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This page was last edited on 1 January 2017, at 23:51. This article needs additional citations for verification. Distillation is the process of separating the components or substances from a liquid mixture by selective boiling and condensation. Distillation of fermented products produces distilled beverages with a high alcohol content, or separates out other fermentation products of commercial value. Distillation is an effective and traditional method of desalination.
In the fossil fuel industry, distillation is a major class of operation at oil refineries for transforming crude oil into fuels and chemical feed stocks. In the field of industrial chemistry, large amounts of crude liquid products of chemical synthesis are distilled to separate them, either from other products, or from impurities, or from unreacted starting materials. An installation for distillation, especially of distilled beverages, is a distillery. The distillation equipment is a still. Distillation equipment used by the 3rd century alchemist Zosimos of Panopolis, from the Byzantine Greek manuscript Parisinus graces. Evidence of distillation also comes from alchemists working in Alexandria, Roman Egypt, in the 1st century.
Clear evidence of the distillation of alcohol comes from the Arab chemist Al-Kindi, in 9th-century Iraq. 1512 by a much expanded version. As alchemy evolved into the science of chemistry, vessels called retorts became used for distillations. Early forms of distillation were batch processes using one vaporization and one condensation. Purity was improved by further distillation of the condensate. Greater volumes were processed by simply repeating the distillation.
Chemists were reported to carry out as many as 500 to 600 distillations in order to obtain a pure compound. In the early 19th century the basics of modern techniques including pre-heating and reflux were developed. In 1822, Anthony Perrier developed one of the first continuous stills. In 1826, Robert Stein improved that design to make his patent still.
With the emergence of chemical engineering as a discipline at the end of the 19th century, scientific rather than empirical methods could be applied. The main difference between laboratory scale distillation and industrial distillation is that laboratory scale distillation is often performed batch-wise, whereas industrial distillation often occurs continuously. In batch distillation, the composition of the source material, the vapors of the distilling compounds and the distillate change during the distillation. In continuous distillation, the source materials, vapors, and distillate are kept at a constant composition by carefully replenishing the source material and removing fractions from both vapor and liquid in the system. This results in a better control of the separation process. The boiling point of a liquid is the temperature at which the vapor pressure of the liquid equals the pressure around the liquid, enabling bubbles to form without being crushed.