Nova Molecular’s Bayport Facility offers custom fractional distillation and high-pressure batch reaction services and is conveniently located near the Port of Houston in Pasadena, Texas. This facility has continually been upgraded to utilize modern process and product control techniques.

Nova’s Molecular’s Sumter Distillation Plant focuses primarily on producing high-value solvents made from feedstocks that are difficult to purify. The distillation facility has eight continuous systems built with a flexible infrastructure design that allows multiple units to run in concert, or in isolation.

The Sumter Distillation Plant is also a RCRA Part B permitted site. This allows Nova to receive regulated wastes and byproducts to be processed for return & reuse by the generator. The site enjoys an integrated disposal outlet for the thermal destruction of distillation heels.

Bayport Continuous Distillation Columns (C-110 and C-150)

  • 3.5’ diameter 316 SS packed column
  • Structured packing (65 theoretical stages, 6 packed sections)
  • Bed 1: (top) 12.5’, Sulzer 352Y
  • Beds 2-6: 10.5’, Sulzer 352Y
  • Rated at FV/85 psig (C-110)/FV/100 psig (C-150) @ 550oF
  • Five feed points
  • Five side draw points
  • Overhead and bottom draw points
  • Feed, product and side draws are massmeter controlled (C-150 ref lux and bottoms also)
  • Thermo Siphon Reboiler
  • Heating utility is hot oil
  • Up to 550oF
  • Up to 10 mmBTU/hour available duty
  • 750 gallon reflux accumulator
  • Capable of phase splitting for azeotropic distillations
  • Chilled water secondary condenser @ 45oF
  • Feed Pre-heater (C-150)

Bayport 11,000 gallon batch distillation system (C-130)

  • 3’ diameter 316 SS
  • Structured packing (25 theoretical stages in 2 sections) • Packed bed – 30’ structured packing, Sulzer 352Y Rated at FV/60 psig @ 550oF
  • Product and feed points are massmeter controlled Forced f low shell/tube
  • Reboiler
  • Heating utility is hot oil
  • Up to 550oF
  • Up to 8 mmBTU/hour available duty 750 gallon reflux accumulator
  • Capable of phase splitting for azeotropic distillations Chilled water secondary condenser @ 45oF

Sumter Continuous Distillation Systems

  • 36” Diam, 65 Stages, Full vac. to 100 psig.
  • 24” Diam, 80 Stages, Full vac. to 75 psig.
  • 24” Diam, 80 Stages, atm. to 50 psig.
  • 24” Diam, 70 Stages, Full vac. to 100 psig.
  • 18” Diam, 80 Stages, Full vac. to 100 psig.
  • 24” Diam, 85 Stages, Full vac. to 75 psig.
  • 36” Diam, 60 Stages, Full vac. to 25 psig.
  • 30” Diam, 40 Stages, Full vac. to 15 psig.

Sumter Thin Film Evaporator

  • 12 ft2, ~3 GPM feed, Full vac. to atm.
  • This unit is primarily utilized to remove high-boiling impurities and constituents with a high propensity to foul packed columns.

Hydrogenation Reactors (R-120 & R-140)

  • R-120 2,400 gallon, 316 SS, 950 psig working pressure (batch or semi-continuous)
  • 1,000 psig, 8 GPM metering pump with massmeter
  • 150 psig steam (or cooling water jacket)
  • 550oF hot oil coils (internal)
  • R-140 2,700 gallon, 316 SS, 650 psig working pressure
  • (batch or semi-continuous)
  • 700 psig, 8 GPM metering pump with massmeter
  • 150 psig steam or cooling water coils
  • Hot oil – 3” half pipe coil
  • 1,000 psig pipeline hydrogen service
  • Ekato draft tube agitators
  • Hydrogen fed via massmeter through sparge ring
  • Reactors on weigh cells
  • Up to 4% catalyst loading
  • MOTT (sintered metal filtration) systems
  • R-120 57 ft2, R-140 72 ft2

Three 7,200 gallon 304L stainless steel, 50 psi agitated reactors with coils:  T-1502, T-1503, T-1504

  • Coils for steam heating or cooling, insulated
  • 8,000-gallon blending vessel
  • 12,000-gallon blending vessel
  • Packaging lines for cans, pails, drums & totes
  • Custom Packaging & Private Labeling
  • Rail sided for tanker trans-loading
  • DOT HazMat 10-Day Facility
  • Tank Farm with tanks ranging from 8,000 to 30,000 gallons

Nova operates a separate distribution facility nearby the Sumter distillation plant. This facility is capable of handling products in containers ranging from 1-gallon cans up to rail car quantities. The distillation and distribution facilities both have fully equipped QA & QC Laboratories.

Onsite Features

Onsite features include an anhydrous ammonia tank, certified truck scale, rail siding and recently added 200,000 gallons of in-process production storage.  Our facilities includes a R&D Lab and acrylonitrile project handling knowledge.  The Bayport site is located just 2 miles from the Port of Houston

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