Fractional distillation is used to separate mixtures of miscible liquids, such as ethanol and water. The technical aspects of the fractional distillation process allow mixtures to be returned to their original states with a very high degree of purity.
Giving new life to spent solvents
We can receive mixed solvents for separation in virtually any size container. Processing is carried out in our custom designed fractional distillation system. Our technology can achieve purities up to 99.9%. With Tradebe's Fractional Distillation, leftover or unwanted by-products can be used in our fuel blending program while finished products can be returned to industry for reuse. Fractional distillation is a precisely controlled process and another way the Tradebe team actively conserves resources by reclaiming spent solvents.
In our system, liquid is raised to boiling and vapors pass through a tubular column where temperatures are gradually lowered along its length. Components (fractions) with a higher boiling point condense on the column and return to the solution. Fractions with a lower boiling point pass through the column and are collected. Gasoline, kerosene and naphtha are fractions separated from crude oil using fractional distillation.