What Is Fractional Distillation?

Fractional distillation separates mixtures into component products in a single distillation column. It involves heating a mixture to vaporize it, and forcing it through the column, where various products will condense and precipitate out in response to temperature changes. This technique is widely used in industrial chemistry for the processing of products like crude oil and air.

What is Palm-Kernel Oil?

Palm-kernel oil is an oil which is extracted from the seeds of the oil palm, a tree native to Africa and widely cultivated in Africa and parts of Asia. The fruit which surrounds the seed can also be pressed for oil. Depending on where one lives, it may be easy or difficult to obtain pure palm-kernel

What Is a Palm Oil Plantation?

A palm oil plantation produces varieties of trees that produce fruit containing oil used in soaps, food, cosmetics, and as biofuel. Indonesia and Malaysia produce most of the palm oil harvested, but plantations can also be found in the Amazon and Africa. The expansion of these farms sparks controversy among environmental groups because tropical forests are typically cleared and drained