BHR Biofuels Ltd

BHR Biofuels Ltd

Transesterification Reactors - Continuous


For production rates of 50 tonnes per day up to 400 tonnes per day, these continuous high mass-transfer reactors are designed and built to provide the best possible fully integrated, skid mounted system. They are designed around profiled mixing systems to enable the best reaction rates achievable with robust designs with no moving parts. They operate in transitional regimes with profiled mixing and flow regime to enable complete reaction in less than 60 seconds with a single exposure to methanol and catalyst.

Our team has a broad knowledge of Chemical Process engineering and particularly the discipline of Process Intensification. This allows us to very quickly assess a current process and advise on the best way to make a step change to the performance of a system. And not just for biofuels - Members of our team have worked in the Chemical and Process industries designing systems for Specialty chemical and Pharmaceutical clients.

Process Intensification is a Design Process that matches the measured parameters of the chemistry to the physical performance of the system - Using our knowledge of system performance to match:

  • Reaction time = Residence Time
  • Mixing rate = Mass transfer rate
  • Heat of reaction = Heat transfer
  • Kinetics = Heat transfer rate
  • Reaction profile = Flow Regime

All through this process we ensure the cost of a system is sustainable by the earnings of a process to increase profitability.

We can provide advice and expertise in many aspects of biodiesel production, but especially in the following areas:
IPPC licence application and operation - including information required and emission assessment.
ATEX compliance and safety overview of plant - Interpretation of the legislation to make sure you comply.
HAZOP studies and evaluation of process risk and safety.
Design improvement and process optimisation. An expert overview of what might be possible and potential for production upgrades.
Contact us to find out more about the services we offer and what knowledge we can bring to your Biodiesel production.

Ancillary equipment skids
Full system designs are available to enable complete integration with existing plant. BHR Biofuels Ltd also supply ancillary equipment for:

  • Settling tanks
  • Product storage
  • Filtration skids
  • Methanol recovery systems
  • Flash evaporation tanks
  • Centrifuge systems

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