Re: Cooling Fins?
- In my oppinion, no, it wouldn't. Yes, you will get some condensation
along the inside surface of the column where the fins are, but that
would not be a good situation (IMO). The function of the reflux coil
is not only to condense the vapor into ethanol, but to "direct" the
condensed ethanol to the CENTER of the packing for proper reflux. If
it runs down the side of the column, it will not come in contact with
the rising hot vapors in the packing, therefore not being re-heated
by those vapors, and not drawing energy (heat)from them, thus helping
them to seperate into different fractions. HTH.
Tip one, Morgan (just full of oppinions today, aren't I)
Falling down the center of the column of life, encountering rising
stars, and pulling them down with me!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mstehelin" <mstehelin@...>
> Howdy all.
> Would it make sense to have cooling fins (like a radiator) on the
> portion leading up to the condensor? By then all reflux action would
> be complete and you focus would be on cooling....