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Dry distillation and destructive distillation are not the same thing.
Dry distillation and destructive distillation
To me dry distillation and destructive distillation seems to be the same thing. It has been previously stated in the discussion thread of both articles that they are not the same thing (A B). However no explanation or references has been given to back up the statement. Would someone care to explain the difference? Please reply at destructive distillation talk page. --Alf 09:33, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
- Both dry distillation and destructive distillation are examples of pyrolysis. They are not mass transfer unit operations and should not belong in the distillation category - true distillation is a physical unit operation (mass transfer), while pyrolysis is a chemical reaction. The difference of dry distillation and destructive distillation is that the feedstock of the dry distillation is always solid, while that of destructive distillation may also be liquid or gaseous. In my humble opinion both dry distillation and destructive distillation could both be combined under Pyrolysis.18.104.22.168 (talk) 10:05, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
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