Cannabis Extraction

Extraction Major Steps

Extraction – During this process, biomass is placed inside extraction vessel with a solvent(Ethanol, C02,etc) to remove soluble components, followed by filtration and separation process.

Centrifuge Extractor – Put biomass inside the rotor, fill the rotor with chilled ethanol, agitate the rotor barrel with biomass inside bidirectionally to extract, and then spin at high speed to get the extracted compound with ethanol.

Distillation – In this process, a liquid or component is isolated by selective heating, vaporization, and condensation. Vacuum Distillation is the process uses distillation under reduced pressure. Placing a liquid mixture under vacuum enables the distillation process to occur at a lower temperature. This lowers the liquid boiling point, increases the rate of distillation and reduces exposure of temperature-sensitive components.

Decarboxylation – Enrichment of THC or CBD content is typically performed. Quantities of non-psychoactive Δ9 (THCA) in the plant matter can be converted to THC by exposure to heat. Heat facilitates decarboxylation (a chemical rearrangement which expels carbon dioxide), transforming THCA to THC, CBDA to CBD.

Crystallization Reactor – The special process used to achieve very high purity CBD on a large scale without complex equipment. Dissolve the clear CBD oil that has already been winterized and distilled in near boiling heptane or pentane and allow to cool slowly to grow crystallized CBD.

Chromatography –  a method  to isolate and purify cannabinoids, is often used in the cannabis industry to separate THC from CBD