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Reflux column

This horizontal column is placed on top of the alembic unit and functions much like the fractioning column. The refining plates in this case are replaced by packing. As the vapours rise up the column the heavier or less volatile components condense on the packing while the more volatile vapours continue to rise up and are drawn off.  This results in a distillate with a higher alcoholic concentration.