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5460-Flask, Distilation, ASTM

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5460-Flask, Distilation, ASTM

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  • Made from ASTM E-438 Type 1, Boro 3.3 heat resistance glass
  • Complies with ASTM E-133, ASTM D-86, D-233, D-801 & D 802

* Non ASTM

PART  No. Capacity (ml) Dia  (mm) Height (mm) Side Dia (mm) Arm Length PACK Qty.
5460-100* 100 65 215 7 100 2
5460-125 125 68 215 7 100 2
5460-250 250 85 226 9 130 2
5460-500* 500 105 240 9 130 2

Here are common uses of a distillation flask in accordance with ASTM standards:

  1. Fractional Distillation:
    • The distillation flask is commonly used in fractional distillation setups. It allows for the separation of components from a mixture based on their distinct boiling points, resulting in a more precise separation than simple distillation.
  2. Purification of Liquids:
    • Distillation flasks are used to purify liquids by separating impurities or unwanted components that have different boiling points from the main liquid.
  3. Chemical Synthesis:
    • In chemical laboratories, distillation flasks are employed in various synthesis processes where the isolation of pure components from reaction mixtures is necessary.
  4. Solvent Recovery:
    • Distillation flasks are used for recovering and recycling solvents. By distilling a solvent, it can be separated and collected for reuse, reducing waste and costs.
  5. Essential Oil Extraction:
    • In the extraction of essential oils from plants, distillation flasks play a crucial role. The volatile oils are vaporized and then condensed to obtain the essential oil.
  6. Laboratory Scale Production:
    • Distillation flasks are used on a laboratory scale for the production of small quantities of purified liquids or compounds.
  7. Educational Demonstrations:
    • In educational settings, distillation flasks are used to teach students the principles of distillation and separation techniques.
  8. Quality Control in Industries:
    • Industries, especially in the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors, use distillation flasks for quality control purposes to ensure the purity of products.
  9. Research and Development:
    • Distillation flasks find applications in research and development projects where the separation and isolation of components are critical for experimentation.
  10. Water Purification:
    • Distillation flasks are used in laboratory water distillation processes to produce distilled water, which is free from impurities and minerals.
  11. Oil Refining:
    • In the petroleum industry, distillation flasks are used in the initial stages of oil refining to separate crude oil into different fractions based on boiling points.
  12. Alcohol Distillation:
    • Distillation flasks are commonly used in the production of alcoholic beverages, where the concentration of ethanol is increased through distillation.
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