Small Distillation Column
The distillation column is one of the most common liquid-liquid separation systems used in industry. Distillation can be used to separate binary or multi-component mixtures. This column is made of glass so you can see the condensing liquids on the trays. We separate an isopropanol / water solution in this column. The students use their data to plot concentration versus tray number and predict separation using the McCabe-Thiele method.