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Term (also countercurrent distillation) for a thermal separation process, which extends the distillation or represents a series connection of many distillation steps. This means that a system can be operated continuously. The separation effect is many times higher than that of distillation because the countercurrent steam is in contact with the liquid several times in succession. This happens, for example, when producing fires like the French Armagnac, The rectification column is a process engineering apparatus for the thermal separation of mixtures. This is done, for example, when generating RTK (rectified grape must concentrate). See also under Spinning cone column,

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