This is going to supply the cold water that courses through the condenser whether that condenser is set up for reflux or is part of a distillation configuration. The pump need not be very strong. In fact, the perfect example is one of those little, submergible fish tank pumps that one can find at any pet store for about $10. All the chemist does is attach a hose to the outlet, chunks the little pump into a bucket of ice water, attaches the hose to the condenser and there it is. An alternative source is that little pump that's attached to the windshield washing fluid reservoir of any car in a junk yard. The chemist removes the reservoir (pump still attached), applies an adapted power source to the pump and uses the plastic reservoir to hold the ice water.
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