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Fractional Units

8 Gallon and 25 Gallon Models

Composites Industry Solvent Recyclers
8 Gallon
F-800 Solvent Recycler
34” W x 54” L x 68.5” H
Composites Industry Solvent Recyclers
25 Gallon
F-2500 Solvent Recycler
34” W x 58.75” L x 101.5” H
Fractional distillation is a special type of distillation designed to separate a mixture of two or more components that have different boiling points. The process involves heating the mixture and partial condensation of the vapors along a column (fractionating column), which is configured so that components with lower boiling points pass through the column and are collected earlier than the components with higher boiling points. Generally, this method is used when the component parts boil at less than 25° C from each other.

Fractional distillation differs from simple distillation because the fractionating column naturally separates compounds based on boiling point.

How do you know whether to use simple distillation or fractional distillation to separate a mixture? Simple distillation is faster, simpler and uses less energy; however it is really only useful when there is a large difference between the boiling points of the desired fractions (more than 70° C). If there is only a small temperature difference between the fraction, fractional distillation is your best option.


Simple Distillation

Fractional Distillation


Used for separating relatively pure liquids that have large boiling point differences. Also useful for separating liquids from solid impurities.

Used to isolate components of complex mixtures with small boiling point differences.


  • faster
  • requires less energy input
  • simpler, less expensive equipment
  • results in better separation of liquids
  • better at purifying liquids containing many different components


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