The pCPC is a tailor-made system by RotaChrom. It is a combination of the iCPC and a solvent preparation, recovery and regeneration system. It also delivers a proprietary automated biphasic solvent system preparation platform, providing a continuous feed to our iCPC instrument.pCPC encompasses a fully integrated production platform where complete solvent handling is provided beside the iCPC’s purification solutions. The system is controlled by PLC, and can be operated in a hazardous environment in compliance with existing regulatory requirements.
The scaled-up and extended system provides a versatile solution. The integrated solvent regeneration platform significantly reduces the cost of operation. Thanks to RotaChrom’s customer support and prediction tools, the operational cost, process flow and layout can be tailored to customer needs before installation.
While other chromatography designs are capable of higher resolution output, they rapidly incur costs. Furthermore, the high-end machines required for other methods are extremely sensitive to breaking and have limited solvent availability.
The strength of CPC technology lies in its robustness when compared to other methods. With a durable and reliable design, it can power through the pressure barriers that restrict other methods from industrial-scale purification.
Instead of relying on one method versus another, CPC can easily fit into the procedures of other methods. As an analogy, traditional methods can be thought of as a knife, while CPC is an axe. Although the knife is more effective when making a precise cut, in some applications — chopping wood to make furniture, for example — the axe would be a more effective tool. However, after cleaving the large volume of wood, the finer blade is better suited to carving the details.
Similarly, CPC effectively prepares samples upstream before traditional chromatography methods finish the job, reducing costs and time since you don’t have to rely solely on high-cost, slow chromatography to purify bulk samples from beginning to end. Our CPC platforms save cost, simplify product development and increase throughput with robust chromatography.
CPC technology can be used in a wide range of chemical productions as most involve some kind of purification or separation steps. And while it requires more steps to develop effective methods than other techniques, the benefits are worthwhile as CPC outperforms other methods in terms of efficiency and flexibility. This level of freedom allows you to adjust your solvents precisely to achieve a highly efficient and selective output.