A spray-dried α-olefin sulfonate from concept to marketplace

  • C. P. Cullotta
  • A. Shultz


This paper examines the spray drying process, particularly the spray drying of α-olefin sulfonates. Topics covered center on the spray drying process for α-olefin sulfonates, important parameters and considerations in that spray drying process, and an examination of the product from the spray tower. Product development from laboratory to pilot plant is described with attendant translation to full-scale facilities. At least 4 different cocurrent spray-drier units are illustrated and key parameters are discussed.


Cyclone Pilot Plant Product Density High Moisture Level Olefin Sulfonate 
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© American Oil Chemists’ Society 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. Cullotta
    • 1
  • A. Shultz
    • 1
  1. 1.Stepan Chemical CompanyNorthfield

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