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Benefits of MCC

Benefits of MCC

The countercurrent flow created by MCC enables extremely efficient utilization of solid and liquid phases. In single-column systems, separation actually occurs in a small portion of the column at any one time, with the rest of the column performing no function other than occupying solvent and broadening bands. With MCC, typically 50-70% of the solid phase is engaged in the separation zone, while the rest of the adsorbent material is being prepared for the next cycle of separation. Moreover, MCC provides essentially an “infinite” column bed length without the costs associated with obtaining, operating, and maintaining large single columns.

  • Higher recovery and purity
  • Lower solvent consumption
  • Sorbent savings from higher productivity – up to 20-fold vs. batch systems
  • Larger stationary phase particles, lower pressures
  • Scalable from milligrams to tons of purified product
  • Continuous process