IPT 12 Batch Distillation

IPT 12 Batch Distillation

Distillation is one of the most important processes involved in process engineering for the chemical and petrochemical industries. For an overall understanding of a process engineering system, it is important to know each individual step required. The process training system IPT 12 Batch Distillation offers an ideal introduction to thermal separation processes, with which the essential basics of a distillation process can be taught.

Distillation is one of the oldest methods for purifying a mixture of substances or for raising concentration. The procedure is based on the physical principle that boiling up a mixture of liquids causes the concentration of the individual components in the liquid and vapour phases to be affected as a function of pressure and temperature. The exact concentrations can sometimes only be established by means of experiment.

With the IPT 12 Batch distillation training system it is possible to illustrate the physics of the separation process and the fundamentals of non-continuous production techniques. The system is manufactured from high-quality, industrial borosilicate glass 3.3, such as that used in the chemical industry. This offers the user a variety of options: in this distillation system, practically any mixture to be separated may be processed. In addition, users get direct visual feedback from the interior of the system.


Education objectives:

  • First principles of discontinuous rectification
  • Application McCabe-Thiele diagram
  • Comparison practical to theoretical separation stage
  • Mass and energy balance
  • Influence of efficiency of:
    • Heating power
    • Reflux ratio