Spinning Cone Column

The Flavourtech Spinning Cone Column (SCC) is a highly efficient counter-current liquid-gas contact device. It is a distillation or stripping column belonging to the same family of mass transfer devices as packed, plate and bubble-cap columns.

The SCC is unique in its use of gentle mechanical forces to enhance inter-phase contact. This allows efficient and rapid separation of volatile compounds from their host material. The unique design of the SCC enables it to process clear liquids, viscous products or slurries containing high levels of suspended solids.

The Spinning Cone Column is widely used as an aroma recovery or flavour management device. Applications in the Food and Beverage industry include:

Spinning Cone Column
  • Aroma recovery during soluble coffee production.
  • Simultaneous flavour and soluble solids extraction
    from coffee and tea slurries.
  • Dealcoholisation and alcohol management in wine,
    beer and other alcoholic beverages.
  • Deodourisation of cream and flavour management
    of dairy products.
  • Aroma recovery during production of fruit and
    vegetable purees and juices.
  • De-oiling of NFC citrus juice.
  • Essential oil extraction from botanicals, herbs and

Flavourtech is also developing applications for the Spinning Cone Column in the chemical and fine chemical industries. One such application is the stripping of unreacted monomer and residual VOCs from polymer solutions.


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