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Test Center delivers expertise in evaporation and crystallization technology

Swenson Technology is completing a multi-million dollar expansion of its research facilities. 

Swenson designs and supplies evaporators and crystallization systems globally. They have been involved in major Asia-Pacific projects, including ammonium sulfate production from the nickel-cobalt plant in Kwinana, through their Australian licensee.

The renovation, expansion and installation of new technologies at  Swenson’s four-level research Test Center, located in Illinois, US, expands its ability to provide major industries with critical scientific, process development and demonstration services, says Swenson Technology President Tim Nordahl.

The new technologies are relevant to industries extending frommining, fertilizer production, inorganic chemicals, environmental and industrial biotechnology.

A key to Swenson’s success for over 100 years – extended by the new facilities – is its ability to produce accurate and scalable results that translate into safe and efficient production plants.

New technology installed at the expanded Swenson Test Center includes extensive glassware, and semi-and large-scale equipment, including forced circulation evaporative crystallizers, draft tube baffle crystallizers, falling film evaporators, pushers, centrifuges, rotary, fluid bed and steam tube driers that are applied to a range of industries. 

Typical examples are:
• Basic inorganic chemicals such as soda ash
• Metal compounds, including valuable compounds of vanadium, tantalum, tungsten, nickel, copper and molybdenum
• Industrial biotechnology, such as organic intermediates and acids
• Wastewater, including remediation and environmental sustainability projects conducted under strict confidentiality
• High-value fertilizers such as the production of potassium, phosphates and nitrogen-based products.

Access to the Swenson Test Center can be achieved by working directly with Swenson or through Whiting Equipment Canada, a Swenson licensee and affiliate.

Swenson Technology carries forward the legacy of global innovation begun with the achievements of Magnus Swenson, 1854-1936, a Norwegian-born American with a passion and genius for the inventions in evaporation and crystallization that were breakthroughs in so many industrial applications.

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