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Last seen on: LA Times Crossword 9 Dec 18, Sunday

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Distillation is the process of separating the components or substances from a liquid mixture by using selective boiling and condensation. Distillation may result in essentially complete separation (nearly pure components), or it may be a partial separation that increases the concentration of selected components in the mixture. In either case, the process exploits differences in the volatility of the mixture’s components. In industrial chemistry, distillation is a unit operation of practically universal importance, but it is a physical separation process, not a chemical reaction.

Distillation has many applications. For example:

An installation used for distillation, especially of distilled beverages, is called a distillery. The distillation equipment at a distillery is a still.


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In 1975 Paolo Rovesti (1902-1983) a chemist and pharmacist who became known as ”father of Phytocosmetics” discovered a terracota distillation apparatus in the Indus valley in West Pakistan which dates from around 3000 BC[5].Early evidence of distillation was found on Akkadian tablets dated circa 1200 BC describing perfumery operations. The tablets provided textual evidence that an early primitive form of distillation was known to the Babylonians of ancient Mesopotamia.[6] Early evidence of distillation was also found related to alchemists working in Alexandria in Roman Egypt in the 1st century.[7] Distilled water has been in use since at least c. 200, when Alexander of Aphrodisias described the process.[8][9] Work on distilling other liquids continued in early Byzantine Egypt under Zosimus of Panopolis in the 3rd century. Distillation was practiced in the ancient Indian subcontinent, which is evident from baked clay retorts and receivers found at Taxila and Charsadda in modern Pakistan, dating back to the early centuries of the Common Era. These “Gandhara stills” were only capable of producing very weak liquor, as there was no efficient means of collecting the vapors at low heat.[10] Distillation in China may have begun during the Eastern Han dynasty (1st–2nd centuries), but the distillation of beverages began in the Jin (12th–13th centuries) and Southern Song (10th–13th centuries) dynasties, according to archaeological evidence.[11]

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