Distillation Column Didactic Equipment Hydrodynamics Lab equipment

ZM8135B Distillation Column Didactic Equipment Hydrodynamics Lab equipment for college, vocational training center, university. 

  • Description
  • Inquiry

ZM8135B Distillation Column Didactic Equipment Hydrodynamics Lab equipment


Distillation is used to separate liquid mixtures made up of individual liquids that are soluble in one another. Rectification refers to distillation in a counterflow. Ethanol/water is recommended as the liquid mixture for the device. The liquid mixture is added to the evaporator (bottom) tank. The mixed vapour produced moves upwards in the column. The mixed vapour contains a higher concentration of the component with the lower boiling point (ethanol). It leaves the top of the column and is condensed using a condenser and a phase separation tank. Part of the condensate is collected in a tank as product while the rest is fed back into the column. Here, on its way downwards, it undergoes further heating and material exchange with the rising mixed vapour. This exchange causes the vapour phase to become richer in ethanol and the liquid phase to become richer in water. The liquid phase moves to the bottom where it is collected.


A sieve tray column and a packed column are available. The packed column is filled with Raschig rings. The reflux ratio is adjusted using valves. Relevant measured values are recorded by sensors and displayed digitally on the switch cabinet. The evaporator is adjusted using a PID controller.A large, clear process schematic on the switch cabinet makes it easy to assign all the process variables.


  1. discontinuous rectification with packed and sieve tray column
  2. interchangeable columns
  3. sieve tray column with 8 trays
  4. packed column with Raschig rings
  5. vacuum mode possible with water jet pump
  6. electrically heated evaporator
  7. tank for top product
  8. condenser and phase separation tank for top product
  9. all tanks made of DURAN glass and stainless steel
  10. adjustment of reflux ratio using valves
  11. 8 temperature measuring points per column


Technical data

Columns: internal diameter: 50mm, height: 765mm

Water jet pump: final vacuum: approx. 200mbar


top product: approx. 2000mL

phase separation: approx. 500mL



power output: 0…4kW

tank: approx. 10L

Heat transfer surface

top product condenser: approx. 0,04m2


Measuring ranges

temperature: 13x 0…150°C

reflux ratio: 0…100%

flow rate: 30…320L/h (cooling water)

differential pressure: 0…60mbar (column)

manometer: -1…0,6bar


400V, 50Hz, 3 phases

230V, 60Hz, 3 phases, 400V, 60Hz, 3 phases

UL/CSA optional


Dimensions and weight

LxWxH: 1300x750x2100mm

Weight: approx. 210kg


Required for operation

water connection: 500…1000L/h, drain

We will contact you within 1 working day, please pay attention to the email.