Fuel Ethanol Plants

Thermal Kinetics throughly considers various design options for fuel ethanol plants, such as plat design criteria and functional specifications, as well as energy and safety need for a properly maintained plant.

Adsorption Equipment

Thermal Kinetics has conducted exhaustive research and development into the performance, modeling and optimization of fuel ethanol dehydration (and other streams) using Pressure Vacuum Swing Adsorption (PVSA) on molecural sieves.

Evaporation Equipment

Thermal Kinetics offers a wide range of evaporator styles that are utilized in many industries. With a focus on energy conservation, we take your specifications and design a custom piece of equipment of system.

Distillation Equipment

Distillation equipment is used for the separation/purification of chemical constituents in a process stream, and Thermal Kinetics offers several solutions that are customized for the specific requirements of each customer.

Crystallizer Equipment

Thermal Kinetics designs and manufactures industrial crystallizers, covering inorganic salts, precipitates and a wide range of industrial chemicals.

Specialty Process Systems

Thermal Kinetics offers fully integrated, specialty process equipment systems that includes initial development, detailed equipment design and supply, all the way to field start-up services.

Modular Systems

Thermal Kinetics has the knowledge and experience to supply fully skidded, modular systems that are delivered to your site and ready for installation.

We enable our clients’ competitive advantage by:

“Minimizing Energy Input. Maximizing Product Output. Optimizing Project Value”

Design and Supply of High Quality Engineered Process Solutions

Process Evaluation And Development

Process evaluation and development is an expansive operation that can be applied to existing facilities as effectively as it can be applied to development concepts or plans.


Thermal Kinetics is a full service firm specializing in the development, design, and engineering of process equipment, particularly those for distillation, dehydration and evaporation.

Pilot Plant Testing

At Thermal Kinetics, our team manages pilot plant testing and performance improvement programs to help manufacturers and OEMs scale up their systems to larger facilities and identify opportunities for process enhancements.

Field Services

Thermal Kinetics has always taken the position that, when we engage in a project with a client, we are entering into a long-term partnership.


Chemicals & Polymer Processors

We assist in the development of innovative processes for chemical and polymer processors. Thermal Kinetics has expertise working to provide modular, double effect caustic soda (NaOH) evaporators to providing modular sorbitol concentration skids.

Food Processing

As a leader in fluid technologies and energy-saving processes, Thermal Kinetics can assist with food process applications. Within this industry, Thermal Kinetics has worked on solutions for breweries, distilleries, beverage, dairy, fats/oils processing, animal byproducts, and sweetener producers.

Renewable Fuels

Thermal Kinetics has demonstrated experience in the renewable fuels industry, serving our clients and furthering advanced solutions for energy independence. Ultimately creating successful operating facilities that are engineered, supplied, and commissioned as traditional or DD&E plants.

Metal Processing

For the metal processing industry, Thermal Kinetics offers emissions control systems for aluminum rolling mills, chemical recoveries and associated chemical services for steel processors, and recovery of chemicals and waste streams from manufacturing processes.


Thermal Kinetics works within the pharmaceutical industry by providing a variety of process solutions. Some specific industry solutions include evaporator equipment and draft tube crystallizer equipment.

Thermal Kinetics Patents for Advanced Biofuels

One of the critical components that enables our clients to gain every possible competitive advantage is the intellectual property (IP) we offer through our industrially proven patents.

Join Our Trusted Partners

Energy efficiency is frequently achieved through process integration and TKE’s DDE design is no exception. But highly integrated process are sometimes hard to troubleshoot. In every instance in which Calgren has been baffled by DDE process issues and found it necessary to reach out to TKE for assistance, they have responded with sage and knowledgeable advice.

– Lyle J. Schlyer, President of
Calgren Renewable Fuels

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