Pilot short path distiller

Generate scalable data and results during the pilot tests with short path distillation, distill or dry of small product quantities with as little as 30 kg of crude material.

Modular short path distillation units that will enable a later scale up to industrial systems

With short path distillation, a substantial decrease of boiling temperature is obtained by reducing the operating pressure. The VTA Pilot short path distillers are set up as modules and used to separate small product quantities that will enable a later scale up to industrial systems. The evaporator has an achievable operating pressure down to 0.001mbar. It can process a material with a maximum viscosity of 15,000 mPas (cP) at operating temperature.

The VTA Pilot short path distillers are suitable for generating scalable data for industrial systems, producing certain sample quantities and optimization of existing process like concentration, fractionation, distillation, purification and drying.


  • Can be operated at pressure range of 0.001 mbar to 1,000 mbar
  • Can handle highly viscous material with max. viscosity of 15,000 mPas (cP)
  • Products with high boiling points at 0.001 mbar can be evaporated

VTA (http://www.vta-process.de/) produces thin film and short path distillation plants at laboratory, pilot and industrial scale as well as the components of these plants