Frequently Asked Questions
The list below includes answers to the most common questions our customers have. If you need any additional information, don't hesitate to contact us directly.
- Simplicity: Without a compressor-based chiller or auxiliary heater, the machine does exactly what it’s supposed to with no fuss and recovers your solvent post-extraction.
- Speed: 80GPH (300LPH) is fast. the bottleneck in your system is no longer recovery.
- Control: Everyone has a different process, and this machine allows you to precisely control the amount of solvent left over in your extract for all sorts of post-processing steps.
- Floor Space: The machine is 4’x4’x8’ so it can fit in any lab or shipping container.
We currently offer three units:
- A 15kw unit capable of recovering over 15GPH (60LPH)
- A 30kw unit capable of recovering over 36GPH (140LPH)
- A 60kw unit capable of recovering over 80GPH (300LPH)
The system consists of three components: the Falling Film Evaporator itself, the outdoor radiator, and the electrical panel.
The Evaporator is 4’x4’ and under 8’ tall. An area of about 2’ directly in front of the unit should be available for the operator, and it can be packed tightly against walls or other equipment on the sides and the back.
The outdoor radiator is also 4’x4’ and generally goes on the roof or outside the building.
The panel box with the control panel is 48”x48” and 12” deep. It will typically be placed outside of the hazardous location or mounted on the machine itself and gas purged, depending on facility requirements and local regulations.
For the 15kw and 30kw units, yes:
- The 15kw unit can be upgraded to 30kw or 60kw.
- The 30kw unit can be upgraded to 60kw.
For applications requiring more than 80GPH (300LPH), please contact us about a custom application.
The ethanol vapor passes through our patent-pending Diffusion Condenser and converts into liquid ethanol. The diffusion of the bubbles quickly dissipates heat into the liquid ethanol and condenses the ethanol vapor. The liquid ethanol then rejects its heat via a plate exchanger to water that is being circulated through the outdoor radiator. The water in turn rejects its heat to the outdoors via an airstream.
FUN FACT: you can get an extra radiator and heat your lab in the winter to use up the excess heat.