What does a ebulliometer do?

An ebulliometer is designed to accurately measure the boiling point of liquids by measuring the temperature of the vapor–liquid equilibrium either isobarically or isothermally. The ebulliometer is frequently used for measuring the alcohol content of dry wines. See also Sweetness of wine and Oechsle scale.

How to use an ebulliometer?

Pour into the boiler 50 mL of sample, using the sample measure, and filling up to the mark “Vin.” 3. Place the thermometer in “A”, fill the condenser “D-E” with cold water, and heat as previously discussed. 4. The mercury will rise and stabilize; wait until the mercury is motionless to take the reading.

What does Ebulliometry measure?

Ebulliometry is a rapid and robust method of measuring PTx data needed to compute vapor-liquid equilibria for the accurate design of distillation columns and other chemical processing equipment.

Where does the name of the ebulliometer come from?

Go To Procedure The name ebulliometer has its roots in the latin word “ebullio” : meaning to boil or bubble up. An ebulliometer is designed to accurately measure the boiling point (temperature) of water or a water solution, by measuring the temperature of the vapour generated away from the heat source (see diagram)

How can I improve the accuracy of my ebulliometer?

There are some ways that the accuracy of results from ebulliometers can be improved: before measuring the boiling point of your wine, you first need to ‘calibrate’ the ebulliometer by measuring the boiling point of a liquid of known alcohol concentration.

How are ebulliometers used to test wine content?

Ebulliometers measure alcohol content in wine based on the difference in boiling points between water and wine. See what ebulliometer models, and parts and accessories we offer for sale.

Why is the ebulliometer used to measure the boiling point?

We can only assume this is because of the accuracy of the ebulliometric technique. An ebulliometer is a simple device for measuring the boiling point of a liquid. The derivation of the word ebulliometry is from Latin ebullire “to bubble up”.