Hemp Oil Extraction
Cannabis extract medicine has been used for generations to help treat a variety of conditions, and its popularity has increased quite a bit in recent years. Much of this increased popularity can be traced to Rick Simpson‘s public campaign in favor of what he referred to as “hemp oil.”
Last year, a group of researchers from the University of Siena (Italy) and Leiden University (Netherlands) completed a study comparing some of the most commonly used extraction solvents. Their results were published in the journal Cannabinoids.
There are a number of alternative extraction methods that have gained popularity in recent years – some intended for inhalation (butane, CO2, propane, etc), and others geared toward oral ingestion (ethanol, olive oil, coconut oil, etc.). It should come as no surprise that each substance reacts differently when used as a solvent, and the final product can be greatly affected by the process used to extract the highly coveted cannabis oil.
Researchers Test Efficacy Of Various Cannabis Extract Solvents
With this in mind, the European research team investigated the effectiveness of four extraction solvents – naphtha, petroleum ether, ethanol and olive oil. Lab test results from each final product were then analyzed for their respective cannabinoid and terpene content.
“Water (solvent) and Ethanol (solvent) were determined to be the most effective, largely because of their ability to produce an extract with a high terpene content. Perhaps more importantly, both substances are safe for consumption.”
Water extraction and ethanol extraction were determined to be the most effective, largely because of their ability to produce an extract with a high terpene content. Perhaps more importantly, both substances are safe for consumption.
Water and grain alcohol is the healthiest extraction methods. It also produces an oil rich in magnesium ions.
The unique physical process and cavatition wave can break or deform plant cell tissues and enhance the strength of solute particle vibration, acceleration shock and sound pressure. Local extreme high temperature and pressure formed on materials make large-volume herbal medicines fully exposed to the cavitation, which accelerates uniform precipitation of active ingredients and significantly increases extraction rate compared with traditional techniques. Cavitation extraction works under normal temperature and effectively reduces the loss of heat-sensitive components.
Method to improve oil yield up to 25%
“Cti’s Nano extraction method is here to dramatically improve options in oil extraction.”
With a strong understanding of the extraction industry’s current standards and best practices, the Cti research team came to realize there was a need that wasn’t being met in the extraction equipment industry: cavitation assist water or alcohol extraction.
Created new system for extraction and tweaking existing extraction machines to help suppliers improve the quality of their extractions, be they essential oils, CBD oils, or any others.
In short, what Cti have engineered a system for extraction that utilizes cutting-edge cavitation technology that is able to achieve higher yield compering to existing methods.
- Yield improved up to 25%
- Water extraction process; easy permitting, fire department friendly, less regulations comparing to CO2 or Butane extraction methods.
- No more losses during water extraction.
- Improved oil quality
- Environmentally Friendly
- Substantially less build out cost comparing to CO2
- No fire proof room build out needed (save min. $100.000)
- Larger capacity’s, easy to expend
- Simple process to manage
- Safe work environment, w/o dangerous super critical CO2 extraction (high pressure equipment up to 5000 PSI)