fractionating column


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fractionating column

[′frak·shə‚nād·iŋ ‚käl·əm]
(chemistry)
An apparatus used widely for separation of fluid (gaseous or liquid) components by vapor-liquid fractionation or liquid-liquid extraction or liquid-solid adsorption.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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