- Feb 20, 2003I found the original SS column diameter of 1inch or 25mm too narrow
and it caused flooding - increase to preferably 2inches or 50mmm and
use the exg section as your reflux and distillate condensers.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS)"
> > I plan
> > to take my still spirits reflux and increase the column height to
> > 500mm by cutting the base off and adding the increased height to
> > I plan to use s/s scrubbers as packing but am wondering if I amgoing
> > to have enough temperature control (i.e. fractionating capacityover
> > the column height) without adding a water jacket or cooling ofsome
> > sort.you may want to look more towards 1.2- 1.5m column height.
> What sort of purity are you after ? If going for the 95%+ mark,
>A taller column will be more effective in utilising this small
> The SSRS will produce a limited amount of reflux for you already.
amount. Only if its not enough (eg if you stick to 500mm) might you
need to increase the cooling up there.
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