NeutralizationA recent process innovation introduced by the DSC R&D team refers to a new Neutralization design system, which consist of a recirculation loop where a new in-line high shear mixer design is located. The in-line dynamic mixer enables a high mixing of the sulphonic acid with alkalines for a rapid neutralization step and minimizing the risk of hydrolysis phenomena. The new solution is optimal for low concentrated actives. The validation of the technology at pilot plant scale will enable the extension of the Desmet Ballestra proprietary equipment portfolio.