Destructive distillation

Definition of Destructive distillation

See Distillation.
(Chem.) the distillation, especially of complex solid substances, so that the ultimate constituents are separated or evolved in new compounds, - usually requiring a high degree of heat; as, the destructive distillation of soft coal or of wood.

See also: Destructive Distillation

Related Words

carbonisation, carbonization, fractional process, fractionation
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