Is it possible to extract alcohol from hand sanitizer? Answered
OK, so the main ingredient in instant hand sanitizer is ethyl alcohol, which is a perfect fuel for a soda can stove. I have tried using the sanitizer straight but it leaves to much goo behind. When stalt is added to the hand sanitizer it turns it to liquid and leaves white floaty things in the liquid(glycerol?). These can be filtered out with a coffee filter. This leaves a more concentrated solution (which still dosnt burn well) and it has salt in it.
What I want to know is how I can extract the alcohol to at least 80% concentration. I don't have a still (and dont want to make one). Any ideas?