What is Centrifugation?
It is the process of separating the particles using centrifugal force.
In this case, mixture is rotated / spun (moved to go round) resulting in denser particles moving down while lighter particles move up.
It is done by using a centrifuging machine or manually by using milk churner
Uses of Centrifugation
- It is used in dairies to separate milk and cream
- It is used in labs for blood and urine tests
- It is used in washing machines to squeeze out water from clothes
Advantage of centrifugation over other methods
Sometimes the solid particles in a liquid are very small and pass through the filter paper .
For such mixtures, the filtration technique can not be used for separation.
Such mixtures are separated by centrifugation