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Distillation is a process used in various industries, including the energy sector, to separate and purify different components of a liquid mixture based on their boiling points. It is a crucial technique utilized in the production of fuels, chemicals, and other valuable products.

During distillation, the liquid mixture is heated until it reaches its boiling point. The components with lower boiling points vaporize and rise, while those with higher boiling points remain as liquids. These vapors are then condensed back into a liquid state by cooling them, resulting in the separation of the components. The separated components can then be collected and used individually or further processed.

To gain a more comprehensive understanding of distillation, here are two websites where you can find further information:

1. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) – Distillation:
This webpage, provided by the AIChE, offers a detailed primer on distillation that covers fundamental concepts, terminology, process designs, and types of distillation setups. It provides a valuable resource for grasping the basics of distillation processes.

2. ScienceDirect – Distillation:
ScienceDirect is a renowned academic database providing access to a vast collection of peer-reviewed articles, journals, and books. This specific link leads to a topic page dedicated to distillation in various engineering fields. It offers in-depth and technical information about the distillation process, equipment, mathematical modeling, and optimization techniques.

By visiting these websites, you can expand your knowledge on distillation and explore its wide-ranging applications in energy trading and other industries.

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