Faculty Advisor

Guceri, Selcuk

Abstract

Acetone and other volatile solvents are often utilized in industrial applications. Acetone is mainly used for industrial cleaning when lab material is contaminated with undesired residue. After the acetone is used to clean lab equipment, often times companies discard the solvents at a large expense. This project focuses on creating a small scale acetone distillation system to purify these contaminated solvents in order to reuse them. This paper will outline the research, design, and assembly of this system. The group assembled the contaminated acetone distillation system and provided recommendations for improvements to the system that can create a more efficient and commercialized distillation unit.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2019

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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