Principle of operation
The reaction is a fundamental operation of the chemical industry, making it possible to produce, from simple molecules (reagents), more and more complex compounds intended for a growing number of industries (chemistry, pharmacy, etc.). The presence of a distillation column makes it possible to evaporate a solvent in the same reactor, to separate the products of the reaction when the desired degree of conversion is reached or to eliminate one of the products of the reaction (case of reversible reactions for move the thermodynamic equilibrium). At the end of the handling the products of the reaction are recovered after cooling. The juice reagent supply system makes it possible to convert the plant for a continuous distillation, by supplying the reactor which has become a boiler in product to be continuously distilled. The reactor also makes it possible to make "batch" crystallizations, and to see the nucleation and growth phase of the crystals.