Pharmaceutical Applications of the Distillation Process
This eLearning module covers the distillation process in API manufacturing - fundamental theory to applications to its applications.
Evaporation, boiling, distillation and reflux
Raoult’s law and its application
Batch and continuous distillation
Distillation equipment: components and design consideration
Distillation equipment – key parts and function
Operational aspects of distillation: Key parameters, safety consideration and troubleshooting
Why it matters
Distillation plays an important role in the pharmaceutical industry where single stage batch distillations are frequently utilized. Distillations are run for a variety of objectives: separation\, solvent swap\, drying from water\, purification from volatile or non-volatile impurities and crystallization. Understanding distillation and de-risking this operation during development and commercial scaling is critical in API manufacturing
Who is it for
This module is relevant to all employees involved in API production\, development of API processes and those in quality assurance functions.