Can milk and water be separated by using the distillation method?

Milk and water can be separated using steam distillation. 

Milk is composed of many components like lactic acid, water, calcium and vitamins which are dissolved in water.

Providing the controlled form of heating will evaporate the water, leaving the solutes suspended behind. Thus, the steam distillation method can be used to separate the water from the milk.

For example, during the preparation of milk-based sweets, milk is condensed by providing controlled heating.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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