Distillation Principles and Processes

By Sydney Young M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S. Professor Of Chemistry In Dublin University

Originally published in 1922 Distillation Principles and Processes’ last copy was sold shortly after the declaration of war, and the question then arose whether a revised second edition of the book in its original form should be published. The Publishers thought that it would be wiser to extend the scope of the work so as to include distillation on the large scale as carried out in the manufacture of important products.

Especially relevant, Distillation Principles and Processes covers the research of scientists in fields including:

  • Acetone and n-Butyl Alcohol
  • Alcohol, Petroleum
  • Coal Tar
  • Glycerine
  • Essential Oils

Chapters include discussion on:

  • Apparatus Required
  • The Boiling Point of Pure Liquid
  • Vapour Pressures of Mixed Liquids
  • Boiling Points of Mixed Liquids
  • Modifications of the Still-Head

In addition there are over 33 more chapters of knowledge including:

  • Methods of Quantitative Analysis
  • Tar Distillation
  • Distillation of Glycerine
  • Steam Distillation
  • and much more!

Furthermore, this guide contains over two hundred illustrations to help you visualize the distillation processes.  Therefore, this is a very thorough guide for all distillers.

The volume on “Fractional Distillation” was written in the hope that it would be of assistance to chemists in overcoming the difficulties so frequently met with in the laboratory, not only in the actual carrying out of the fractional distillation of a complex mixture but also in the interpretation of the results obtained.

Another book that you might enjoy if you’re into in-depth analysis of distillation and the scientific aspect of distillation is Chemistry and Technology of Wine and Liqueurs