LAB Reactor ELA 5

Portable Process Development Unit for Gas-Liquid Reactions

ELA 5 is an easily transportable process development unit for gas-liquid reactions, which comprises a reactor unit operable in an EX-proof area and a support unit with a process thermostat. It can be rented for trials at the EKATO laboratories or at your own facilities. EKATO’s specialists can facilitate the design and planning of your process development trials for data analysis and scale-up to plant scale.

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EKATO ELA 5 Laboratory Reactor How to: EKATO Product Instructions: Easy set-up and installation

Batch or semi-batch, single or multiphase, across a wide range of gas-liquid processes:

  • Hydrogenation
  • Carboxylation
  • Oxidation
  • Ethoxylation
  • Propoxylation

Customized agitation systems for:

  • Minimize mixing times
  • Maximize mass transfer
  • Efficient solids suspension
  • Effective heat transfer
  • Working volume 3 litres
  • Gas feed up to 1.6 m³/h
  • Temperatures: 25 to 250°C
  • Pressure: 0 to 81 bar (abs)
  • Viscosity: low viscous fluids
  • Reactor unit operable in EX-proof area
  • Variety of different impeller systems such as the EKATO Combined Gassing System (EKATO PHASEJET and EKATO GASJET)
  • Adaptable baffle configuration and removable inner cooling coil

Support from EKATO specialists:

  • Start-up of the unit on site
  • Assistance for operation
  • Scale-up expertise
  • Process guarantees
  • Gas feed rate
  • Temperatures (vessel and jacket)
  • Pressure
  • Impeller rotation speed


The following material is available for download.