Re: Why cool the reflux column?
- Daniel wrote:
>Why pass the condenser cooling water *through* the column? It seemsYou have it right. Cooling the column is misguided. I don't know how
>that this would mess up the reflux "plate" arrangement.
the idea started.
The best plan is to have the reflux enter the top of the column at
boiling. Cooling anywhere other than in the condenser, or cooling the
reflux below boiling, is a) a waste of energy, and/or b) detrimental
to output quality.