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Measuring CBD and THC in edibles such as gummies is time consuming and error prone. The most common method is to dissolve the edible in a solvent followed by HPLC analysis. Getting the gummy dissolved is a pain and running the HPLC takes time and an experienced operator. Near Infrared analyzers (a.k.a. The Gummy Gun) […]

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B/R Instrument has been making recyclers for histology solvents since 1986. Each new generation of recycler presents opportunities for additional layers of safety. Here are some of the safety features or the ProCycler and MiniProCycler series. Safety Reminders When starting a solvent recycling batch the operator will be prompted with safety reminders which ensure that […]

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Imagine a solvent recycler that reminds the operator of important safety tasks, is easy to operate and uses the latest technology to improve trouble shooting. The ProCycler/MiniProCycler solvent recyclers include all this and more. Safety Reminders When starting a solvent recycling batch the operator will be prompted with safety reminders which ensure that the distillation […]

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Finding the best operating conditions for your extractor can be a slow process.  CO2 extraction of cannabis presents some specific challenges. THC doesn’t take long to extract but THC-a can take a long time. How do you know when to stop extracting? You can stop extracting from time to time and take samples for HPLC […]

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For this THC remediation case study the starting material was 40 kg of unwinterized, non-decarbed CO2 extract. The material was heated overnight using heat blankets to liquify the extract for easy pouring. There was a significant amount of water mixed with this batch of extract. The reactor lid was raised and the reactor tilted forward […]

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Remediation Will Not Start if Reactor Lid is not Closed Of course the operator will remember to fasten the reactor lid closed before starting the remediation process. But what if they forgot? We’ve got you covered. The reactor lid has a sensor that detects when the lid is closed.  If the sensor doesn’t detect closure, […]

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The software driving automated THC Remediation can make a huge difference in the safety, operation and traceability. Operating Parameters for your starting material. The touch screen prompts the operator for starting material, weight, material type, and cannabinoid profile. This information is used to determine the optimum parameters for your starting material. The information also provides […]

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Cold trap During remediation, unwanted contaminants such as residual solvent, water and terpenes are stripped from the oil and captured by the cold trap.   The weight loss from removal of these contaminants will depend on the amount of contaminants in the starting material.  About half the THC and some CBD also are captured by the […]

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How to Load the SCB-15 THC Remediation Reactor Loading a THC Remediation system with 100 liters of oil can be a chore.  The SCB-15 has some nice features to make the loading process as painless as possible.  The THC Remediation system lid is a large, stainless steel piece of technology with lighted viewing window, stirrer […]

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The cannabinoid decarboxylation step is performed differently in nearly every lab. To create certain products, THCa, CBDa, CBGa, and many other cannabinoids must all get decarbed. Why and how does Decarb happen? One example is that CO2 extractors often decarb the biomass to improve their efficiency and yield. A second is when some manufacturers prefer […]

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