Recovery Rates

Recent activities focussed on the recovery rates. What percentage of alcohol in the wash will be distilled? As a reference, I found a table in a book by Malle and Schmickl. They were using a pot still. To make the individual runs comparable the vapor temperature was measured. In general at a vapor temperature of […]

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Energy balance

As outlined in the post on process design the microstill recycles the heat. The hot product vapor condenses in the heat exchanger and the wash is preheated. The energy is transferred from the vapor to the fresh wash. No additional coolant is required. The wash serves as coolant. What interested me is the balance between […]

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