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Consulting Engineers SML Associates

Trying to improve the safety of your processes, equipment, capital costs, efficiency and more? SML Associates’ technologies will help you do precisely that. Our engineers have worked on countless projects and provide only top-notch advice and guidance on improving technology, equipment and processes for start-up plants. We can help you with every step of the process from description and design of a new system to implement to fabrication and final installation. We have developed and implemented numerous technologies over the years including Hydrogenation of STC & MGS , which produces high yield of trichlorosilane.

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DRY HYDROLYSIS OF WASTE

Converts pure or mixed waste metal and non metal chlorides to low chloride content dry oxides and recovers dry hydrogen chloride and hydrogen for direct reuse using “dry” superheated steam. Avoids caustic scrubbers and handling and disposal of…
HYDROGENATION OF STC & MGS

The SML commercial reactor technology has provided exit compositions as high as 36% by wt TCS and is also very energy efficient. The unique hydrogen assisted vaporization allows the use of steam for STC vaporization and the heat recovery reduces the…
ALCL3 SYSTEM

This low energy system crystallizes the aluminum and other chlorides in the TCS reactor effluent and continuously removes and concentrates the fine crystals in a two stage liquid cyclone. Commercial operation and analysis has shown that the…
AXIAL FLOW ELECTRIC HEATER

Converting a conventional shell and tube or multi-tube exchanger to axial flow of the heated gas removes the hot spot problem usually seen with electric heating and uses the same construction techniques with a simple change of the baffles. The tubes are used as the…
RESTART DEVICE

The flow into conventional fluid and spouted beds cannot be turned down much below design flow without getting back flow of solids through the grid or down the inlet pipe and cannot be turned off and back on again without emptying the bed. The restart…
TCS REACTOR EFFLUENT CLEAN-UP

Two techniques are provided to remove important boron, carbon and phosphorus contaminants from the TCS reactor effluent before distillation. The first technique uses a heated cyclone with hydrogen purge to remove titanium diboride as a solid instead…
GRANULAR POLYSILICON HANDLING

The lockhopper system for granular poly uses solids flow control valves which can start, stop and modulate the silicon flow and low leak rate ball valves with built in purges to allow the lockhopper to drop pressure and cycle through purges before dropping…
SAFE HANDLING OF HYDRIDE GAS

These safe handling techniques rely on substituting a sub divided solid “diluent” for the gaseous diluent normally used to avoid premature decomposition of reactive materials or mixtures. This diluent absorbs heat from initial decomposition events…
SILICON FBR

Multiple technologies and processes are available for Silicon FBR deposition from any feedstock. Materials of construction can be metal for solar grade or ceramic/quartz-lined for electronic grade. SML offers separate injection of a heated diluent and silicon…

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