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Botanical Extraction Tanks

Tri Clamp Collection Vessels for Solvent & Extract

Collection Tanks - Solid Base

What is Solvent Extraction?

Solvent extraction is the process of diffusing a solvent into oil-bearing cells resulting in a mixed solution of oil and solvent. It is one of the most popular methods of separating oils and fats from oil-bearing materials as opposed to other mechanical processes (such as expellers, hydraulic press, etc...) primarily due to the high percentage of oil recovered which can range upwards of 99%+ as opposed to the 85%+ of other methods. The common solvents of choice range from butane, hexane, and pentane among a handful of others, each of which is favored because of several factors: commercial economics, a low boiling point, and in the case of consumption grade product, a non-toxic impact. Distillation of the resulting oil mixture allows recovery of the alkane hydrocarbons (your "hex/but/propane") to be reused at minimal costs.

Solvent Collection Tanks

The extraction/collection tank collects the extracted oil and solvent at the end of the process. The larger the vessel the more trim (raw plant matter) you can process at once. It is not uncommon for a large collection vessel to be the repository of multiple material columns, provided it has enough volume to hold the volume of solvent initially. Once in the collection vessel, the solvent is warmed until it reverts to a gaseous form which can then be removed with a recovery pump such as the Haskel we carry. The extracted oil ("drop off") can then be poured into an external container for further vacuum purge if necessary.

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If you are unable to find what you need from our most popular choices below, we do carry an extensive line of Bowl Reducers, Sanitary Clamps, Screen Gaskets, and Tri Clamp Spools to meet your needs.

Extraction Disclaimer:

  • These product(s) are intended only for uses in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances, and Glacier Tanks’ specifications. Depending on the type of oil you are extracting, these product(s) may not be legal to operate in some areas.
  • Glacier Tanks strongly discourages any unlawful use of these product(s) and is not responsible for any damage or injury caused by their misuse or unlawful use.
  • These product(s) are designed and intended for operation in well-ventilated outdoor areas.
  • Any person or entity that uses these product(s) or information provided by Glacier Tanks does so subject to Glacier Tanks’ Terms and Conditions, and accepts all liability concerning the use of the product(s) or information listed above.
  • DANGER! Never extract with butane or propane indoors. Doing so may cause serious injury or death.
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