The EERC possesses a large laboratory-scale distillation unit. The unit comprises numerous distillation flasks ranging in size
from 2 to 12 L in volume, a 2-in. fractionation column, a high-capacity condenser, and a fractionating receiver. The system is
capable of both atmospheric and vacuum distillation. Operational boundaries are a temperature maximum of 300°C and a pressure
minimum of 30 torr. The entire unit is controlled by modern electronics. Additionally, temperature-versus-time data are
collected by a computer data-logging program.