By Bruce Grossman, EZ Timers Manufacturing
DISTILLATION IS A PROCESS USED TO PURIFY A LIQUID, IN OUR CASE SOLVENT. IN THE NEXT SEVERAL ARTICLES I’LL BE DESCRIBING HOW DISTILLATION WORKS, THE MACHINERY COMPONENTS ASSOCIATED WITH IT, AND POSSIBLE PROBLEMS YOU MIGHT ENCOUNTER.
Solvent dissolves some of the impurities it removes from garments like grease, oil, wax, and detergent. These impurities are called solutes. Solvent also suspends solid impurities like lint, dust, and soil. Such impurities are called particulates. Proper distillation in most cases returns the distilled solvent to its original pristine condition.