Energy Efficient Freeze Drying Enhances Pharmaceutical ProductionLaboratory Network, August 15, 2013
SP Scientific has produced a new technical brief that summarises the energy saving features available on its Hull range of production freeze drying systems.
Out of the many steps required to produce pharmaceuticals products, freeze drying is perhaps the most energy intensive of the various production processes. Most of the energy consumed by a freeze dryer goes into the refrigeration system which must initially freeze the product and heat transfer shelves, and then condense water vapour that sublimates and desorbs out of the product during primary and secondary drying respectively.
For the last 20 years – Hull production freeze dryers have been at the forefront of pioneering ever more efficient use of the energy required to drive the lyophilisation process. This new technical brief details these energy saving technical innovations and explains how they translate into energy / cost savings in pharmaceutical production.