EDIBON's distillation unit is one of the most powerful laboratory tools, for the study of the variables that affect the distillation process. The student can investigate the principles that rule the material and energy transference, as well as determine optima operation point to carry out a big quantity of separations.
This unit is formed by a boiler, on which two types of columns can be adapted (plate columns and Raschig columns), a reflux system, a tank for distillation, a vacuum pump and a feeding pump (for continuous feeding).
The steam reaching the head of the column is sent to a total condenser. The cooling water flow going through the condenser can be adjusted and is indicated in a flow meter. Distillation can be carried out at low pressures with the help of an adjustable vacuum pump. The load loss in the column can be measured with a pressure meter.
The column can work both continuously and discontinuously.
For proceeding to continuous feeding, a pump that can inject the substance directly into the boiler or in any of the plates is available.
The temperatures of the system are measured through sensors placed in strategic positions.