiling temperature and high pressure by a tube containing the ground coffee bean. This process makes certain components of the flavor and aroma of the coffee to be lost by reducing the quality of the product.
Our technology can carry out cold extraction only at 70 °c obtaining the same percentage of extraction, but preserving most of the components of the aroma and taste of the home brewed coffee. It also happens in the extraction of active components of plants such as cannabis, medicinal fungi such as Ganoderma, essential oils and others.