Emulsion stability & solvent extraction equipment design in the pharmaceutiii

Grant number: LP0347302


The project aims at developing reliable prediction of large scale performance of liquid extraction columns. This will be done through a study of the columns in operation at GlaxoSmithKline's operation at Port Fairy alkaloids plant. In addition a detailed study of the influence of impurities on the coalescence rate of liquid dispersions will be undertaken as this is an important rate limiting step in column performance. The benefit to GlaxoSmithKline will be a more efficient and optimised plant. The benefit to Australian processing industries is a reliable method of relating small scale trials to full size column performance which is a significent problem in the minerals industry at present.