Nature 143, 1001-1002 (17 June 1939) | doi:10.1038/1431001a0

The Elements of Fractional Distillation


THE expression ‘fractional distillation’ inevit-ably recalls the name of Young to the older generation, but his book was written before the days when the art was of industrial significance and viewed the subject almost entirely from the laboratory bench. Of recent years the use of modern and often very complex types of distillation apparatus is growing apace, and though there have been foreign works on the subject, due largely to the fact that the inception of such plant was on the Continent, there was no work available in English for the use of engineers and operators until the first edition in 1920 of this book, of which the third edition is now in our hands.