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CREATIVE

FLUID BED TECHNOLOGY


n DRYERS
n COOLERS

SOLUTIONS
n DRYER/COOLER COMBOS
n STEAM STRIPPERS
STEAM DECONTAMINATION

IN DRYING

n CONTINUOUS STERILIZERS
n CONTINUOUS PASTEURIZERS
BELT DRYER TECHNOLOGY
TECHNOLOGY DEHUMIDIFICATION SYSTEMS
PROCESS CONTROLS
Table
Table
Table of
Table of Contents
of Contents
of Contents
Contents
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 Fluid
Fluid Bed
Bed
Fluid Bed
Fluid Technology
Technology
Bed Technology ......................................................................
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Technology...........................................................................
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 oFluidization
Fluidization................................................................................
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 o Fluidization ................................................................................... 3
Fluidization ................................................................................ 3
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 oSub-Fluidization
Sub-Fluidization........................................................................
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 o Sub-Fluidization ........................................................................... 4
Sub-Fluidization ........................................................................ 4
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 oFluid
FluidBed
BedSystem
SystemConfigurations
Configurations............................................
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 o Fluid Bed System Configurations .............................................. 5
Fluid Bed System Configurations ............................................ 5
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 oContinuous
ContinuousSteam SteamStripping
Stripping....................................................
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 o Continuous Steam Stripping ...................................................... 6
Continuous Steam Stripping .................................................... 6
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 Steam
Steam Decontamination
Decontamination
Steam Decontamination
Steam ..................................................................
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Decontamination .......................................................................
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 Belt
Belt Dryers
Dryers
Belt Dryers
Belt .........................................................................................
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Dryers...........................................................................................
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 Dehumidification
Dehumidification Systems
Systems
Dehumidification Systems
Dehumidification ...............................................................
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Systems ................................................................. 16
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 Process
Process Controls
Controls
Process Controls
Process .............................................................................
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Controls ................................................................................
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 Major
Major Markets
Markets
Major Markets
Major ...................................................................................
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Markets......................................................................................
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 Minerals
o Minerals ....................................................................................
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Minerals ......................................................................................
Minerals .................................................................................... 2121
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 Food,
o Food, Dairy,
Dairy,
Food, Dairy,
Food, Dairy, and and
and Nutraceuticals
Nutraceuticals
and Nutraceuticals .............................................
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Nutraceuticals ............................................... 22
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 Biomass,
o Biomass, Animal
Animal
Biomass, Animal
Biomass, Animal Feed, Feed,
Feed,
Feed, and and
and Inorganic
Inorganic
and Inorganic
Inorganic Waste Waste
Waste .......................
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Waste ......................... 23
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 Chemicals
o Chemicals ................................................................................
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Chemicals ...................................................................................
Chemicals ................................................................................ 24 24
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 Testing
Testing &
Testing &
Testing & Pilot
Pilot
& Pilot Scale
Scale
Pilot Scale Capabilities
Capabilities
Scale Capabilities ...................................................
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Capabilities ..................................................... 25
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 Spare
Spare
Spare Parts
Parts &
& Service
Service .........................................................................
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 Spare Parts
Parts && Service
Service.........................................................................
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 Product
Product
Product List
List .........................................................................................
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 Product List
List .........................................................................................
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 Applications
Applications
Applications ........................................................................................
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 Applications ........................................................................................
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FLUID
FLUID BED
BED TECHNOLOGY
TECHNOLOGY

Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex Fluid
Fluid BedBed Dryer/Cooler
Dryer/Cooler
Imtech Ventilex Fluid Bed Dryer/Cooler

FLUIDIZATION
FLUIDIZATION
In a Fluid Bed, a product
product or solid
solid is
is made
made fluid
fluid by
by an
an upward-moving
upward-moving flow of gas. The
The mechanical
mechanical
In a Fluid Bed, a product or solid is made fluid by an upward-moving flow of gas. The mechanical
movement of the Fluid Bed strengthens this effect. Thus, the gas and product are intensively
movement of the Fluid Bed strengthens this effect. Thus, the gas and product are intensively
mixed, so that high heat transfer and an optimum physical reaction speed are achieved.
mixed, so that high heat transfer and an optimum physical reaction speed are achieved.
By choosing a good combination of gas speed and mechanical movement (if necessary), you
By choosing a good combination of gas speed and mechanical movement (if necessary), you
can process
process granular
granular products
products with
with aa wide range of grain
grain sizes
sizes successfully
successfully while forming a
can process granular products with a wide range of grain sizes successfully while forming a
minimum amount of dust.
minimum amount of dust.
Both the static
static and
and mechanical
mechanicalImtech Ventilex
Ventilex Fluidcan
Fluid Bed Bedfunction
can function at temperatures
at temperatures ranging
ranging from
Both the static and mechanical Imtech Ventilex Fluid Bed can function at temperatures ranging
from 5ºF (-15ºC)
5ºF (-15ºC) to 1,112ºF
to 1,112ºF (600ºC).
(600ºC). The speed
The gas gas speed can vary
can vary fromfrom 0.7 (0.2
0.7 fps fps (0.2 m/sec)
m/sec) to 9.8
to 9.8 fps
from 5ºF (-15ºC) to 1,112ºF (600ºC). The gas speed can vary from 0.7 fps (0.2 m/sec) to 9.8
fps (3.0
(3.0 m/sec).
m/sec).
fps (3.0 m/sec).
PERCENTAGE
PERCENTAGE PRODUCT
PRODUCT

RESIDENCE TIM E
RESIDENCE TIM E
Sub-Fluid Bed Fluid Bed
Fluid Bed Bed Fluid Bed
Sub-Fluid
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SUB-FLUIDIZATION
SUB-FLUIDIZATION
Longitudinal mixing occurs during the fluidization process. As a result, if the process time is
long, the difference
Longitudinal in residence
mixing occurs duringtime
the of the individual
fluidization particles
process. As aisresult,
too great. theThis
ifif the can lead
process
process time tois
damage to the product.
long, the difference in residence time of the individual particles is too great. This can lead to
damage to the product.
Yet there are products that require long processing. So this would have to occur in a Fluid Bed
with a veryare
Yet there high length that
products to width ratio.
require longThis is usually undesirable
processing. So this would because,
have to amongoccur inother things,
a Fluid Bed
it takes
with up too
a very highmuch
lengthspace.
to width ratio. This is usually undesirable because, among other things,
it takes up too much space.
Our solution for this problem is sub-fluidization. In this process, the product remains on the
verge of fluidization.
Our solution
solution for this Our unique
problem is drive concept, combined
sub-fluidization.
sub-fluidization. with the rotary
In this process,
process, weir, makes
the product remains
remainsresidence
on the
times up
verge to 2 hours possible.
of fluidization. Our unique The layer
drive thickness
concept, of the product
combined with thecan vary
rotary weir, from 2" (5cm)
makes to 24"
residence
(60cm)
times upwith to 2this process
hours method.
possible. The layer thickness of the product can vary from 2" (5cm) to 24"
(60cm) with this process method.
Advantages of the Sub-Fluid Bed:
Advantages
 There is of hardly
the Sub-Fluid
any or noBed: longitudinal mixing. Differences in residence times are kept to
a minimum
 There and any
is hardly the or
various particles are
no longitudinal processed
mixing. uniformly.
Differences
Differences in
in residence
residence times times are
are kept
kept to
to
a minimum and the various particles are processed uniformly.
 Less fluidization gas is needed for the process than with complete fluidization. This
meansfluidization
 Less smaller peripherals
gas is neededand lower energy
for the consumption.
process than with complete fluidization. This
means smaller peripherals and lower energy consumption.
With a Fluid Bed and Sub-Fluid Bed a range of products can be processed which previously
couldaonly
With FluidbeBed
processed with a belt
and Sub-Fluid Beddryer.
a range of products can be processed which previously
could only be processed with a belt dryer.
The Imtech Ventilex Sub-Fluid Bed has amply proved its quality in processing such products as:
The Imtech
VentilexVentilex
Sub-Fluid Bed hasBed
Sub-Fluid amply
hasproved its quality
amply proved in processing such products as:
 Cereals  Seeds  itsNuts
quality in processing such
 products
Beans as:
Croutons
 Cereals
 Cheese
 Seeds Meat
 Nuts Fibers
 Beans
 Extrusions
 Croutons  Pellets
 Cheese Recycled Plastic
 Meat
 Granulates
 Fibers

 Extrusions  Pellets  Recycled Plastic  Granulates
Each product has its own, specific characteristics. By means of careful testing in our laboratory,
we
Each determine
product has theitsmost
own,effective and efficient processing
specific characteristics. By means method. The installation
of careful testing is then
in our laboratory,
designed
we determineand built
the internally by Imtech
most effective and Ventilex.
efficient processing method. The installation is then
designed and built internally by Imtech Ventilex.Ventilex.
As the diagrams on the following page show, there are several versions of the air supply system,
the fluiddiagrams
As the bed, andon the
theflue/discharge
following page gas system.
show, thereThey can beversions
are several configured of thein aair
variety
supply ofsystem,
ways:
the fluid bed, and the flue/discharge gas system. They can be configured in a variety of ways:
Configuration Matrix
AIR
AIR SUPPLY
SUPPLY SYSTEMS:
SYSTEMS:
Configuration
VERSIONS
VERSIONS OF
OF THE
Matrix
THE FLUID
FLUID BED:
BED: FLUE/DISCHARGE
FLUE/DISCHARGE GAS GAS SYSTEMS:
SYSTEMS:
AIR SUPPLY SYSTEMS:
SUPPLY SYSTEMS:
AIRVentilator/fan VERSIONS
VERSIONS OF
OF THE
THE FLUID
FLUID BED:
BED: FLUE/DISCHARGE
FLUE/DISCHARGE GAS
GAS SYSTEMS:
SYSTEMS:
1a
1a Ventilator/fan 2a
2a Cooler
Cooler 3a
3a Cyclone
Cyclone
1b
1b Ventilator/fan in combination 2b Dryer 3b Cyclone
Cyclone in combination with
in combination with wet
1a Ventilator/fan in combination
1a Ventilator/fan 2b
2a Dryer
Cooler
2a Cooler 3b
3a
3a Cyclone wet
1b with heat exchangers
with heat exchangers 2c
2c Combination
Combination dryer/cooler
dryer/cooler scrubber
scrubber
1b Ventilator/fan
Ventilator/fan in
in combination
combination 2b Dryer
2b Dryer 3b Cyclone in combination with wet
3b Cyclone in combination with wet
1c Ventilator/fan
1c with
Ventilator/fan
with in
in combination
combination
heat exchangers
exchangers 2d
2d Combination dryer/cooler
dryer/cooler with
Combination dryer/cooler
2c Combination with 3c Cyclone
scrubberand
3c scrubber
Cyclone and filter
filter
heat 2c
with direct
with direct burner
burner
1c Ventilator/fan
Ventilator/fan (gas/oil)
(gas/oil)
in combination
combination rotary
rotary weir
weir
2d Combination
Combination dryer/cooler
dryer/cooler with
with 3d
3d Filter
Filter
3c Cyclone
Cyclone and
and filter
filter
1c in 2d 3c
1d with
1d Ventilator/fan
Ventilator/fan in
in
direct burnercombination
combination
burner (gas/oil)
(gas/oil) 2e Static
2e Static dryer/cooler
rotary dryer/cooler
weir with
with 3e
3e Venturi
Venturi scrubber
Filter scrubber
3d Filter
with direct rotary weir 3d
with direct
with direct burner
burner
Ventilator/fan (gas/oil)
(gas/oil)
in combination
combination internal
internal
2e Static heat exchangers
heat exchangers
Static dryer/cooler
dryer/cooler with 3e Venturi
Venturi scrubber
scrubber
1d Ventilator/fan in 2e with 3e
1e with
1e Ventilator/fan
Ventilator/fan
direct in combination
in
burnercombination
(gas/oil) 2f Static
2f Static dryer/cooler
dryer/cooler
internal heat exchangers
with direct burner (gas/oil) internal heat exchangers
1e with
with indirect
indirect burner
burner (gas/oil)
(gas/oil) 2f Static dryer/cooler
dryer/cooler
1e Ventilator/fan
Ventilator/fan in
in combination
combination 2f Static
1f Dehumidification
1f with
Dehumidification
indirect by
by
burner cooling
cooling
(gas/oil)
with indirect burner (gas/oil)
1g
1g
1f Dehumidification
Dehumidification by
by cooling
1f Dehumidification by cooling
adsorption
adsorption
Dehumidification by
1g Dehumidification by
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FLUID BED SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS
FLUID BED SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS
BED SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS

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Imtech
Ventilex
Ventilex
Fluid
Fluid
BedBed
Steam
Steam
Stripper
Stripper

CONTINUOUS STEAM STRIPPING


Steam Stripping
Stripping ––Solvent
Solvent Recovery:
Recovery:

Steam stripping
stripping is the removal and recovery of volatile
volatile substances
substances out of aa product
product stream.
stream.
Many high value compounds including morphine, caffeine, and other plant extracts, as well as
substances such as crude oil, can be washed/dissolved
washed/dissolved out of a raw material like sand, using
various solvents.

The Ventilex steam stripper


Imtech Ventilex providesprovides
steam stripper the solvent recoveryrecovery
the solvent stage ofstage
the process. The volatile
of the process. The
volatile
solventssolvents
are drivenareoff
driven
the waste
off thematerial
waste material
stream from
streamthefrom
extraction
the extraction
process process
using live
using
steam.live
steam.
The Process:
The Process:
The steam acts as a fluidizing medium, combining with the shaking mechanism of the
The
Ventilex
steam
steam
actsstripper
as a fluidizing
to createmedium,
an intense
combining
mixing of
with
product
the shaking
and steam
mechanism
and ensuring
of theproduct
Imtech
Ventilex
transportsteam
throughstripper
the equipment.
to create an intense mixing of product and steam and ensuring product
transport through the equipment.
The exhaust gases created by the process are collected and condensed to reclaim the solvent
The
and steam
exhaust(as
gases
water).
created by the process are collected and condensed to reclaim the solvent
and steam (as water).
The product exiting the steam stripper contains <5ppm of the extraction solvent and 10% - 40%
The
moisture
product
(depending
exiting the
onsteam
inlet conditions).
stripper contains
Making
<5ppm
it possible
of the extraction
to be safely
solvent
disposed
and 10%of, -or40%re-
moisture
processed,(depending
as non-hazardous
on inlet conditions).
material. Making it possible to be safely disposed of, or re-
processed, as non-hazardous material.

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Ventilex can alsocan
Imtech Ventilex provide
also aprovide
fluid bed drying
a fluid stage
bed after
drying the solvent
stage after therecovery
solvent process
recoverytoprocess
reduce to
the moisture
reduce content of
the moisture the product
content of the ifproduct
required.
if required.

The
The airtight-sealed
airtight-sealedsteam
steamstripper
stripperensures
ensuresaa relatively
relatively low
low ATEX
ATEX rating
rating (ATEX
(ATEX IIII 2G)
2G) for the
production
productionspace
spacearound
aroundthe
the equipment,
equipment, while
while the
the oxygen-starved
oxygen-starved process space saturated with
live
livesteam
steamprovides
providesan
anintrinsically
intrinsicallysafe
safeenvironment
environmentinside
insidethe
thesolvent
solventrecovery
recoveryprocess.
process.

Ventilex can supply


Imtech Ventilex canasupply
complete solvent recovery
a complete process process
solvent recovery includingincluding
the Ventilex steam stripper,
the Imtech Ventilex
exhaust gas condensers,
steam stripper, product
exhaust gas inlet and
condensers, outletinlet
product airtight
and seals, steam seals,
outlet airtight supply,steam
and process/
supply,
equipment control.
and process/equipment control.

Ventilex can alsocan


Imtech Ventilex work
alsoclosely with a with
work closely customer to provide
a customer only key
to provide onlycomponents and and
key components allowallow
the
the customer
customer to locally
to locally source
source their their preferred
preferred suppliers
suppliers for other
for other equipment.
equipment.

Capacitiestypically
Capacities typicallyrange
rangeup
upto
to11,000
11,000 PPH
PPH (5,000 kg/h) of
(5,000 kg/h) of product,
product, or
or up to 2,200 PPH (1,000
kg/h) ofof solvent
kg/h) solvent recovery.
recovery. Larger
Larger processing capacities are
processing capacities are possible
possible and the specialized
engineersofofVentilex
engineers Imtech Ventilex areavailable
are always always available to your
to discuss discuss your application.
application.

Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex Steam
Steam Stripper
Stripper – Example
– Example Flow
Flow Diagram
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STEAM
STEAM DECONTAMINATION
DECONTAMINATION

Ventilex
Ventilex
Imtech Steam
Steam
Ventilex
Ventilex Pasteurizer
Pasteurizer
Steam
Steam Pasteurizer
Pasteurizer
Imtech
Imtech
Imtech
Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex
Ventilex
Ventilex Steam
Steam
Steam
Steam Sterilizer/Pasteurizer
Sterilizer/Pasteurizer
Sterilizer/Pasteurizer
Sterilizer/Pasteurizer
Imtech Ventilex Steam Sterilizer/Pasteurizer

CONTINUOUS
CONTINUOUS STEAM
CONTINUOUSSTEAM STERILIZERS
STERILIZERS&&
STEAMSTERILIZERS PASTEURIZERS
&PASTEURIZERS
PASTEURIZERS
Spices,
Spices,
Spices,
Spices,
Spices,herbs,
Spices, herbs,
herbs,
herbs,
herbs,seeds,
herbs, seeds,
seeds,
seeds,
seeds,nuts,
seeds, nuts,
nuts,
nuts,
nuts,and
nuts, and
and
and dehydrated
dehydrated
dehydrated
anddehydrated
and dehydratedvegetable
dehydrated vegetable
vegetable
vegetable
vegetablesubstances
vegetable substances
substances
substances
substancesbring
substances bring
bring
bring
bringa
bring aa
a
a world
world
world
aworld
worldof
world of
ofof flavors,
flavors,
flavors,
offlavors,
of flavors,
flavors,
Spices, herbs, seeds, nuts, and dehydrated vegetable substances bring a world of flavors,
aromas,
aromas,
aroma,
aromas,
aromas,
aroma, and
and
and
and
and
and colors
colors
colors
colors
colors
colors to
to
to
toto
to food.
food.
food.
food.
food.
food.
aromas, and colors to food.
The
The
The
The potential
potential for
for pathogens
pathogens like
like salmonella,
salmonella, yeasts,
yeasts, molds,
molds, bacteria,
bacteria, and
and spores
spores toto get
get into
into the
the
Thepotential
The
The potentialfor
potential
potential
potential forpathogens
for
for
for pathogenslike
pathogens
pathogens
pathogens likesalmonella,
like
like
like salmonella,yeasts,
salmonella,
salmonella,
salmonella, yeasts,molds,
yeasts,
yeasts,
yeasts, molds,bacteria,
molds,
molds,
molds, bacteria,and
bacteria,
bacteria,
bacteria, andspores
and
and
and sporestoto
spores
spores
spores toget
to
to getinto
get
get
get intothe
into
into
into the
the
the
the
food
food
food
food
food supply
supply
supply
supply
supply has
has
has
has
has resulted
resulted
resulted
resulted
resulted in
inin
in the
the
in
thethe
the trend
trend
trend
trend
trend towards
towards
towards
towards
towards more
more
more
more
more stringent
stringent
stringent
stringent
stringent “Good
“Good
“Good
“Good
“Good Agricultural
Agricultural
Agricultural
Agricultural
Agricultural Practices”
Practices”
Practices”
Practices”
Practices” and
and
and
and
and
food supply has resulted in the trend towards more stringent
food supply has resulted in the trend towards more stringent “Good Agricultural Practices” and “Good Agricultural Practices” and
regulations.
regulations.
regulations.
regulations.
regulations.Spices
regulations. Spices
Spices
Spices
Spicesand
Spices and and
and
andherbs
and herbs
herbs
herbs
herbsare
herbs are
areare sourced
sourced
sourced
aresourced
are worldwide
worldwide
worldwide
sourcedworldwide
sourced worldwideand
worldwide and
and
and
andthey
and they
theythey
theymay
they may
may
may
maybe
may bebe
be heavily
heavily
heavily
beheavily
be contaminated
contaminated
contaminated
heavilycontaminated
heavily contaminated
contaminated
regulations. Spices and herbs are sourced worldwide and they may be heavily contaminated
from
from
from
from
from
from the
the
thethe
the
the soil
soil
soil
soil
soil
soil where
where
where
where
where
where they
they
theythey
they
they were
were
were
were
were
were grown
grown
grown
grown
grown
grown and
and
andand
and
and harvested.
harvested.
harvested.
harvested.
harvested.
harvested.
from the soil where they were grown and harvested.
These
These
These
These microbes
microbes
microbes
Thesemicrobes
These microbesoften
microbes often
often
often
oftenremain
often remain
remain
remain
remainafter
remain after
after
after local
local
local
afterlocal
after processing
processing
processing
localprocessing
local processingdue
processing due
duedue
dueto
due toto
to
to simple
simple
simple
tosimple
simple treatments
treatments
treatments
simpletreatments
treatmentsand
treatments andand
and processing
processing
processing
andprocessing
and processingat
processing atat
at
at
at
These microbes often remain after local processing due to simple treatments and processing at
low
low
lowlow
low temperatures.
lowtemperatures.
temperatures.If
temperatures.
temperatures.
temperatures. If left
Ifleft
IfIfIf
left left
left untreated,
leftuntreated,
untreated,these
untreated,
untreated,
untreated, these
these
these
these products
theseproducts
productsmay
products
products
products may
maymay
may encounter
mayencounter
encountercontinued
encounter
encounter
encounter continued
continued
continued
continued microbial
continuedmicrobial
microbialgrowth
microbial
microbial
microbial growth
growth
growth
growth
growth
low temperatures. If left untreated, these products may encounter continued microbial growth
that
that
that can
thatcan
that
that can
can easily
easily
easily
caneasily
can easilylead
easily lead
lead
lead
leadto
lead toto
toto spoilage
spoilage
spoilage
tospoilage
spoilageand
spoilage and
and
and customer
customer
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Ventilex
Imtech
Ventilex
Imtech SteamSteam
Ventilex
Steam
Ventilex Sterilization
Steam
Sterilization Benefits:
Sterilization
Benefits:
Sterilization Benefits:
Benefits:
Imtech
Imtech
Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex
Ventilex Steam
SteamSterilization
Steam Sterilization
Sterilization Benefits:
Benefits:
Benefits:
 AA
 Anatural,
A natural,renewable,
natural,
natural, renewable,process
renewable, processthat
process
process thatutilizes
that utilizessteam
utilizes
utilizes steamand
steam
steam andisis
and isaccepted
acceptedworldwide
accepted worldwideas
worldwide
worldwide assafe
as safeand
safe and
and
 
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natural,
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renewable, process
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thatutilizes
that utilizes
utilizes steam
steam
steam andandis
and isaccepted
is acceptedworldwide
accepted worldwide
worldwide asassafe
as safeand
safe and
and
wholesome.
wholesome.
wholesome.
wholesome.
wholesome.
wholesome.
wholesome.
 Continuous
Continuous
Continuous
Continuous
 Continuous decontamination
decontamination
decontamination
decontamination of
of
ofof bacteria
bacteria
bacteria
bacteria and
and
and
and pathogens
pathogens
pathogens
pathogens (5
(5
(5(5 log
log
log
log kills
kills
kills
kills are
are
are
are typical).
typical).
typical).
typical).
 
 Continuous
Continuous decontamination
decontamination
decontamination ofof
of bacteria
bacteria
bacteria and
and
and pathogens
pathogens
pathogens (5(5
(5log
log
log kills
kills
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are
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typical).
 High-temperature,
High-temperature,short-time,
High-temperature,
 High-temperature, short-time,
short-time,
short-time, processing
short-time,processing
processing(HTST)
processing
processing (HTST)
(HTST)which
(HTST)
(HTST) which
which
which protects
whichprotects
protectsthe
protects thetaste,
the taste,texture,
taste, texture,and
texture, and
and
  High-temperature,
 High-temperature,
High-temperature,
color of the product short-time,
short-time,
with a minimalprocessing
processing
loss of (HTST)
(HTST)
volatile whichprotects
which
oil. protectsthe
protects thetaste,
the taste,texture,
taste, texture,and
texture, and
and
color
color
color of
ofofthe the
the product
product
product with
with
with aa a minimal
minimal
minimal loss
loss
loss of
ofof volatile
volatile
volatile oil.
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color
color ofofthethe product
product with
with a a minimal
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loss of
ofvolatile
volatile oil.
oil.

 Very gentle,
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gentle,for for
forleafy leafy (friable)
leafy(friable) products.
(friable)products.
products.

  Very
Very
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gentle,
gentle, for
for
for leafy
leafy
leafy (friable)
(friable)
(friable) products.
products.
products.
 Very gentle, for leafy (friable) products.

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Ventilex Continuous
Imtech Ventilex Steam Steam
Continuous Sterilization – Natural
Sterilization – Natural Elimination
Elimination of Bacteria:
of Bacteria:
The use of steam is ideal as itit is
is natural,
natural, inexpensive,
inexpensive, and can be
be produced
produced in
in an
an unlimited
unlimited
supply. It is a natural “organic” process that does not leave behind any chemical residue, or
create toxins.
Steam sterilization/pasteurization systems are the most effective “natural” method for reducing
or eliminating bacteria, pathogens, and other food-borne causes of sickness. Effective steam
treatment will eliminate listeria,
listeria, salmonella,
salmonella, E.
E. coli, and a variety of other
other bacteria
bacteria and
and pathogens.
pathogens.
As a result, many of the world’s
world’s largest
largest spice, herb
herb and
and nut
nut processing companies have selected
processing companies
Ventilex continuous
Imtech Ventilex steamsteam
continuous sterilizers/pasteurizers. More
sterilizers/pasteurizers. than
More 100
than 100systems
systems have
have been
supplied worldwide.

Modern, Hygienic, and Chemical Free Steam Treatment Process:


With the Imtech
VentilexVentilex
system,system,
you getyou get a continuous
a continuous “inflow” “inflow”
of highofpressure
high pressure that results
steam steam that
results
in the in the elimination
elimination of undesired
of undesired micro-organisms
micro-organisms while
while causing
causing thethe minimumharm
minimum harmto to the
organoleptic characteristics (flavor, color, texture, or taste) of spices, herbs, and nuts.
The Imtech
VentilexVentilex
systemsystem canused
can be be used to process
to process chilichili powders,whole
powders, wholeand
and ground
ground pepper,
paprika, garlic, cloves; and a variety of herbs, seeds, and other spices. We can do leafy spices
without harm
without harm to the leaf due to our gentle
gentle shaking action – there is no screw
screw conveyor
conveyor or
unnecessary vibrations that can damage the product.
The continuous system treats powders as well as whole spices, which is a unique feature of the
Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex system.system. In addition,
In addition, steam steam treatment
treatment is effective
is effective in theindeactivation
the deactivation of enzymes,
of enzymes, e.g.
e.g. amylase
amylase and and lipase.ThisThis
lipase. cannot
cannot bebedone
donewith
with irradiation
irradiation or
or ethylene
ethylene oxide treatment.
treatment.
These enzymes have been shown to cause a breakdown breakdown of fat fat and
and starch
starch components
components in
sauces, salads, and many ready-made meals.
nut is
The heart of the nut is left
left natural
natural and
and alive
alive – it will germinate. This makes it possible for the
“organic” food label to be applied and for certain products to be labeled as “pasteurized”.

Typical
Typical Ventilex
Imtech Sterilization
Ventilex System
Sterilization FlowFlow
System Diagram
Diagram

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Steam Sterilizer or Steam Pasteurizer?
We offer two different technologies of decontamination systems commonly referred to as “steam
sterilizers” and “steam pasteurizers”. The main difference is that “sterilizers” do their work in
closed pressure vessels (autoclave) at up to 45 PSI (3 bar) and “pasteurizers” work at
atmospheric pressure with super-heated steam. The selection of the appropriate technology
depends on the size of the product itself and the type of pathogens to be eliminated.
We offer some
some standard
standard sizes
sizes of
of sterilizers
sterilizers and pasteurizers
pasteurizers to span the range
range ofof commonly
commonly
specified capacities, but each
each system
system isis customized
customizedto
tomeet
meetthetheclient’s
client’sspecific
specificrequirements.
requirements.
We typically work with a “Process
“Process Authority”
Authority” or the
the client’s
client’s microbiologist
microbiologist who performs the
microbiological testing and
microbiological testing and sets
sets the process parameters
parameters to be validated
validated for
for regulatory
regulatory
compliance.
compliance. Our role is is to
to supply
supply equipment
equipment meeting
meeting these
these specifications.
specifications. To facilitate
facilitate the
validation process, we offer a testing
validation process, testing service
service to process
process samples
samples inoculated
inoculated with
with surrogate
surrogate
pathogens for process parameter development.

How Does Ventilex


Imtech Ventilex Steam Decontamination
Steam Decontamination Work? Work?
Imtech
VentilexVentilex Continuous
Continuous SteamSteam Sterilization/Pasteurization
Sterilization/Pasteurization Systems
Systems arearedesigned
designed for High-
High
Temperature, Short-Time
Short-Time (HTST) decontamination.
decontamination. Steam is the fastest possible way of heating
product to an exact preset temperature.

120 whole black pepper

herbs
100

80
temperature [°C]

60
Decontamination

40°C
40
30°C

25°C
20 drying cooling

0 1 2 3 4 5 6
time [minutes]

Product Time/Temperature Curve

The HTST process exposes material that are considered contaminated to high temperature
steam for just a short time. The material is then dried and cooled. This is a simple idea, but is
one of the most practical and effective methods for treating products in the industry.

The process works by feeding and discharging the product through a self-cleaning rotary valve
that isolates the pressurized autoclave from the ambient room. Inside this autoclave, a shaking
table transports the product through a steam-pressurized chamber at a specific speed and
creates a thin layer of product. Condensation builds on the product surface and this imparts
high energy into the surface of the product. This kills unwanted bacteria and pathogens.

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Ventilex
Imtech Continuous
Ventilex High
Continuous Pressure
High Sterilizer
Pressure (Autoclave)
Sterilizer (Autoclave)

The time, pressure, and steam temperature within the chamber is tightly regulated such that the
minimum amount of each required
required to
to achieve
achieve the
the desired
desired kill
killisisapplied.
applied. Afterwards,
Afterward, in the dryer
the temperature is tightly controlled so that the product is returned to a precise moisture level.
In this way, the final moisture content can be specified and controlled to maximize yield.

We understand how critical temperature, treatment time, and and pressure


pressure are when
when
decontaminating a product. All three of these parameters can be set individually depending on
the particular product and the pathogens to be eliminated. Repeatability is required to validate
a system and ensure effective decontamination. Our systems are designed with advanced PLC
controls to facilitate this. The operator simply chooses the proper recipe from a menu and all
process parameters are controlled, measured, and logged for traceability.

Choose Menu

1 Pepper √
2 Turmeric

3 Chili

4 Ginger

5 Blend A

Data Logging and PLC Instrumentation

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ImtechVentilex
Imtech
Ventilex
Ventilex
Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex
Steam SteamSterilization/Pasteurization
Steam Sterilization/Pasteurization
Sterilization/Pasteurization
SteamSterilization/Pasteurization
Sterilization/Pasteurization
Steam System
System System
System Features:
Features:
Features:
Features:
System Features:
n
n Automated
Automated controls
controls
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 Automated controls provide
provide
provide
provide for
for
for
for minimal
minimal
minimal
minimal operator
operator
operator
operator intervention.
intervention.
intervention.
intervention. The operator
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operator simply
simply simply
simply
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selects
selects
selects theproper
the
the properrecipe
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proper recipe––the
recipe
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the systemparameters
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and setpoints
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points
points arealways
are
are alwaysthe
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n
n PLC
PLC instrumentation
instrumentation
PLCinstrumentation
 PLC instrumentation assures
assures
assures
assures repeatability.
repeatability.
repeatability.
repeatability.
repeatability. Data Data logging
Data
Datalogging
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loggingstores
storesall
stores allstores
stores
allcritical
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critical all
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data critical data
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data
data data
permanentlyfor
permanently
permanently
permanently fortraceability
for
for traceabilityand
traceability
traceability andverification.
and
and verification.
verification.
verification.
n
n Automatic
Automatic SanitaryClean-In-Place
Sanitary
AutomaticSanitary
 Automatic Sanitary Clean-In-Place
Clean-In-Place
Clean-In-Place (CIP)
(CIP)
(CIP)
(CIP) design.
design.
design.
design. The
The The
The Imtech
Imtech
Ventilex
Ventilex
Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex
system
system
Ventilex isisthe
system system
system
the theisisthe
fastest
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fastest
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fastest cleaning
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on
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market
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today.today.
n
n Recipe
Recipe based
based
Recipebased
 Recipe controls
controls
basedcontrols for
for
controlsfor processing
processing
forprocessing multiple
multiple
processingmultiple validated
validated
multiplevalidated products
products
validatedproducts inin
productsin the
the
inthe same
same
thesame machine.
machine.
samemachine.
machine.
n
n Hygienicdesign
 Hygienic
Hygienic
Hygienic design
design with
designwith
with
with minimal
minimal
minimal
minimal cracks
cracks and
and
cracks
cracks crevices,
crevices,
and
and rounded
rounded
crevices,
crevices, welds,
welds,
rounded
rounded andhigh
and
welds,
welds, high
and quality
andquality
highquality
high quality
surface
surfacefinishes.
surfacefinishes.
surface finishes.
finishes.
n
n Productis
 Product
Product
Product isdecontaminated,
isis decontaminated,dried
decontaminated,
decontaminated, driedand
dried
dried andcooled.
and
and cooled.
cooled.
cooled.
n
n Shortestduration
 Shortest
Shortest
Shortest durationof
duration
duration ofof
ofsteam
steam
steamof
steam ofof
ofany
any
anycommercial
any commercial
commercialsystem
commercial system
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ininuse
in use
use
use
use today
today
today
today
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product
product
product
product still
still
still
still
still “natural”.
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“natural”.
“natural”.
“natural”.
Lowenergy
nn Low energyconsumption
consumptionand andlowlowmaintenance
maintenancecosts.costs.
Lowenergy
 Low energyconsumption
consumptionand andlow lowmaintenance
maintenancecosts.costs.
nn 55log
logkills
killsare
aretypical.
typical.
 55log
logkills
killsare
aretypical.
typical.
Deactivationofofenzymes.
nn Deactivation enzymes.
Deactivationofofenzymes.
 Deactivation enzymes.
Minimalloss
nn Minimal lossofofflavor,
flavor,
flavor,color,
color,
color,and
and
andvolatile
volatile
volatileoil.
oil.
oil.
Minimalloss
 Minimal lossofofflavor,
flavor,color,
color,andandvolatile
volatileoil.
oil.
Availableinina awide
nn Available widerange
rangeofofsizes:
sizes:
 AAwide
widerange
rangeofofavailable
availablesizes:
sizes:
Sterilizer:Up
ooSterilizer: Uptoto2.75
2.75TPHTPH(2.50
(2.50MTPH)
MTPH)
 Sterilizer:
Sterilizer:
Pasteurizer:Up
ooPasteurizer: 31.8
31.8 CFH
CFH (0.9
(0.9
Uptoto11.0
11.0
11.0TPH m
TPHm 3/hr.),88.3
(10.088.3
3/hr.),
TPH(10.0
(10.0 MTPH)
MTPH)
MTPH) CFH(2.5
CFH (2.5mm3/hr.),
3/hr.),158.9
158.9CFH
CFH(4.5
(4.5mm3/hr.)
3/hr.)

Pasteurizer:0.5
 Pasteurizer: 0.5TPH,
TPH,1.01.0TPH,
TPH,2.0 2.0TPH,
TPH,5.05.0TPH
TPH

Ventilex
Ventilex
Imtech Continuous
Continuous
Ventilex Steam
Steam
Continuous Pasteurizer
Pasteurizer
Steam Pasteurizer

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BELT DRYERS

Ventilex
Imtech BeltBelt
Ventilex Dryer
Dryer

Ventilex helps helps


Imtech Ventilex the industry to produce
the industry better
to produce quality
better qualityproducts
products by
by controlling
controlling the
temperature
temperature and humidity of the environment
environment while minimizing
minimizing utility usage and
and maximizing
maximizing
production rates.
rates. Imtech
Ventilex dryers
Ventilex precisely
dryers control
precisely temperature
control temperatureand and humidity
humidity levels
irrespective of air inlet conditions; and are designed for durability, sanitation and reliability.

The demand for high quality dehydrated products having properties similar to those found in the
original product is increasing every day. Additionally, the drying process must have low
operating costs and minimal environmental impact.

Ventilex belt dryers


Imtech Ventilex can be
belt dryers canused for the
be used drying
for the of of
drying flaked,
flaked,stripped,
stripped,noodled,
noodled, cubed,
cubed, and
granular materials.
materials. Imtech
Ventilex belt dryers
Ventilex are used
belt dryers to dry
are used a vast
to dry a vastarray
arrayof
of products,
products, including:

 Biomass  Sludge  Wood  Vegetables


 Synthetic Rubber  Meat  Fruit Products  Chemicals
 Pharmaceuticals  Digestate  Herbs  Potatoes
 Roots  Gelatin  Feed Granules  Mushrooms
 Pet Food  MSG  Charcoal  Plastics
 Organic Pigment  Fish  Propylene Fiber  CMC

Imtech
VentilexVentilex belt dryers
belt dryers are highly
are highly efficient
efficient and low
and have haveenergy
low energy requirements.
requirements. The The design
design and
and selection
selection of dryer
of the the dryer is based
is based on the
on the product’s
product’s wet wet
andanddry dry
flowflow characteristics,
characteristics, lump/crust
lump/crust for
formation tendency,
mation tendency, andand thermal
thermal sensitivity.
sensitivity. TheThe dryer’s
dryer’s capacity,
capacity, sizesize
andand performance
performance depend
depend on
on
thethe available
available heatheat transfer
transfer area
area andand operating
operating condition
condition limitations
limitations of the
of the specific
specific product.
product.

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The combination of temperature cycles and drying times can be adjusted as necessary to control
the final product’s physical properties. The internal conveyor consists of single or multiple layers
of stainless steel belt. Because the drying air flows through the belt, heat exchange is complete
and even resulting in high production efficiency and exceptional final product quality.

Inside View of the Drying Tunnel

General Description of the Imtech


VentilexVentilex
Belt Dryer:
Belt Dryer:
The raw material
material is spread evenly across the conveyor belt by means
means ofof aa suitable
suitable auxiliary
auxiliary
mechanism such as a distributor, vibrating belt, pulverizer, or granulator. The drying tunnel is
divided into zones, each maintaining a different temperature. Each zone contains an air heating
and recirculation system, and if necessary, a moist air exhaust system. As the belt conveyor
passes through each zone, hot air passes through the material from top to bottom, then bottom
to top, producing a uniformly dried product. An example of a belt dryer with several zones is
shown below:

Depending
Depending on the product, the tunnel can be equipped
equipped with
with aa cooling
cooling section
section and
and vibration
vibration
device in the outlet to lower the final product temperature for convenient and timely packaging.
Naturally, Imtech
Ventilex belt dryers
Ventilex are corrosion-resistant.
belt dryers WeWe
are corrosion-resistant. use various
use variousmaterials
materialssuch
such as
stainless steel and aluminum, depending on the properties of the product to be processed.

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Discharge
Discharge of Ventilex
of Imtech BeltBelt
Ventilex Dryer
Dryer

Before designing the dryer, the product is tested in our laboratory. Here a variety of parameters
are evaluated to identify the optimum process conditions. This is necessary for many processes
to prevent damage to the product. In our laboratory, samples can be subjected to temperatures
ranging from -22ºF (-30ºC) to 572ºF (300ºC). After careful analysis of the results, each
installation is custom designed and manufactured.

The Ventilex Belt Dryer


Imtech Ventilex Beltoffers
Dryermany
offersoperational benefits,benefits,
many operational including:
including:
 Custom made construction tailored to your specific process.
 Optimum time/drying curves for each product.
 Continuous drying system.
sticky, and extruded wet materials.
 Suitable for granular, fibrous, preformed, sticky,
 High energy efficiency.
 Minimal footprint as compared to competitive designs.
 Uniform and gentle drying.
 Modular system, flexible and easy to ship and install.

Ventilex provide provide


Imtech Ventilex in-housein-house
engineering, manufacturing,
engineering, as wellasaswell
manufacturing, fullasinstallation and start-
full installation and
up services.
start-up Ventilex
services. is capable
Imtech of capable
Ventilex is full process
of fullresponsibility – or we can
process responsibility – orprovide
we can just the
provide
equipment. The choice
just the equipment. Theischoice
alwaysis yours!
always yours!

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DEHUMIDIFICATION SYSTEMS

Imtech
Ventilex
Ventilex
Polykath
Polykath
Dehumidifier
Dehumidifier

The Polykath Dehumidifier – the “Standard System”


The Polykath dehumidification system was specially developed to serve the changing needs of
industrial, institutional, and commercial users. The conditioner and regenerator are built on one
sump and, together with the pumps, plate and frame heat exchangers and DrySol piping, built
frame with fixed
on one frame fixed dimensions.
dimensions. This means that a Polykath
Polykath system
system is easy
easy to
to install,
install,
integrate, and relocate. The Polykath unit is available in four standard sizes.
Air Volume Range: 2,750 CFM (4,650 m3/hr.) – 10,600 CFM (18,000 m3/hr.)
Moisture Removal: 125 PPH (57 kg/hr.) – 475 PPH (216 kg/hr.)
The Ventilex
Imtech Ventilex
Polykath
Polykath
Dehumidifier
Dehumidifier
offers many
offersoperational
many operational
benefits,
benefits,
including:
including:
 Cooling and heating occurs externally.
 Uses relatively inexpensive coolants, like well, river,
river, and
and cooling tower water.
 Corrosion proof – constructed primarily of polypropylene.
 Microbiological decontamination.
 Compact construction.
 Four standard sizes – fixed dimensions.
 Competitively priced.
 Simple to engineer – easy to integrate.
 Minimal maintenance.
 Easy to relocate.
 Dual purpose – dehumidifier or humidifier.
 Very long life span.
 Energy efficient - low operating costs. The Polykath Dehumidifier

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The DryPac Dehumidifier – the “Custom-Made System”
The DryPac dehumidification system is a custom-made solution designed for low energy
consumption. The DryPac system can handle very large volumes of air. The latest designs are
constructed of corrosion-proof material and have incorporated the latest advances in heat and
mass transfer technology.
technology. Its simplicity and choice of materials of construction make the DryPac
a reliable air dehumidifier with a long life span.
Air Volume: Up to 82,400 CFM (140,000 m3/hr.)
Moisture Removal: Up to 4,400 PPH (2,000 kg/hr.)
Imtech Ventilex
The Ventilex DryPacDryPac Dehumidifier
Dehumidifier offersoperational
offers many many operational benefits,
benefits, including:
including:
 Cooling and heating occurs externally.
 Uses relatively inexpensive coolants, like well, river,
river, and
and cooling tower water.
 Corrosion proof – constructed of industrial heavy duty plastic.
 Several conditioners can be used with one central regenerator.
 Good performance with a variety of airflow configurations:
 Vertical Flows (VPT)
 Counter-Current Flow (air-DrySol)
 Horizontal Flow (HPT)
 Microbiological decontamination.
 High efficiency.
 Custom-made system.
 Performance reliability.
 Dual purpose – dehumidifier or humidifier.
 Very long life span.
 Energy Efficient - low operating costs. The DryPac Dehumidifier

Ventilex have erection


Imtech Ventilex supervisors
have erection and commissioning
supervisors engineers
and commissioning availableavailable
engineers worldwide to provide
worldwide to
start-up assistance
provide start-up and operator
assistance training training
and operator for our customers.
for our customers.

The Ventilex Dehumidifier


Imtech Ventilex Advantage:
Dehumidifier Advantage:
Eliminates micro-organisms – An
Eliminates airborne micro-organisms A Ventilex system offers
Imtech Ventilex systemmore
offersthan justthan
more reliable
just
control of
reliable humidity.
control Up toUp
of humidity. 97% of allof airborne
to 97% bacteria,
all airborne viruses
bacteria, and
viruses andmolds
moldsare
are killed
killed and
removed as air is washed by the liquid desiccant solution. A unique benefit not available with
dry desiccant dehumidifiers.
energyand
Saves energy andinvestment
investment costs
costs overover
otherother dehumidifiers
dehumidifiers – Ventilex
– Imtech Ventilexsystems
systems are
designed to
specially designed to minimize
minimize energy
energy consumption
consumptionand andreduce
reduceupfront
upfrontinvestment
investmentcosts.
costs. An A
VentilexVentilex
Imtech system system
deliversdelivers
air at the precise
air at temperature
the precise and humidity
temperature and humidityregardless of airofinlet
regardless air
conditions.
inlet No deep
conditions. No deepcooling or after
cooling heating
or after is required
heating as with
is required air air
as with handling units
handling (AHU).
units (AHU). In
most
In mostcases
casescooling
coolingis isaccomplished
accomplishedbybyinexpensive
inexpensivemedia
mediasuch
suchas as cooling
cooling tower,
tower, river, or
even well water. Refrigeration equipment (chillers) can often be eliminated altogether.

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Comparison Example
Dehumidifying 14,700 CFM (25,000 m3/hr.) of air, 77ºF (25ºC) from 50% RH to 20% RH:
Conventional (AHU) Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex
Cooling Load 335 Kw 150 Kw
Cooling Medium Temperature 23ºF (-5ºC) 68ºF (20ºC)

Easy to Operate and Maintain:


Operating an
Operating Imtech Ventilex
a Ventilex system system
is lessis less complex.Maintenance
complex. Maintenance is isminimal.
minimal. Preventive
Preventive
maintenance schedules
schedules include
include sending
sendingaasolution
solutionsample
sampleto to
Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex to verify
to verify quality
quality and
and assure
assure maximum
maximum performance.
performance. TheThe ability
ability to monitor
to monitor andand adjust
adjust thethe desiccant
desiccant overover
thethe
lifelife
of
of the
the solution
solution is unique
is unique to to Imtechdehumidifiers.
Ventilex Ventilex dehumidifiers.

Imtech Ventilex
How the Ventilex Dehumidification
Dehumidification SystemSystem Operates:
Operates:
Salt is a hygroscopic substance, even dissolved in water it is able to absorb moisture from the
air. All
All the
the systems
systemsofofImtech Ventilex
Ventilex are based
are based on thisonprinciple.
this principle. The highly
The highly stable,
stable, non-toxic
non-toxic salt
salt solution
solution usedused is called
is called DrySol.
DrySol. TheThe amount
amount of ofmoisture
moisturethetheDrySol
DrySolremoves
removesfromfrom the
the air is
directly related
directly related to the concentration
concentration and temperature
temperature of the solution. Lowering
Lowering thethe solution
solution
temperature produces dryer air as does increasing the solution concentration.

WET AIR DRY AIR

Heat Heat
Exchanger Exchanger

Outside Outside or
Air Return air

Regenerator Conditioner

Heat exchanger

Working
Working
Principle
Principle
of Imtech
of Ventilex
Ventilex
Dehumidification
Dehumidification
System
System

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Conditioner
Conditioner(dehumidifier):
(dehumidifier):
The
Thehygroscopic
hygroscopicsalt
saltsolution
solution(DrySol)
(DrySol)isispumped
pumpedand andsprayed
sprayedinto
intothe
thedehumidifier
dehumidifier(A). (A). Humid
Humid
air
air(from
(fromoutside
outsideororrecycled
recycledair)air)passes
passesinto
intothe
thedehumidifier.
dehumidifier.This Thisairaircomes
comesinto
intoclose
closecontact
contact
with
withthethehygroscopic
hygroscopicDrySol
DrySolsolution
solutionspray,
spray,which
whichabsorbs
absorbsthe themoisture
moisturepresent
presentininthetheair.
air. Dry
Dry
air
airleaves
leavesthe
thetop
topofofthe
theunit.
unit. By
Bysubsequently
subsequentlycooling
coolingthe thesalt
saltsolution,
solution,the
theair
airisiscooled
cooledand and
dried
driedsimultaneously.
simultaneously.Drip
simultaneously. Dripcatchers
catchersatatthe
theair
airoutlet
outletofofthe
thedehumidifier
dehumidifierensure
ensurethat
thatthetheair
airstream
stream
does
doesnot notcontain
containany
anysalt
saltsolution
solutionparticles.
particles.

Regenerator:
Regenerator:
To
Toensure
ensureaastable
stableconcentration
concentrationofofsaltsaltininthe
thedehumidifier,
dehumidifier,thetheabsorbed
absorbedmoisture
moisturehashastotobe be
evaporated.
evaporated. Therefore,
Therefore,part
partofofthe
the(diluted)
(diluted)DrySol
DrySolsolution
solutionisispumped
pumpedtotothe the“regenerator”
“regenerator”(B).(B).
Here
Herethe
theDrySol
DrySolsolution
solutionisispumped
pumpedand andsprayed
sprayedagain.
again. AtAtthe
At theregeneration
the regenerationside,
regeneration side,water
wateris isis
evaporated
evaporatedby
evaporated by
byheating
heating
heatingthe
the
thesalt
saltsolution.
solution. AAminor
solution. minorsecondary
minor secondaryair
secondary airstream,
air stream,passing
stream, passingthrough
passing throughthe
through the
the
regenerator,
regenerator,absorbs
absorbsthis
thismoisture
moistureand andreleases
releasesititoutside.
outside. TheTheconcentrated
concentratedDrySol
DrySolsolution
DrySol solution
returns
returnstotothe
thedehumidifier.
dehumidifier. TheTheprocess
processflow flowdiagram
diagramshows
showsthat thatthe
the“cold”
“cold”(diluted)
(diluted)DrySol
DrySol
solution
solutionfrom
fromthethedehumidifier
dehumidifiermeets
meetsthethe“warm”
“warm”DrySol
DrySolsolution
solutionininthe theregenerator.
regenerator.
AAheat
heatexchanger
exchangerplaced
placedbetween
betweenthese
theseflows
flowswill
willpreheat
preheatthe
the“cold”
“cold”solution
solutionbefore
beforeititenters
entersthe
the
regenerator.
regenerator. The
The“warm”
“warm”solution
solutionwill
willrelease
releaseheat,
heat,and
andthus
thuscool
cooldown beforeititisisused
downbefore usedininthe
the
dehumidifier
dehumidifieragain.
again.

Operating
OperatingAdvantages
AdvantagesofofImtech
ImtechVentilex
Ventilex Ventilex
vs. Dry vs.
vs.Dry
DryDesiccant
DesiccantDesiccantDehumidification:
Dehumidification:
Dehumidification:
Since
Sincethe
theconditioner
conditionerandandregenerator
regeneratorunits unitsare
areseparate
separatefrom
fromone oneanother,
another,regeneration
regenerationcan canbebe
accomplished
accomplishedwithout
withoutmixing
mixingofofthetheair
airstreams.
streams. Moist
Moistairairfrom
fromthe
theregenerator
regeneratorcannot
cannotleak
leakinto
into
the
theconditioner
conditionerairairstream.
stream. TheTheonlyonlyconnections
connectionsbetween
betweenthe theconditioner
conditionerandandregenerator
regeneratorare are
small
smallpipes
pipesthat
thatcirculate
circulatethe theDrySol
DrySolsolution.
solution. Thus,
solution. Thus,these
thesetwo twocomponents
componentscan
components canbebelocated
located
located
separate
separatefrom
fromone
oneanother.
another. ThisThisprovides
providesdesign
designflexibility,
flexibility,contributes
contributestotospace
spacesavings,
savings,andand
lowers
lowersinstallation
installationcosts.
installation costs.InInfact,
fact,several
severalconditioners
conditionerscan
canbe beused
usedininconjunction
conjunctionwith
conjunction withone
onecentral
central
regenerator.
regenerator.

Performance
PerformanceBenefits
Benefitsofofan
aanImtech
ImtechVentilex
Ventilex VentilexDehumidification
Dehumidification
Dehumidification System: System:
System:
 Precise
Precisehumidity
humiditycontrol.
control.
 Simultaneous
Simultaneousair
aircooling
coolingand
anddrying.
drying.
drying.
Bacteriafree
 Bacteria freeair.
air.
Frostfree
 Frost freecooling.
cooling.
Stable,long-lasting
 Stable, long-lastingdesiccant.
desiccant.
Highefficiency.
 High efficiency.
Integrateswell
 Integrates wellwith
withcogeneration.
cogeneration.
Energysavings.
 Energy savings.
Improvesair
 Improves airsanitation.
sanitation.
Corrosion-proofconstruction.
 Corrosion-proof construction.
Lowmaintenance
 Low maintenance––long
longlife.
life.

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PROCESS CONTROLS
The Imtech
VentilexVentilex
processprocess
controlcontrol
systemsystem
is the is
result
the result
of years
of years
of development
of development
and and
refinement.
refinement.
Our
controls
Our controls
are are
recognized
recognized
by by
clients
clients
as as
thethefinest
finestinin our
our industry,
industry, ensuring predictable,
repeatable product quality.

Industry leading PLC’s run the dedicated operating software for our machines. We monitor the
product temperature as materials dry, as well as the exhaust gas temperature
temperature during the
process. Our proprietary algorithm allows us to “predict” the amount of energy needed to create
the perfect end result. Any change in the moisture level of the feed is seen immediately in the
exhaust air. This allows our machines to adjust much more rapidly to changes
changes in inlet
inlet conditions
conditions
than our competition, thereby conserving energy while still achieving the required product
discharge conditions.

The Imtech
VentilexVentilex
operating
operating
system system
and its and
proprietary
its proprietary
algorithms
algorithms
are integrated
are integrated
with our with
sensor
our
and PLC
sensor and technology,
PLC technology,
resulting
resulting
in thein the
mostmost
energy
energy efficient
efficientand
andcost
cost effective
effective drying
drying
solutions on the market today!

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MAJOR MARKETS
MAJOR MARKETS
MINERALS
MINERALS

To process most mineral


products
To process a most
strong,mineral
solid
mineral
installationais required.
products The
strong, solid
durable,
installation
installation corrosion resistant
is required. The
construction
durable, of theresistant
corrosion Imtech
Ventilex
construction
construction FluidofBed
of the System
the Imtech
Ventilex
makes
Ventilex it ideal
Fluid Bed
Fluid Bed System makes for theseit
System
applications.
makes
ideal for itthese
ideal for these
applications.
applications.

Imtech Ventilex Fluid Bed Dryer/Cooler for Kaolin


Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex Fluid BedBed
Fluid Dryer/Cooler
Dryer/Cooler for for
Kaolin
Kaolin
Specific Characteristics / Advantages
Specific
Specific Characteristics
Characteristics // AdvantagesAdvantages
For this industry it is important to be able to work at high temperatures. In the Imtech Ventilex
Fluid
For Bed
For this
this temperatures
industry
industry up to 1,112ºF
ititisisimportant
important totobe (600ºC)
beable
abletotoworkcan
workatbeathigh
achieved. Efficient consumption
hightemperatures.
temperatures. InInthetheImtech ofVentilex
Ventilexenergy
Fluid
is possible
Fluid Bed due to
temperatures heat recuperation/recovery
up to 1,112ºF (600ºC) from
can the
be flue/discharge
achieved.
Bed temperatures up to 1,112ºF (600ºC) can be achieved. Efficient consumption of energy is gases.
Efficient consumption of energy
is possible
possible duedueto toheat heat recuperation/recovery
recuperation/recovery fromfromthethe flue/discharge
flue/discharge gases.
gases.
In addition, the Fluid Bed can be divided into different compartments. In this way it is possible
to
In dry
In and cool
addition, the (evaporative)
Fluid Bed canwithin a single
be divided intoinstallation,
into which saves a In
different compartments.
different compartments. lot of space.
Inthis
this wayititisispossible
way possible
to
to dry
dry and
and cool
cool (evaporative)
(evaporative) within within aa single
single installation,
installation, which
which saves
saves aa lot
lot of
of space.
space.
Compared to a rotary dryer, the Fluid Bed system has a very short start-up and stopping time.
Compared
Other
Compared to aa rotary
advantages
to rotary dryer, the
are dryer, the Fluid
substantially Fluid
lowerBed
Bed system
energy
system has aa very
consumption,
has very short
short start-up
by drying andand
start-up and stopping
cooling time.
withintime.
stopping one
Other advantages
machine,
Other advantages
and a long areservice
are substantially
life of the
substantially lower
lower energy consumption,
installation.
energy consumption, by drying
The installation
by drying
functionsandfully
and cooling within one
one
automatically,
cooling within
machine,
even and
with and
machine, varyingaa long
longentryservice life of
humidity
service life of
and theproduct
the installation. The installation
feed rates.
installation. The installation functions
functions fully
fully automatically,
automatically,
even with
even with varying
varying entry entry humidity
humidity andand product
product feed feed rates.
rates.
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
 Aggregates TYPICAL
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
 Blast Furnace Slag  Calcium Carbonate

 Aggregates
Aggregates
Calumite 
 Blast
Blast Furnace
China Furnace
Clay Slag
Slag  Calcium
 Copper Carbonate
CalciumSlag
Carbonate

 Calumite
CalumiteMetals
Ferrous 
 China
China Clay
Gypsum Clay  Copper
 Iron SlagSlag
Copper Slag

 Ferrous
Ferrous Metals
Kaolin Metals 
 Gypsum
Gypsum
Limestone  Iron
 Iron Slag
Slag
Marble Sand

 Kaolin
Kaolin
Non-Ferrous Metals 
 Limestone
Limestone
Rock Salt  Marble
 Marble Sand
Sand Sand

 Non-Ferrous
Non-Ferrous Metals
Metals 
 Rock
Rock Salt
Salt  Sand
 Sand

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DAIRY AND
FOOD, DAIRY AND
NUTRACEUTICALS

There is isnot anotVentilex


a product
that is not being
manufactured utilized
by Imtech every
Ventilex
day throughout
that is not the worldutilized
being in the
Food, Dairy
worldwide and
every dayNutraceutical
in the Food,
markets.
Dairy and Nutraceutical markets.

Ventilex
Imtech Fluid
Ventilex BedBed
Fluid Dryer/Cooler for for
Dryer/Cooler Cereal
Cereal

Specific Characteristics/Advantages
Naturally, hygiene has
Naturally, hygiene has top-priority
top-priority in
in the
the food
food industry.
industry. The
TheImtech Ventilex
Ventilex sanitarysanitary
designdesign
(FDA/
(FDA/USDA-GMP) ensures that our installations meet the high requirements of this
USDA-GMP) ensures that our installations meet the high requirements of this industry. Ourindustry.
installations are are
Our installations completely made
completely madeof of
stainless steel
stainless and
steel andallallthe
the product
product contact
contact parts are
parts are
polished and welded. The quick-acting closures and the CIP (Clean-In-Place) system make the
installation easy to disassemble and to clean with minimal production interruptions. For
processes that
that contain
contain solvents
solvents or
oralcohols,
alcohols,Imtech
VentilexVentilex
offers offer a closed-loop
a closed-loop system.
system. InertInert
gas
gas blanketing along with solvent condensing and recovery can
blanketing along with solvent condensing and recovery can be provided as be provided as a complete
complete
system. Advanced oxygen analyzing is incorporated in our control system.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
 Beta Carotene  Bread Crumbs  Calcium Gluconate
 Cereal  Cheese  Cocoa Beans
 Coffee  Confections  Crumb
 Dextrose  GDL  Gelatin
 Grains  Herbs  KGA
 Lactitol, Sorbitol, Xylitol  Lactose  Licorice
 Lycopene  Meat  Nuts
 Potato Flakes  Powdered Milk  PUFA
 Rice  Salt  Sausage Farce (rusk)
 Seeds  Soya  Spices
 Sugar  Tea  Tobacco
 Tomato Pulp  Vitamin A  Vitamin C

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BIOMASS,
ANIMAL FEED, AND
INORGANIC WASTE

Today
Today more
more than
than ever,
ever, recycling
recycling
plays
plays an important role
an important role in
in the
the
sustainability
sustainability and preservation of
and preservation of
the
the precious
precious world
world in
in which
which wewe live.
live.
It
It is
is possible
possible by
by means
means of of Fluid
Fluid Bed
Bed
Processing
Processing to upgrade waste
to upgrade waste
products
products andand make
make them
them suitable
suitable
for re-use.
for re-use.

Ventilex
Imtech
Imtech Fluid
Ventilex
Ventilex BedBed
Fluid
Fluid Dryer
Bed for for
Dryer
Dryer Bioplastics
for Bioplastics
Bioplastics

Specific Characteristics/Advantages
Specific Characteristics/Advantages

The recycling
The recycling industry often has
industry often has to
to deal
deal with
with products
products where
where the
the particle
particle size
size varies
varies greatly
greatly and
and
the humidity
humidity isis high.
high. TheThe Ventilex
Imtech Fluid
Ventilex Bed
Fluid assures
Bed a
assures ahigh
highevaporation
evaporation rate
the humidity is high. The Imtech Ventilex Fluid Bed assures a high evaporation rate at low
rate at
at low
temperatures and
temperatures and with
with minimal
minimal energy
energy consumption.
consumption.

Our unique drive


Our unique drive allows
allows usus to
to design
design Fluid
Fluid Beds
Beds large
large enough
enough toto meet
meet the
the high
high capacity
capacity needs
needs
typical of this industry. By making use of product recirculation and mixing, we are
product recirculation and mixing, we are able
typical of this industry. By making use of product able to
to process
process
process
slurry-like products; and
slurry-like products;
products; andandof
of ofcourse,
course,
course, Ventilex
Imtech
Imtech Fluid
Ventilex
Ventilex Bed
Fluid
Fluid Bedinstallations
Bed installationsare
installations are resistant
are resistant
resistant to
to
corrosion. Another important requirement of
corrosion. Another important requirement of the Imtechthe Ventilex system
Imtech Ventilex is
Ventilex systemodor
system is suppression.
is odor This is
odor suppression.
suppression.
accomplished
This
This is by utilizing
is accomplished
accomplished by a closed-loop
by utilizing
utilizing a air air
a closed-loop
closed-loop recirculation
air system,
recirculation
recirculation system,bio-bed,
system, bio-bed,and/or
bio-bed, and/or
and/or thermal
thermal
exhaust gas combustion (thermal oxidation).
exhaust gas combustion (thermal oxidation).

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
APPLICATIONS

 Blood
Blood Meal
Meal 
 Bone
Bone Meal
Meal 
 Citrus
Citrus Peel
Peel

 Compost
Compost 
 Domestic
Domestic Waste
Waste 
 Fish Feed
Fish Feed

 Fish
Fish Meal
Meal 
 Manure
Manure 
 Paper
Paper Waste
Waste

 Potato
Potato Residue
Residue 
 Return
Return Brood
Brood 
 Slaughter
Slaughter Waste
Waste

 Sludge
Sludge 
 Vegetable
Vegetable Pulp
Pulp 
 Wood
Wood

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CHEMICALS
CHEMICALS

Processing chemicals, while


Processing
still protectingchemicals, while
the environment
still
can protecting
sometimesthe be environment
environment
challenging.
can sometimes be challenging.
Imtech Ventilex offer turnkey
Imtech
solutionsVentilex
Ventilex offer offer solutions
withturnkey turnkey
flue/discharge
solutions
with flue with
gas/discharge
gas configurations flue/discharge
gas
designed
gas configurations
configurations
with environmental designed
designed with
protection in
with
mind.environmental
environmental protection in
protection
mind.

Imtech Ventilex Fluid Bed Dryer/Cooler for Aramide


Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex Fluid
Fluid BedBed Dryer/Cooler
Dryer/Cooler for for Aramide
Aramide

Specific Characteristics/Advantages
Specific Characteristics/Advantages
Many industrial chemicals have extremely corrosive properties and can aggressively attack the
Many industrial
surfaces chemicals
of processing have extremely
equipment, corrosive
particularly whenproperties
operatingand can aggressively
at high temperatures. attack the
Imtech
surfaces ofofprocessing
Ventilex utilizesprocessing
materials equipment,
equipment, particularly
such asparticularly
stainless whenwhen
steel, duplexoperating
operating
& at highattemperatures.
highstainless
super-duplex temperatures.
Imtech
steel,
Ventilex utilizes materials such as stainless steel, duplex & super-duplex
titanium, and hastelloy; among others to assure long equipment service life in harsh stainless steel,
titanium,
titanium, and and
environments hastelloy;
extremeamong
hastelloy; among others
others
operating to assure long equipment service life in harsh
conditions. harsh
environments and extreme operating conditions.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
 Ammonium Sulphate  AramideAPPLICATIONS Butyl Rubber
TYPICAL
 Ammonium Sulphate
Calcium Chloride  Aramide
Carboxy Methyl Cellulose  Butyl Rubber
Chromic Acid
 Calcium
DetergentChloride
Powder  Carboxy
Fertilizer Methyl Cellulose  Chromic Acid
Flame Retardant
 Detergent
HerbicidesPowder  Fertilizer
Hexamine  Flame Retardant
Penta Eritritol
 Herbicides
Pesticides  Hexamine
Plastic Granulate  Penta Eritritol
Polymers
 Pesticides
Potassium Chloride  Plastic
PotassiumGranulate
Sulphate  Polymers
Rubber Pellets
 Potassium
Salts Chloride  Potassium
Silica Gel Sulphate  Rubber
Sodium Pellets
Sulphate
 Salts
Twaron (Kevlar) Pulp  Silica Gel Oxide
Vanadium  Sodium Sulphate
Zn Pb Granulate
 Twaron (Kevlar) Pulp 
 Vanadium Oxide
Vanadium Oxide ZnPb
 Zn PbGranulate
Granulate

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TESTING & PILOT
TESTING & PILOT SCALE
SCALE CAPABILITIES
CAPABILITIES
We have found that it is best to test a sample of most clients’ products to determine its
We have found that it is best to test a sample of most most clients’ products to determine its
characteristics and its drying curve. We offer our clients an initial feasibility testing service
characteristics and its drying curve. We offer our clients an initial feasibility testing service
FREE of CHARGE in our lab!
FREE of CHARGE in our lab!
We are able to simulate processes with varying parameters in our lab to determine the optimal
We are able to simulate processes with varying parameters in our lab to determine the optimal
specifications for product processing. We know that each product is different and we understand
specifications for
specifications for product
product processing.
processing. We know that each product is different and we understand
understand
that the size of a product, as well as changes in density during processing and drying, affect the
that the size of a product, as well as changes in density during processing and drying, affect the
optimization of the process.
optimization of the process.
Our lab testing “scales up” perfectly. The test is a precise model of the conditions experienced
Our lab testing “scales up” perfectly. The
The test
test is
is aa precise
precise model
model of
of the
the conditions
conditions experienced
experienced
by your product in a full size machine.
by your product in a full size machine.
To thoroughly evaluate your product prior to final equipment sizing and selection, we offer the
To thoroughly evaluate your product prior to final equipment sizing and selection, we offer the
following alternatives:
following alternatives:
Lab Testing at Imtech Ventilex USA Inc. (Middletown, Ohio)
Lab Testing
Lab Testing at Ventilex
at Imtech USA
Ventilex Inc.Inc.
USA (Middletown, Ohio)
(Middletown, Ohio)
Our testing lab in Middletown, Ohio has the
Our testing lab in Middletown, Ohio has the
equipment necessary to test most clients’
equipment necessary to test most clients’
sample products to determine their drying
sample products to determine their drying
characteristics. From this testing, our
characteristics. From this testing, our
application engineers can typically determine
application engineers can typically determine
the process parameters that are ideal for a
the process parameters that are ideal for a
particular product. After this testing, our
particular
particular product. After this testing, our
engineers can determine if fluid bed processing
engineers can determine if fluid bed processing
is feasible and provide our clients with a
is feasible and provide our clients with a
quotation for the appropriate production scale
quotation
quotation for the appropriate production scale
equipment.
equipment.
Imtech Ventilex USA, Inc. Test Facility
Imtech
Ventilex
Ventilex
USA,
USA,
Inc.Inc.
TestTest
Facility
Facility
Lab Testing at Imtech Ventilex BV (Heerde, Netherlands)
Lab Testing
Lab Testing
at Imtech
at Ventilex
Ventilex
BVBV
(Heerde,
(Heerde,
Netherlands)
Netherlands)
Sometimes, more extensive testing is required
Sometimes, more extensive testing is required
Sometimes, required
at pre-production volumes to refine the client’s
at pre-production
pre-production volumes
volumes to refine the client’s
client’s
process. In these cases, it is possible to conduct
process. In these cases, it is possible to conduct
pre-production process development and
pre-production
pre-production process development and
refinement at the Imtech Ventilex Pilot Plant in
refinement atat the
theImtech
Ventilex
Ventilex
Pilot Pilot
Plant Plant
in Thein
The Netherlands. In this case, we can process
Netherlands.
The Netherlands. In this
In this
case,
case,we
wecan
can process
pre-production volumes, typically up to one ton
pre-production volumes, typically up to one ton
per hour. After processing, this material may be
per hour. After processing, this material may be
returned to the client for use in subsequent
returned to the client for use in subsequent
process development steps.
process development steps.

Imtech Ventilex BV Test Facility


Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex BV BV Test
Test Facility
Facility

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Lab System Rental for In-House Testing
Lab System Rental for In-House Testing
Lab System Rental for In-House Testing

In some cases, the drying process is a


In some
step cases,
within currenttheplant
drying process is
operations a
In some cases, the drying process and
is a
step within current
the conditions plant
of theplant operations
product and
can onlyandbe
step within current operations
the conditions
duplicated of the the
within product can only
current be
plant
the conditions of the product can only be
duplicated within
operation. Inwithin the
these cases, current plant
we can come
duplicated the current plant
operation.
to you. We Incan
these cases,
provide a we can
rental come
lab unit
operation. In these cases, we can come
to
foryou. We can
process provide a rental
development on a lab unit
weekly
to
foryou. We can
process provide a rental
development on a lab unit
weekly
basis. We can also supply
for process development on a weeklya qualified
basis. We canonalso
test engineer supply
a fixed a qualified
daily cost to
basis. We canonalso
test engineer supply
a fixed a qualified
daily cost to
oversee
test the process.
engineer on a fixed daily cost to
oversee the process.
oversee the process.

Pilot Plant Pre-Production Volumes at Your Facility


Pilot Plant Pre-Production Volumes at Your Facility
Pilot Plant Pre-Production Volumes at Your Facility
In some case, clients need to be able to produce pre-production volumes at their plant location
In
forsome case,
startups clients
or in need towith
conjunction be perfection
able to produce
of upstream pre-production volumes atprocesses.
and/or downstream their plant location
In these
In
forsome case,
startups clients
or in need towith
conjunction be perfection
able to produce
of upstream pre-production
and/or volumes atprocesses.
downstream their plant location
processes. In these
cases,
for Imtech
startups or Ventilex
in USA with
conjunction can supply a 10.8
perfection of ft2 (1.02mand/or
2
upstream
2) rental dryer plus associated
downstream processes.
processes. technical
In these
cases, Imtech
Ventilex Ventilex USAsupply
can supply
USAapplication/process
can a 10.8a 10.8 ft2 (1.0
ft2 (1.0
2 m
mThis 2) rentaldryer
) 2rental dryerplus
plus associated
associated technical
assistance
cases, from
Imtech
Ventilex our
Ventilex
USA USA
can can
supply supply
a aengineers.
10.810.8
ft ft
(1.0 (1.0
m 2m
) )provides
rental
rental a cost
dryer
dryer effective
plus
plus alternative
associated
associated to
technical
assistance from
reduce risk from
beforeour application/process
production engineers.
scale equipment This
is specified provides a cost
and ordered. effective alternative to
assistance
reduce risk before ourproduction
application/process engineers.
scale equipment This provides
is specified a cost effective alternative to
and ordered.
reduce risk before production scale equipment is specified and ordered.
Our equipment can be powered by steam, natural gas, or propane. We provide fans and duct
Our
work,equipment
as well ascan thebe powered
controls. Allby
yousteam,
neednatural gas, or
is electrical propane.
power We provide
with steam or gas.fans and duct
Throughput
Our
work,equipment
as well ascan
the be powered
controls. by
All yousteam,
need natural
is
is gas, power
electrical
electrical or propane.
with We provide
steam or gas.fans and duct
Throughput
rates
work, are
as based
well as on
the product type,
controls. All but nominal
you need is throughput
electrical
is electrical typically
power with ranges
steam from
or 550
gas. PPH (250
Throughput
rates
kg/hr.)are
to basedPPH
1,100 on product
(500 type, but
kg/hr.). If nominal
you would throughput
like to learn typically
more ranges
about from or
testing 550 PPH
pilot (250
options,
rates
kg/hr.)are 1,100
basedPPH on product type, but nominal throughput
like to learntypically ranges fromor550 PPH (250
contactto
kg/hr.) tous1,100
to discuss
PPH
(500
(500
kg/hr.).
availability
kg/hr.).andIf you
If cost.would
you would like to learn
more about
more about
testing
testing or
pilot
pilot
options,
options,
contact us to discuss availability and cost.
contact us to discuss availability and cost.

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SPARE PARTS
Ventilex, we never
Imtech Ventilex,
At Ventilex, we neverwe never aobsolete
obsolete
obsolete part! We acan
Wecan part! Weparts
furnish
furnish canfor
furnish
for any parts for
anymachine
machine any
––no
no
machine
matter – noitmatter
when was when it was
was purchased.
purchased. Topurchased.
To order spareTo
order orderplease
parts, spare contact:
parts, please contact:
contact:

SERVICE
At Ventilex,
At Imtech Ventilex, we understand
we understand the importance
the importance of uptime.
of uptime. We will We willevery
make makeeffort
every
effort
to to respond
respond toservice
to your your service
needsneeds as quickly
as quickly as possible.
as possible.

One way
One way wewe minimize
minimize our
our maintenance
maintenance response
response time
time is via Remote
is via Remote Diagnostics.
Diagnostics.
The
The Ventilex control system is the heart of the equipment. A vastvast
Imtech Ventilex control system is the heart of the equipment. A majority
majority of
of service related issues can be resolved via the controls. Remote
service related issues can be resolved via the controls. Remote Diagnostics Diagnostics
allow
allow us to evaluate,
us to evaluate, monitor,
monitor, and
and control your machine
control your machine remotely
remotely via
via the
the internet.
internet.
Please note: The dedicated modem remains disconnected at
Please note: The dedicated modem remains disconnected at all times until all times until
required
required for
for maintenance.
maintenance.

Preventive
Preventive maintenance
maintenanceisisessential to assure
essential to assurelong long
equipment life. Imtech
equipment life. Ventilex
Ventilex
offer Service Contracts to help keep your machine in tip-top operating
offer Service Contracts to help keep your machine in tip-top operating equipment. equipment.
A
A service
service engineer
engineer will
will come
come toto your
your facility
facility at
at some
some regular
regular interval
interval –– generally
generally
annually – to inspect and make maintenance and operational recommendations.
annually – to inspect and make maintenance and operational recommendations.

To obtain parts,
To obtain parts, schedule
schedule service,
service, or
or to
to inquire
inquire about
about aa service
service contract,
contract, please
please
contact:
contact:

USA:
USA: Imtech Ventilex
Ventilex USA, Inc.
USA, Inc.
4640
4640 Emerald
Emerald Way
Way
Middletown, OH 45044
Phone: +001 513 217 5830
Fax: +001 513 217 5831
Service.Ventilex@Ventilex.net

Netherlands: Imtech Ventilex


Ventilex BV BV
P. O. Box 158
NL-8180 AD Heerde
Phone: +33
+31 88 988 1500
Fax: +33
+31 578 698 282
Service.Ventilex@Imtech.com

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PRODUCT LIST
PRODUCT LIST
Aggregates PRODUCT LIST
Chocolate Granules Gelatin
Aggregates Chocolate Granules Gelatin
Aggregates
Almonds Chocolate
ChromicGranules
Acid Gelatin
Gelatin Capsules (Hard and Soft)
Almonds Chromic Acid Gelatin Capsules (Hard and Soft)
Almonds
Aluminium Oxide Chromic
Chromite Acid Gelatin Capsules (Hard and Soft)
Glass Fiber
Aluminium Oxide Chromite Glass Fiber
AluminiumChloride
Ammonium Oxide Chromite
Citric Acid Glass
Glass Fiber
Meal
Ammonium Chloride Citric Acid Glass Meal
Chloride
Ammonium Sulphate CitricPellets
Clay Acid Glass Meal
Grains
Ammonium Sulphate Clay Pellets Grains
Ammonium Sulphate
Anhydrous Caffeine Clay Pellets
Cocoa Beans Grains
Granite
Anhydrous Caffeine Cocoa Beans Granite
Anhydrous
Animal Caffeine
Feed (granular) Cocoa Beans
Coconut Granite
Granular Glaze
Animal Feed (granular) Coconut Granular Glaze
Animal
AnimalFeed
Feed(granular)
(pellets) Coconut
Coffee Granular
Gypsum Glaze
Animal Feed (pellets) Coffee Gypsum
Animal Feed (pellets)
API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) Coffee
Colored Sand Gypsum
Haisol (NPK)
API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) Colored Sand Haisol (NPK)
API (Active Aramid
Pharmaceutical
Polymer Ingredient) Colored
Compacted Beef Sand Plasma Haisol
Herbal(NPK)
Mix
Aramid Polymer Compacted Beef Plasma Herbal Mix
Aramid
Aramid Polymer
Pulp Compacted Beef Plasma
Compost Herbal Mix
Herbicide
Aramid Pulp Compost Herbicide
Aramid
AramidePulp Compost
Copper Powder Herbicide
Herbs
Aramide Copper Powder Herbs
Aramide
Asphalt Copper
CopperPowder
Sulfate Herbs
Hexamine
Asphalt Copper Sulfate Hexamine
Barium Asphalt
Titanyl Oxylate Copper
Corn Sulfate
Grit Hexamine
Hydrohalite
Barium Titanyl Oxylate Corn Grit Hydrohalite
Barium Titanyl
Beer Oxylate Corn Grit
Croutons Hydrohalite
Hydroquinone
Beer Croutons Hydroquinone
Beer
Berry Waste Croutons
Chalk (crushed) HydroxylHydroquinone
Ammonium Sulphate
Berry Waste Chalk (crushed) Hydroxyl Ammonium Sulphate
Berry
Beta Waste
Carotene Chalk
DDGS (Distillers (crushed)
Dried Grains w/ Solubles) Hydroxyl Ammonium
Ion Exchange Sulphate
Resin
Beta Carotene DDGS (Distillers Dried Grains w/ Solubles) Ion Exchange Resin
Beta Carotene
Bioplastics DDGS (Distillers
Detergent Grains
Dried Powderw/ Solubles) Ion Exchange Resin
Iron Oxide Pigments
Bioplastics Detergent Powder Iron Oxide Pigments
Bioplastics
Black Pepper Detergent
DextrosePowder IronIron
Oxide Pigments
Sulphate
Black Pepper Dextrose Iron Sulphate
Black Pepper
Blast Furnace Lime Dextrose
Digestate Iron Sulphate
Iron Sulphate Heptahydrate
Blast Furnace Lime Digestate Iron Sulphate Heptahydrate
BlastBlood
Furnace
MealLime Digestate
Dolomite Iron Sulphate Heptahydrate
Kalium Sulphate
Blood Meal Dolomite Kalium Sulphate
BloodCrumb
Bread Meal Dolomite
Domestic Waste Kalium
KaolinSulphate
Clay
Bread Crumb Domestic Waste Kaolin Clay
Bread Crumb
Bromine DSMADomestic
DihydrateWaste
(herbicide) Kaolin Clay
Kevlar
Bromine DSMA Dihydrate (herbicide) Kevlar
Bromine
Butyl Rubber DSMA Dihydrate Tablets
Effervescent (herbicide) Kevlar
KGA
Butyl Rubber Effervescent Tablets KGA
Butyl
CakeRubber
Mix Effervescent
Egg Shells Tablets KGA
Lactitol
Cake Mix Egg Shells Lactitol
Cake
Calcium Mix
Carbonate Egg Shells
EPS Beads Lactitol
Lactose
Calcium Carbonate EPS Beads Lactose
Calcium Carbonate
Gluconate EPS Beads
Feldspar Lactose
LAS
Calcium Gluconate Feldspar LAS
Calcium Gluconate
Calcium Hypophosphate Feldspar
Fertilizer (encapsulated) LAS
Lemon Zest
Calcium Hypophosphate Fertilizer (encapsulated) Lemon Zest
CalciumCalumite
Hypophosphate Fertilizer (encapsulated)
Fertilizer (NPK) LexanLemon Zest
(Polycarbonate)
Calumite Fertilizer (NPK) Lexan (Polycarbonate)
CandiesCalumite
and Confections Fertilizer Pellets
Fiberglas (NPK) Lexan (Polycarbonate)
Licorice (extruded)
Candies and Confections Fiberglas Pellets Licorice (extruded)
Candies and Confections
Caraway seed Fiberglas Pellets
Fish Feed Licorice (extruded)
Lime (granulated)
Caraway seed Fish Feed Lime (granulated)
Caraway
Carboxyl Methylseed
Cellulose Fish Feed
Meal Lime (granulated)
Limestone
Carboxyl Methyl Cellulose Fish Meal Limestone
Carboxyl Methyl
Casings Cellulose
Collagen Fish
Flame Meal
Retardent Limestone
Lithium Chloride
Casings Collagen Flame Retardent Lithium Chloride
Casings Collagen
Catalyst Flame
Flue Retardent
Gasses Lithium Chloride
Lycopene Beads
Catalyst Flue Gasses Lycopene Beads
Catalyst
Ceramic Granules Flue Gasses
Formaldehyde (solid) Lycopene Beads
Macadamia Kernel
Ceramic Granules Formaldehyde (solid) Macadamia Kernel
Ceramic Granules
Cereal Formaldehyde
Formic Acid (solid) MacadamiaSulphate
Magnesium Kernel
Cereal Formic Acid Magnesium Sulphate
Cereal
Charcoal Formic Acid
Fruits Magnesium Sulphate
Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate
Charcoal Fruits Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate
Charcoal
Cheese Fungicides Fruits
(granulated) MagnesiumMaltodextrin
Sulphate Heptahydrate
Cheese Fungicides (granulated) Maltodextrin
Cheese
Chicken Manure Fungicides (granulated)
Garlic Maltodextrin
Manure
Chicken Manure Garlic Manure
Chicken
China Manure
Clay GDL (Glucone Garlic
Delta Lactone) Manure
Marble Sand
China Clay GDL (Glucone Delta Lactone) Marble Sand
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PRODUCT LIST (cont.)
Meat PRODUCT LIST
Propylene (fiber) (cont.) Sodium Carbonate
Meat Propylene (fiber) Sodium Carbonate
Meat
Medicine Propylene
Pumice (fiber) Sodium
SodiumCarbonate
Chloride
Medicine Pumice Sodium Chloride
Medicine
Metal Salts Pumice
PVC SodiumGluconate
Sodium Chloride
Metal Salts PVC Sodium Gluconate
Metal
Milk Salts
(powdered) PVC
PVDC Sodium
Sodium Gluconate
Lauryl Sulphate
Milk (powdered) PVDC Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
Milk
Milk(powdered)
substitute PVDC
Quartz Sand Sodium
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
Pyrosulfite
Milk substitute Quartz Sand Sodium Pyrosulfite
MonoMilk substitute
Sodium Glutamate Quartz
Rape SeedSand Sodium
SodiumPyrosulfite
sulphate
Mono Sodium Glutamate Rape Seed Sodium sulphate
Mono Sodium
Mushrooms Glutamate Rape Seed
Recycled Plastics Sodium sulphate
Sorbitol
Mushrooms Recycled Plastics Sorbitol
Mushrooms
Nuts Recycled
Resin CoatedPlastics
Sand Sorbitol
Soy Nuts
Nuts Resin Coated Sand Soy Nuts
Nuts
Onions Resin Coated
Return Brood Sand Soy Splits
Soy Nuts
Onions Return Brood Soy Splits
Onions
Orange Zest Return
RiceBrood Soy Splits
Soybeans
Orange Zest Rice Soybeans
Organic Orange
Fungicide Zest(granular) Rice pellets)
Rice (un-puffed Soybeans
Spices
Organic Fungicide (granular) Rice (un-puffed pellets) Spices
Organic Fungicide
Organic Fungicide (pelletized)
(granular) Rice
Rice(un-puffed pellets)
Seed Treatment StarchSpices
(granulated)
Organic Fungicide (pelletized) Rice Seed Treatment Starch (granulated)
Organic
PanningFungicide (pelletized)
(M&M chocolate) Rice Seed Treatment
Roots Starch (granulated)
Steel Coil Cooling
Panning (M&M chocolate) Roots Steel Coil Cooling
Panning (M&M
Paper chocolate)
Sludge Roots
Rubber SteelSteel
Coil Grit
Cooling
Paper Sludge Rubber Steel Grit
Paper
Paper Sludge
Waste RubberRubber
(pelletized) Steel
Stone Grit
Powder
Paper Waste Rubber (pelletized) Stone Powder
Paper Waste
Parboiled Rice Rubber (pelletized)
(synthetic) Stone Powder
Straw
Parboiled Rice Rubber (synthetic) Straw
Parboiled
Peanuts Rice RubberRusk(synthetic) Straw
Sugar
Peanuts Rusk Sugar
Peanuts
Pentaerythritol Rusk
Salt Sugar
Sugar (granular flavoured)
Pentaerythritol Salt Sugar (granular flavoured)
Pentaerythritol
Pepper (ground) Salt
Salt (mineral) Sugar (granular
Sugar flavoured)
(powdered)
Pepper (ground) Salt (mineral) Sugar (powdered)
Pepper
Pepper(ground)
(whole) Salt Sand
(mineral) Sugar (powdered)
Sulfanilic Acid
Pepper (whole) Sand Sulfanilic Acid
Pepper (whole)
Perlite SandSand
(chromite) Sulfanilic
Super Acid
Absorbant
Perlite Sand (chromite) Super Absorbant
Perlite
Pesticides Sand
Sand(chromite)
(coated) Super Absorbant
Synthetic Fiber
Pesticides Sand (coated) Synthetic Fiber
Pesticides
Pet Food Sand (colored)
Sand (coated) Synthetic
Tagatose Fiber
Pet Food Sand (colored) Tagatose
Pet Food
Pharmaceuticals Sand Sand (colored)
and gravel (mixture) Tagatose
Talc
Pharmaceuticals Sand and gravel (mixture) Talc
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals (room conditioning) Sand and gravel
Sand Slag (mixture) Talc
Talc (granular)
Pharmaceuticals (room conditioning) Sand Slag Talc (granular)
Pharmaceuticals
Photo(roomPaperconditioning) Sand Slag
Sausage Drying Talc(pelletized)
Talc (granular)
Photo Paper Sausage Drying Talc (pelletized)
Photo (organic)
Pigment Paper Sausage Drying
Sea Salt Talc TBBA
(pelletized)
Pigment (organic) Sea Salt TBBA
Pigment PMMA (organic) Sea Salt
Sea Weed Extract TBBA
Tea
PMMA Sea Weed Extract Tea
PMMA Fatty Acids
Poly Unsaturated Sea Weed Extract
Seed Treatment Tea
Tobacco
Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids Seed Treatment Tobacco
PolyPolyester
Unsaturated Fatty Acids
(granules) SeedSeeds
Treatment Tobacco
Tomato Pulp
Polyester (granules) Seeds Tomato Pulp
Polyester
Polymer(granules)
Beads Seeds
Sewer Cleansing Silt TomatoUreaPulp
Polymer Beads Sewer Cleansing Silt Urea
Polymer
Poppy Seed Beads SewerSilica
Cleansing
Gel Silt VanadiumUreaOxide
Poppy Seed Silica Gel Vanadium Oxide
Poppy
Potash Seed SilicaSand
Silica Gel Vanadium
VegetablesOxide
Potash Silica Sand Vegetables
Potash
Potassium Chloride SlagSilica
(blastSand
furnace) Vegetables
Vitamin A
Potassium Chloride Slag (blast furnace) Vitamin A
Potassium
PotassiumChloride
Nitrate Slag (blast
Slag furnace)
(copper) Vitamin A C
Potassium Nitrate Slag (copper) Vitamin C
Potassium Nitrate
Potassium Sulphate Slag (copper)
Slag (iron) Vitamin
Wheat C
Potassium Sulphate Slag (iron) Wheat
Potassium Sulphate
Potato (fiber) Slag(steel)
Slag (iron) Wheat
Wheat (germ)
Potato (fiber) Slag (steel) Wheat (germ)
Potato(flakes)
Potato (fiber) Slag (steel)
Slate Stone WheatWood(germ)
Potato (flakes) Slate Stone Wood
Potato(residue)
Potato (flakes) Slate
Slaughter Stone
Waste Wood
Xylitol
Potato (residue) Slaughter Waste Xylitol
Potato
Process (residue)
Gas Slaughter
Sodium Waste
Bromide Zinc/LeadXylitol
Concentrate
Process Gas Sodium Bromide Zinc/Lead Concentrate
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APPLICATIONS
Following are some of the processes in which Ventilex equipment has been
utilized:

 Agglomerating
 Baking
 Blanching
 Calcination
 Coating
 Conditioning
 Cooking
 Cooling (Evaporative)
 Deactivating Enzymes
 De-dusting
 Drying with Inert Gas
 Fermenting
 Pasteurizing
 Reacting
 Roasting
 Steam Stripping
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Ventilex Head office
europaweg 8
nl-8181 Bh heerde
The netherlands
T: +31 (0)85 303 21 00
F: +31 (0)85 303 15 92
E: info@ventilex.com
www.ventilex.com

Ventilex
oude middenweg 19
nl-2491 Ac den haag
The netherlands
T: +31 (0)85 303 21 00
F: +31 (0)85 303 15 92
E: info@ventilex.com
www.ventilex.com

Ventilex
4640 emerald way
middletown, ohio 45044
USA
T: +1 (513) 217 58 30
Drying and Thermal Treatment Solutions
F: +1 (513) 217 58 31
E: info@ventilex.com
www.ventilex.com

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