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Sulzer Ltd. is a Swiss industrial engineering and manufacturing firm, founded by Salomon Sulzer-Bernet in 1775 and established as Sulzer Brothers Ltd. in 1834 in Winterthur, Switzerland. Today it is a publicly traded company with international subsidiaries. The company's shares are listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.Sulzer Brothers helped develop shuttleless weaving, and their core business was loom manufacture. Rudolf Diesel worked for Sulzer in 1879, and in 1893 Sulzer bought certain rights to diesel engines. Sulzer built their first diesel engine in 1898. Wikipedia.


Patent
Sulzer AG | Date: 2014-02-03

A static devolatilisation apparatus (


One embodiment of the present invention provides a device for applying a spray coating, which includes at least two component cartridges, each including an aperture in fluid communication with a static mixing nozzle, and at least one paint applicator comprising a spray tip in fluid communication with the static mixing nozzle. In one embodiment, at least one flexible hose is disposed between and in fluid communication with the spray tip and the static mixing nozzle. Another embodiment of the invention provides a method, which includes applying a spray coating to a surface with the above-described device.


Disclosed is a method to prepare a polylactic acid comprising the steps of: performing a ring opening polymerization using a catalyst and either a catalyst killer compound or an endcapping additive to obtain a raw polylactic acid of MW greater than 10,000 g/mol, purifying the raw polylactic acid by removing and separating low boiling compounds comprising lactide and impurities from the raw polylactic acid by devolatization of the low boiling compounds as a gas phase stream, purifying the lactide from the devolatization and removing the impurities from the gas phase stream of evaporated low boiling compounds by means of condensing the evaporated gas phase stream to give a condensed stream and a subsequent melt crystallization of the condensed stream, wherein the lactide is purified and the removed impurities include a catalyst residue and a compound containing at least one hydroxyl group such that the purified lactide is polymerized by feeding it back into the ring opening polymerization. The invention further relates to an apparatus for carrying out the method comprising: a polymerization reactor for performing a ring opening polymerization to obtain a raw polylactic acid, a devolatization apparatus for removing and separating low boiling compounds comprising lactide and impurities from a raw polylactic acid, and a crystallization apparatus for purifying a lactide and removing impurities from a condensed stream, wherein a condenser for condensing a gas phase stream to give a condensed stream is arranged between the devolatization apparatus and the crystallization apparatus.


An impeller for a centrifugal pump, the impeller includes a front shroud, a rear shroud, and one or more working vanes therebetween, the front shroud having a front face opposite to the face having the working vanes, the rear shroud having a rear face opposite to the face having the working vanes, the front shroud having an outer circumference and a plurality of front pump-out vanes attached to the front face of the front shroud, the rear shroud having a plurality of rear pump-out vanes attached to the rear face of the rear shroud,


Patent
Sulzer AG | Date: 2015-09-15

A reverse osmosis system includes a membrane unit, an energy recovery device, high and low pressure inlet lines, and a concentrate line. The membrane unit has a membrane, an inlet for receiving a feed fluid, a permeate outlet for discharging a permeate fluid and a concentrate outlet for discharging a concentrate fluid. The energy recovering device has a turbine portion, a turbine inlet and a turbine outlet, a pump portion, a pump inlet and a pump outlet, a motor, and a motor control unit for controlling the motor. The low pressure inlet line is connected to the pump inlet for supplying the feed fluid at a low pressure. The high pressure inlet line connects the pump outlet with the inlet for supplying the feed fluid at a high pressure. The concentrate line connects the concentrate outlet with the turbine inlet for supplying the concentrate fluid to the turbine portion.

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