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What is a distillation unit?

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Here is an example of a simple distillation set up (used to separate salt from water in this case):

There are specific pieces of equipment, sometimes called stills, that work in exactly the same way as the example above but are self-contained. Either of these could feasibly be referred to as a distillation unit.

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