Distillation & Reflux


Lesson Code: PUA-1210. This e-Lesson is aimed at employees involved in API manufacturing who require an introduction to the principles of distillation and reflux, the critical parameters associated with each process, and the relevant safety precautions that must be taken..


  • Category: API Manufacturing - Processes

Description

After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define distillation and reflux as they relate to API manufacturing
  • Explain the difference between distillation and reflux in API manufacturing
  • Compare evaporation and distillation
  • Explain the difference between first and second fractions in distillation
  • Describe the purpose of a fractionating column
  • List the critical process variables of distillation
  • Describe the purpose of a reflux condenser
  • List the critical process variables of a reflux process
  • Recognize the importance of safety in distillation and reflux processes, and the necessary operator PPE


KEYWORDS: Condensation, Condenser, Distillation, Evaporation, Fractional Distillation, Refluxing, Separation, Solvents, Vacuum, Vapor.