Distillation & Rectification for Petrochemicals

People have been practicing distillation – the separation or extraction of individual substances from liquid mixtures – for centuries. Apart from the well-recognized use of distillation in the production of alcohol, the technology is frequently used in the chemical and petrochemical industries, as well as for the production of bioethanol as an environmentally sustainable fuel.


GEA’s portfolio of distillation technologies, combined with ongoing research and development and experience gained from years’ of successful installations, means that we can offer wide-ranging technical expertise, and design the best solution for almost any product, capacity, operating condition or application.

Typical applications include the treatment of process water from the production of hollow fiber modules, perfume extract production, the concentration of polymer additives, refining extraction solutions, and the separation of reaction by-products or solvents.