Crystallization is a common Isolation method used to separate a substance in its pure form from a mixture. In cannabinoid applications, crystallization is often used to isolate CBD with additional cannabinoids like THC, terpenes, and other plant components stripped out.
Under proper conditions, crystals form creating a highly purified substance. Crystals will begin to nucleate when the substrate in the solvent becomes supersaturated and then process conditions can be dictated to control either nucleation or crystal growth. Many crystallization processes are done with batch reactors as it allows for precise control of these attributes. Pope Cannabis Distllation offers a variety of equipment and turnkey solutions for crystallization.
This decision will largely depend on the end product. Here are examples of CBD products that will help determine the favored extraction method:
Processing time for hemp material differs based on the extraction method used:
1) Which CBD extraction process should I use?
b. CO2 extraction
The level of expertise needed depends on the extraction method:
The amount of hemp plant material needed to produce a specific quantity of CBD oil differs based on the extraction method used. The yields for different extraction methods are as follows:
Two methods will require machinery training:
Extraction yield is what percentage of the end product is obtained from a specific amount of hemp used in the extraction process. The higher the extraction yield, the better the utilization of hemp.