Distillation is a mass transfer process that separates components by utilizing the difference in volatility of the components of the liquid mixture. There are distillate everywhere, in chemical labs, industrial factory, even at home and so on. Today, we are going to see how to make distillate at home together.
How to make distillate at home
There are several ways to make distillate at home, and now let’s see two of them in different ways.
1. Fill a stainless pot about 18L volume with half of the pot water. Place a glass bowl in that pot and keep it suspending, which means the bowl can’t touch the bottom of the pot. You could also put a shelf under the bowl to keep it suspend. During the heating process, keep the water not boiling. Put a ice bag on the cover to condense the vapour into liquid-phase. Then when the bowl is full of liquid-phase vapour, you could take the bowl out. Pay attention to not being burned when you take the bowl out.
2. Get two big water bottles and one of them needs to have a crooked neck, in order to prevent water flowing back. Fill one of the bottles with all water and then connect the two bottles together with battalion commander. Have a 18L volume stainless pot full of water to get water evaporated into vapour and put the bottle that full of water in the pot. Tilt the bottle thirty degrees. Tilt the upper bottle and lean against the pot. Put a ice bag on the bottle that is not in the pot, in order to condense the vapour into liquid-phase. When the vapour bottle is almost full of water, you can take it out. Pay attention to not being burned during the process.
Above are two of the ways of how to make distillate, you could also try other ways to make distillate at home.