As compared to local distillation units, CSIR laboratories have developed improved directly fired type field distillation units which are more efficient, give higher recovery and better quality of the essentials oils. The units are built with an inbuilt calandria unit which enhances the steam generation rate thus higher oil recovery.
Application/User : For distillation of essential oils from aromatic crops like Mentha, lemongrass, basil, vetiver etc.
Level/Scale of Development : Can be designed from 100 kg herb / batch capacity to 2.0 ton herb / batch
Status of Commercialisation : CSIR Improved Field Distillation Units have been successfully commercialized and have been installed and transferred to several farmers / entrepreneurs and industries throughout the country.
Design Particulars : The equipment / unit is based on CSIR know-how, designs and specifications. The unit is fabricated as per requirement of the crops to be distilled. The unit can be made of MS / SS depending on the crop. All contact parts, however, are made of high grade stainless steel.
Salient Features :
Improved Field Distillation Units Installed at Various Locations by CSIR-CIMAP under Aroma Mission
For location of distillation units and contact list please get in touch with the Mission Director at the below given address.
CSIR - Central Institute of Medicinal and Arometic Plant,
P.O - CIMAP, Near Kukrail Picnic Spot Lucknow - 226015
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org