13 Best Lab Distillation Apparatus

List Updated September 2020

Bestselling Lab Distillation Apparatus in 2020


Dinglab,500ml Chemistry Lab Glassware Kit,glass Distilling,distillation Apparatus,24/40

Dinglab,500ml Chemistry Lab Glassware Kit,glass Distilling,distillation Apparatus,24/40
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

NANSHIN Glassware,1000ml,24/40,Distillation Apparatus,Lab Glassware kit,W/200...

NANSHIN Glassware,1000ml,24/40,Distillation Apparatus,Lab Glassware kit,W/200...
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

New 2000ml Lab Essential Oil Steam Distillation Apparatus Glassware Kits Water Distiller Purifier w/Hot Stove Graham Condenser S35 And 24/40 Joint

New 2000ml Lab Essential Oil Steam Distillation Apparatus Glassware Kits Water Distiller Purifier w/Hot Stove Graham Condenser S35 And 24/40 Joint
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • 1.One Year With Free Replacement.
  • 4.Comes with everything as pictured.
  • 2.Perfect set for organic chemistry labs, distillation, fractional distillation, separation, purification, and synthesis.
  • 5.Your best lab/home partner in your life!
  • 3.All flasks are made of 3.3 borosilicate glass that is hand blown and polished for perfect fit.

24pcs New 500ml Lab Essential Oil Distillation Apparatus Water Distiller Purifier Glassware Kits w/Separatory Funnel Condenser Pipe

24pcs New 500ml Lab Essential Oil Distillation Apparatus Water Distiller Purifier Glassware Kits w/Separatory Funnel Condenser Pipe
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • 1.One Year With Free Replacement.
  • 2.Perfect set for organic chemistry labs, distillation, fractional distillation, separation, purification, and synthesis.
  • 3.All flasks are made of 3.3 borosilicate glass that is hand blown and polished for perfect fit.
  • 4.Comes with everything as pictured.
  • 5. Your best home/lab distillation partner!

Laboy HMDK001 Glass Distillation Apparatus for Organic Chemistry Lab Glassware Set with 24/40 Joints (Pack of 10)

Laboy HMDK001 Glass Distillation Apparatus for Organic Chemistry Lab Glassware Set with 24/40 Joints (Pack of 10)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Distillation apparatus
  • 10 pcs
  • With 24/40 joints
  • Made of borosilicate glass
  • Made by hand blowing

Laboy HMK22 Glass Steam Distillation Apparatus for Essential Oil Extraction Lab Glassware Kit 25pcs

Laboy HMK22 Glass Steam Distillation Apparatus for Essential Oil Extraction Lab Glassware Kit 25pcs
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Steam distillation apparatus
  • With 24/40 joints
  • For producing essential oil
  • Made of borosilicate Glass3.3
  • Made by hand-blowing

UNITED SCIENTIFIC SUPPLIES DSA001 Distillation Apparatus, 500 mL Round Bottom Borosilicate Flask with Side Tube, 250 mL Erlenmeyer Flask, 6" x 9" Support Stand with 24" Rod

UNITED SCIENTIFIC SUPPLIES DSA001 Distillation Apparatus, 500 mL Round Bottom Borosilicate Flask with Side Tube, 250 mL Erlenmeyer Flask, 6
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Glass Stopper
  • Swivel Burette Clamp
  • Extension Clamp
  • Clamp Holder

New 2000ml Lab Essential Oil Steam Distillation Apparatus Glassware Kits Water Distiller Purifier w/Hot Stove Graham Condenser S35 and 24/40 Joint

New 2000ml Lab Essential Oil Steam Distillation Apparatus Glassware Kits Water Distiller Purifier w/Hot Stove Graham Condenser S35 and 24/40 Joint
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • 1.One Year With Free Replacement.
  • 2.Comes with Case and foam to hold all components.
  • 3.Perfect set for organic chemistry labs, distillation, fractional distillation, separation, purification, and synthesis.
  • 4.Many related guidance videos online,easy to operate.
  • 5.All flasks are made of 3.3 borosilicate glass that is hand blown and polished for perfect fit.

Dinglab,1000ml Chemistry Lab Distillation Apparatus,Vigreux Column,Vacuum Kit,24/40

Dinglab,1000ml Chemistry Lab Distillation Apparatus,Vigreux Column,Vacuum Kit,24/40
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Glass Distilling distillation Apparatus,24/40,500ml&250ml flask Chemistry Lab Glassware Kit

Glass Distilling distillation Apparatus,24/40,500ml&250ml flask Chemistry Lab Glassware Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Laboy HMK21 Glass Internal Steam Distillation Apparatus Essential Oil Extraction Set 22pcs

Laboy HMK21 Glass Internal Steam Distillation Apparatus Essential Oil Extraction Set 22pcs
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Steam distillation apparatus
  • With 24/40 joints
  • For producing essential oil
  • Made of borosilicate Glass3.3
  • Made by hand-blowing

Eisco Labs Organic Chemistry and Distillation 9 Piece Set

Eisco Labs Organic Chemistry and Distillation 9 Piece Set
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • (1) Dropping funnel - 100 ml, (1) Air leak / steam inlet tube, (1) Liebig condenser, (1) Receiver adapter, (1) Stopper, (1) Flask, round bottom - 250 ml, (1) Cone / screwcap adapter, (1) Still head, (1) Flask, pear shaped - 100 ml, (1) Filter funnel - 24 mm. dia. perforated.
  • Every piece of glassware you need to do basic organic chemistry and distillation
  • Made of Borosilicate 3.3 glass
  • All glassware is jointed (14/23)
  • Made for preparations up to 30-40g

250ml Distillation Apparatus Lab glassware kit Distillation Kit

250ml Distillation Apparatus Lab glassware kit Distillation Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Capacity:250ml
  • Ideal for lab,school,etc
  • Material:Borosilicate Glass

Chemistry Tools: Steam Distillation

Essential Oils can be isolated or purified through use of steam distillation. The process are herein considered.

What Is Distillation?

Distillation is basically boiling a liquid so that it becomes a vapor, which can then be directed to a location where it is cooled back down, turning into a liquid once again. A moonshiner's "still" or distillation apparatus is generally made of copper. Housewives observe distillation everyday, when they cover a simmering pot with a lid, and then remove it, revealing droplets of water on its inside. This is because the steam strikes the cooler lid which then liquefies or condenses it back to liquid.

What is Steam Distillation?

Some organic compounds are perfectly alright at the boiling point of water, but if heated much higher than that, they may become unstable and break down. One way to get around this is to use steam distillation. Combining the mixture (complete with impurities) with water1 gives it a lower boiling point. So the mixture boils at a temperature below the breakdown points of the chemicals being distilled. After distillation, the mixture is cooled and the purified substances can be isolated, undamaged.

So that's the end of the article, as all substances utilizing distillation can be handled by either simple distillation or simple steam distillation, right? -not quite.

Using Partial Pressure (Vacuum)

There are times when an organic compound may decompose even at the relatively low temperature of boiling water. All hope is not lost in this situation as further modification can be made to accomplish the task. By applying vacuum to the steam distillation process, the pressure of the system is reduced (hence, "partial pressure"), and the mixture boils at an even lower temperature. In that case, the combination of the impure compound and water will boil considerably below 100 degrees Celsius. Following cooling, the two can be separated in the usual fashion, and the pure compound recovered.

Steam distillation thus joins the repertoire of tools at the chemist's, the chemical engineer's, and the manufacturer's disposal. There are quite a few other tools, too, that deserve attention.

Notes:

1Sometimes, rather than mix water with the starting material it is deemed more efficacious to pump live steam into the reaction chamber. The same principles apply, whichever technique is applied.

References and Resources:

1. Esoteric Oils: Steam Distillation in Essential Oil Extraction

2. YouTube: Demonstration of Steam Distillation by lowlevelpanic999