continuous distillation


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continuous distillation

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ‚dis·tə′lā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
Separation by boiling of a liquid mixture with different component boiling points; feed is introduced continuously, with continuous removal of overhead vapors and high-boiling bottoms liquids.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But what really distinguishes Absolut as the "ultimate" vodka, is its continuous distillation to the point of perfection: a superior method that guarantees the absolute purity of the vodka, while simultaneously "locking" the character of the raw materials that compose it.
The vast majority are industrial, produced in large column stills in a continuous distillation process.
When he introduced Absolut, he invented a process called "continuous distillation," which distilled the vodka hundreds of times.
For graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, and practitioners in chemical engineering, Illinois-based chemical engineer Diwekar examines batch distillation, which she says tends to be mentioned only briefly in the technical literature devoted mostly to continuous distillation. Among her topics are the various operating modes, challenges in modeling column dynamics, a hierarchy of models of varying complexity and rigor, approaches to the optimal design of batch columns and how they differ from continuous columns, optimal control problems, and the analysis and synthesis of columns with complex thermodynamics and unconventional column configurations.
The energy-saving, continuous distillation for the treatment of solvents and the PAFD system produce savings in operating costs and a reduced consumption of stabilizers and solvents.
In 1912 the first continuous distillation refinery was built and in 1913 thermal cracking of petroleum fractions was discovered and its chemical byproducts became useful.
Korui shochu is made from a single fermentation process using continuous distillation, and is less expensive than honkaku shochu which requires multiple fermentations and pot-still, single distillation.
It goes through a single continuous distillation in huge copper stills and is aged in oak casks from places like Gascony or Limousin.
WEG has supplied one of its medium voltage H series motors for use on a continuous distillation process at Esso's Fawley refinery in Southampton.
The productive capacity of the Coffey still which made continuous distillation possible and was widely adopted, played a major part in increasing competition in a weak Scottish market.
"Continuous distillation is the equivalent of forty pot stills in a row.

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