extractive distillation

noun

Definition of extractive distillation

: a combined continuous fractional distillation and extraction in which a relatively high-boiling solvent (such as furfural) flowing down the distillation column selectively scrubs one or more of the components from a mixture of compounds of similar vapor pressures (such as butanes and butylenes)

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“Extractive distillation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extractive%20distillation. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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