Glycerine Water Treatment & Evaporation

Glycerine is a ubiquitous substance that is widely found in nature and has a broad range of uses ranging from Cosmetics to Food Products.  CCI has long experience in the Oils & Fats and Oleo-Chemical industry sectors which has long been associated with the production of Glycerol as a by-product.  Plants executed by CCI produce Glycerol by the following means – the Transesterification of Methyl Esters, from Fats Splitting and by Saponification which is used to produce soap.  

The Glycerine / Sweet Water purification and evaporation is based on a patented design from Lurgi AG and allows for maximum recovery and pre-treatment before evaporation to produce Crude Glycerine.  The pre-treated sweet water is concentrated in Triple Effect or Quadruple Effect Evaporation systems under vacuum.  The use of multiple effects reduces the requirement of steam.


Plant Capacity Range
Glycerine Water Treatment >50 TPD
Glycerine Water Evaporation >50 TPD
Glycerine Distillation >5 TPD
Glycerine Bleaching >5 TPD
Utility Consumption per ton of Distillate
  a b c d
Sodium Hydroxide (kgs) 3-4 2-3 - -
Activated Carbon - - - 1-3
Hydrochloric Acid (35%) 3-4 - - -
Steam (4-13 barg) 600 800 2100 -
Cooling Water (20°C, m3) - 90 -130 5
Electrical Energy (kWh) 15 12 30 8
Output Product Data
Refined Glycerine 99.8%