What is Short Path Distillation?

Short path distillation is an effective separation method that is used to separate liquid and liquid, which is much more effective than traditional separation method. Short path distillation is a special separation method that can operate under extremely high vacuum.

It separates liquid and liquid through the difference of substances’ boiling points, and is suitable for high boiling point, heat-sensitive, easy-oxide substances. Short path distillation’s temperature is lower than the boiling point of materials. What’s more, it has a low evaporating pressure, short heating time, and high separation efficiency. So short path distillation can protect the specialty of substances and also save energy. Short path distillation is specially used for the extraction of natural health care products, which can get rid of chemical reaction to keep the nature of products.

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What is Distillation?

Distillation is a thermodynamic separation process that utilizes different boiling points of the components in the mixed liquid or liquid-solid system to evaporate the low-boiling components and then condense them to separate the entire component. The operation consists of evaporation and condensation.

Compared with other separation methods, such as extraction, adsorption, and so on, it has the advantage that it does not require the use of solvents other than the system components, thereby ensuring that no new impurities are introduced.

What is Distilled CBD Oil?

CBD oil is extracted from the stems, stalks, leaves, flowers and other parts of hemp plant or Cannabis plant. CBD oil can be beneficial for people’s health, so many kinds of medicines are made of cbd oil. CBD oil can heal epilepsy, acne, Parkinson’s disease, insomnia, pain and so on. CBD oil is widely used in food-making field, pharmaceutical field, industrial field, chemical field and other fields.

short path distillation
short path distillation

What are the Different Types of Distillation Process?

There are several different types of distillation process, including simple distillation, fractional distillation, steam distillation and vacuum distillation. These different distillation process all separate materials through their different boiling points.

How does Short-Path Distillation Work?

Short path distillation system consists of a chiller, a heating mantle, a vacuum pump and other glassware. During the working process of the short path distillation, the chiller is to provide cold energy for the condenser, which is to cool gas-phase target materials down into liquid. As we all know, short path distillation works in a reduced pressure environment. So the vacuum pump here in the system is to remove the air out of the whole system, which is to provide a reduced pressure environment for the whole system. Under the reduced pressure environment, the boiling points of sample materials can be lowered, which saves the heating energy from the heating mantle. The heating mantle here is the heat source of the system, which provide heating energy for the three-necked flask. Users can adjust the heating temperature according to different materials’ boiling points.

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short path distillation

What is the Importance of Distillation?

Distillation is an important operating technique for separating mixtures with large differences between boiling points, especially for the separation of liquid mixtures. When distilling a mixed liquid with a large difference between boiling points, the one with the lower boiling point will be distilled firstly, and the one with the higher boiling point will be distilled later. It is widely used in oil refining, chemical industry, light industry and other fields.

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