Continuous Distillation Column Model TH 110

– Small Scale pilot plant for demonstration of Distillation Process.
– Wide range of experiments can be conducted on single unit.
– Comprehensive Instrumentation Panel with all necessary safety instruments.

Item Description

Sci-tech Continuous Distillation Column Model TH 110 has been developed to permit student study of the fundamentals of a continuous distillation system encountered in modern industrial processes. The solution to be distilled is stored in the feed tank. The solution is pumped from the feed tank via the feed metering pump. The distillation column consists of a reboiler, glass column sections, column packing, four packing support plate assemblies, reflux separator assembly, condenser and cap assembly. The distillate feed consists of a reflux three way control valve, distillate spiral cooler, and distillate storage tank. The residue feed comes from the reboiler through the residue spiral cooler to the residue storage tank. Either the distillate of the residue may be pumped back into the feed tank for reprocess. Sampling ports are provided on all packing support plates, feed input, feed output, reflux, distillate tank, residue tank, and reboiler. Thermocouples are used to take all temperature readings Data Acquisition Software provides real time data on computer screen along with graphs & tabular results.

Technical Specifications

– A 50mm diameter plate distillation column containing 8 sieve plates and downcomers. Every plate includes a temperature sensor positioned to measure accurately the temperature of the liquid on each plate.
– A 50mm packed column for comparative studies of the two types of distillation column.
– Electrically heated reboiler of sufficient capacity for 1-2 hours of batch operation.
– An overhead condenser with cooling water flow measurement and adjustment.
– A condensate collecting vessel
– Reflux return valve, solenoid operated.
– Differential manometer connected to the top and bottom of the column, to monitor column pressure drop.
– Vacuum system with gauge to allow distillation studies at reduced pressures.
– Two 5 litre feed vessels,
– Peristaltic feed pump
– Electrically heated reboiler
– A bottoms product heat exchanger