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Whisky Science pp 193-258 | Cite as

Distillation Theory

  • Gregory H. Miller
Chapter

Abstract

Distillation is a process that achieves chemical separation by taking advantage of phase change. In the case of spirits, we are removing ethanol from water by leveraging ethanol’s preference, relative to water, for the vapor phase.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory H. Miller
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  1. 1.University of California, Professor of Chemical EngineeringDavisUSA

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