Basic Principles of Distillation

This interactive training unit is designed to familiarize trainees with the basic principles of the distillation process. After completing this unit, trainees should be able to explain how changes in the state of matter relate to the distillation process and how these changes are affected by temperature and pressure. They should also be able to explain how a liquid mixture can be separated into lighter and heavier components by distillation, and be able to describe the basic operation of single-batch distillation systems, successive-batch distillation systems, and continuous distillation systems.



Duration: 2 hours