Fractional Distillation

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Fractional distillation is a technique used to purify solvents, chemicals, natural products, petroleum, biodiesel, crude oil and other materials. The distillation column separates various components according to their boiling points. The more efficient the distillation column, the better the separation.

Fractionating can be done in either a traditional packed distillation column or in a spinning band distillation column.

B/R offers both types of distillation columns.

Pilot Scale fractional distillation

Apparatus has boiler sizes ranging from 50 to 2000 liters. Rugged steel construction provides added safety. This system is most often used to purify chemicals, essential oils and for research applications. It has also been used to distill biodiesel and crude oil.

Lab Scale fractional distillation

Apparatus has boiler sizes ranging from 1 to 50 liters. This system is most often used for solvent recycling, essential oil purification and research projects. It has also been used for petroleum, biodiesel and crude oil distillation. The efficient distillation column produces high purity distillate.

Mini fractional distillation

Apparatus is used for the distillation of batches from 50 ml to 1000 ml. The high efficiency distillation column can produce distillate with extremely high purity and make close boiling point separations. Common applications include crude oil, petroleum and essential oils. It has also been used for chemical separations and research.

Micro fractional distillation

apparatus is used for the distillation of batches from 5 to 100 ml. The micro fractional distillation system can distill tiny samples and can also produce a high degree of purification of the distillate. Micro fractional distillation is widely used to fractionate crude oil, petroleum, essential oils and biodiesel.

 

Comparison of Models

 Feature Micro Distillation (800) Mini Distillation (36-100) Lab Scale Distillation (9600) Pilot Scale SPC
Distillation Column Diameter 7 mm 8 mm 21 mm 50-150 mm
Distillation Column Length (Standard) 20 cm 90 cm 90 cm 110 cm
Maximum Theoretical Plates Teflon 30 Stainless Steel 15 Teflon 200 Stainless Steel 85 Teflon 50 Stainless Steel 15 15, 30 or 45
Boiler Sizes 10 to 100 ml 100 to 1000 ml 1 to 50 liters 50 to 2000 liters
Material of Construction Glass and Teflon Glass and Teflon Glass and Teflon Steel
Batch Distillation Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Control Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Applications:

  • High Purity Solvent Recycling
  • Petroleum Distillation
  • Biodiesel Distillation
  • Solvent Purification
  • High Purity Fractional Distillation
  • Essential Oil Purification
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Crude Oil Distillation