14-Feb-22 In industrial processing, scale matters.
Torftech have worked at every scale, with the largest members of the TORBED fleet being 6m in diameter and visible on Google Earth. Although our clients are often focussed on scaling up their processes, it can also be challenging to scale down. We have used the recent advances in additive manufacturing to rapidly prototype designs and have developed a micro-TORBED processor (50mm diameter) fabricated in resin using 3D printing at the University of Newcastle (UoN).
At UoN, The micro-TORBED processor is being utilised for sorbent screening in various applications with a particular focus on carbon capture and storage. This system has been used for both academic and commercial studies.
Similar techniques have been used to create larger blade rings in material suitable for higher temperatures and there is great potential to showcase the benefits of the TORBED technology empirically as we look to novel manufacturing methods to advance industry.