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Fractional Distillation and Solvent Recycling

If you need consistent, high-quality recycled solvents, you need fractional distillation. Fractional distillation is a technique used to purify solvents, chemicals, natural products, petroleum, biodiesel, crude oil, and other materials. The good solvent and the contaminants have different boiling points. By paying attention to the boiling point (vapor temperature) you can separate the good (clean […]

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Alcohol Recycling 101

All About Alcohol Recycling You’ve been using alcohol for years and are thinking about recycling it. That is a great idea that will save you money! It doesn’t take a lot of training or special knowledge to recycle alcohol. Here are the basics: Alcohol When we say “alcohol” we actually mean ethanol. It is used […]

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Formalin Recycling 101

How Does Formalin Recycling Work? You’ve been using formalin for years and are thinking about recycling it. That’s a great idea that will save you money! While formalin itself is not expensive, it is expensive to dispose of. You could simply dump it down the drain, but if anyone finds out you’d have a major […]

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Reduce your waste generator status and save a ton of paperwork

Labs spend significant sums on buying and disposing of histology solvents. Unseen to most, are the regulatory costs of complying with local and federal hazardous waste regulations. The more hazardous waste your facility generates, the greater the regulations. Waste solvents from the lab are classified as hazardous waste by the US EPA. Depending on the […]

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Xylene Recycling 101

Tell me about the details of the xylene recycling process Note: With regard to solvent recycling xylene and xylene substitutes are nearly interchangeable. In this blog post everything that applies to xylene will also be true of xylene substitutes. You’ve been using xylene for years and now you are thinking about recycling it. Great idea. […]

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How to Crystallize CBD – Make CBD Isolate

Disclaimer – this post does not address all the safety issues for the crystallization of CBD, Pentane, and other volatiles. They can be very dangerous due to their low flash points. Don’t try this without consulting your safety officer and evaluating all of the possible safety concerns. As always, wear safety glasses and other personal protective […]

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Tips For Successful Cannabis Terpene Distillation

Refined cannabinoids such as THC or CBD are some of the most commonly sought-after compounds when performing a vacuum distillation process on crude cannabis extract. However, non-degraded terpenes can also be collected from certain materials using properly configured cannabis distillation equipment. In order to successfully distill terpenes from cannabis crude extract, the following conditions must […]

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Cannabis Oil Products – A Timeline

Ever wonder how THC/CBD products such as vape cartridges, dabs, and edibles are created? Read on to learn more about the cannabis oil products timeline! 1. Grow It It all starts with “the grow”.  Most cannabis grows are done in a controlled room. Light, water, temperature and other environmental factors are carefully regulated to maximize […]

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Vacuum pump oil contamination can prevent a distillation system from reaching low vacuums (0.01 mmHg) ideal for THC and CBD distillations.  Sometimes terpenes can sneak past the cold trap and spoil the vacuum pump oil. A little bit of contamination can cause a lot of havoc in a vacuum pump. Here are a few tips […]

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Fractional Distillation versus Simple Distillation

Simple distillation Simple distillation is a single stage distillation where a liquid mixture is boiled and the resulting vapor condensed. Wiped film and short path distillation are examples of single stage distillation. Simple distillation can provide a moderate improvement in purity. It is useful in situations where you are attempting to separate compounds with very […]

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