An elegant and simple apparatus for carrying out water vapour
distillations: the advantage of this arrangement is that it
eliminates the need for a separate vapour generator, making it
possible to operate with a single heat source (other set-ups
require two). The vapour is generated in the outer chamber and then
passes through the inner chamber. Due to the structural
arrangement, the inner chamber is heated directly by the vapour
generated in the outer chamber. This also eliminates the
possibility of overheating the substances being extracted.
Parts of plants suitable for the extraction of essential oils
include orange peel and cloves, for example.
- Glass jacket system easily expandable
- No separate steam generator necessary
- Only one heat source needed
Extract ethereal oils from parts of plants e g. orange peel
and cloves using steam distillation.
What you can learn about
- Steam distillation
- Etheral oils