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Maceration and percolation are two methods of extraction used to take out desired components from a mixture into a liquid medium.
Maceration is a process of softening a substance by soaking in a liquid. It is very acidic since it is soaked in the hydrochloric acid from the digestive juice. The term, maceration, is also used in the preparation of the specimens from the skeleton. The jar is soaked every day for a month and stored in a cooled, dark place. At the end of the procedure, the required substances can be found in the liquid portion. Figure 2: Maceration of Swedish Liqueur. Percolation is a widely used method used in the preparation of fluid extracts.
Hence, percolation regulates the effect of microorganisms in many products such as food and pharmaceuticals. Percolation is also used in the purification of water. Figure 3: Coffee Preparation. The maceration results in a liquid with waste and has to be purified further while the percolation results in a liquid that only contains desired substances dissolved in it; hence, no further purification is required. Maceration takes a long time while percolation takes comparatively very little time to complete the process.
Maceration does not require specific equipment for the procedure while percolation requires equipment such as a filter. Maceration is a soaking method by which the substances are softened and extracted into a liquid while percolation is a brewing method in which the liquid runs through a filter with the dried and grounded compound.
Maceration takes a long time than percolation. The main difference between maceration and percolation is the method of extracting substances.
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Maceration vs. Percolation: An Important Distinction
Maceration tinctures are the main way people make tinctures around the world, because it is relatively simple and you can't really mess it up too much. Percolations are more challenging because it takes some special equipment and more exacting technique, otherwise the tincture could fail and you'd have to start again. Maceration simply means you chop up or grind up the herb, put it in a jar and cover with your solvent usually a combination of alcohol and water, or just straight alcohol. Let it sit for a month, then strain it out.
Difference Between Maceration and Percolation
Maceration, Percolation and Infusion Techniques of Extraction of ...
Maceration and percolation are two important processes used to separate out interested components from a mixture. Simply, they are extraction methods that facilitate the extraction of substances into a liquid. Maceration and percolation have different applications. Among them, their use in preparation tinctures is very popular. Overview and Key Difference 2. What is Maceration 3.