Principle of operation
Flash distillation (or simple distillation) allows the separation, from a feed solution, of the compounds present in this solution by evaporation. The most volatile liquid is partially evaporated and, after condensation and cooling, recovered separately from the solution; this solution, partially depleted in volatile product, is itself recovered in a specific circuit after cooling. The solution is fed continuously into the evaporation chamber. The solutions used are binary mixtures that may be ideal or not.