Separation Techniques Limited

For all your molecular level purification needs

Chemicals & Petrochemicals


Examples of Ion Exchange Applications in these industries include:

  • Conversion of phenols from one form to another (Fixed bed catalysis)
  • Phenol recovery and its concentration
  • Herbicide recovery
  • Insecticide recovery
  • Pesticide recovery

The key factor governing an effective process is good distribution of the process fluids through the resin beds in the columns. Separation Techniques have particular expertise in this area, and have designed distributor systems for many applications.

We use our experience and a range of unique design tools to optimise column hydraulics, in order to design highly efficient plant with effective regeneration and low wastage.

Separation Techniques personnel have designed plants for many applications using ion exchange and adsorption technology in chemical and petrochemical processes, ranging from the treatment of environmentally hazardous waste to the recovery of valuable substances from effluent streams.

We have considerable experience of working with process engineers and contractors to study and implement new or modified processes.

This includes meeting with the laboratory personnel responsible for the development of a process, undertaking any hydraulic tests necessary in our own laboratory, on-site pilot studies, production of necessary hardware and assisting with the commissioning of new plant.


Separation Techniques Limited, Mill Race, Compton Abdale, Cheltenham, Glos., GL54 4DR, United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (1242) 890 178; Fax: +44 (1242) 890 179