The retort is the vessel used for the distillation of drugs positioned inside and uncovered to warmth.
The design of the alembic is based mostly on the cucurbits utilized by medieval alchemists.
Massive retorts are extensively utilized in business to separate gold from mercury in amalgams.
It is additionally used to separate the zinc-metal vapor from the molten ore combination and to acquire fuel from coal.
Industrial retorts will be lengthy and slender or brief and vast; some are clay, some are iron.