Biofuel is a promising contender for next-generation sustainable energy. Sometimes referred to as biodiesel, it encompasses any feedstock derived primarily from biomass – but most biofuels are complex mixtures of multiple, volatile components. The main constituent of most biofuels is a natural substance (fat, oil, etc.) combined with a highly reactive reagent (alcohol, methanol, etc.) and an acidic catalyst (potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, etc.).
Rotovap technology has been essential in extractions for biofuel research and development. One of the main areas of application is the isolation and purification of biomass components that have been deemed viable for energy generation. Once extracted and purified, researchers can test the activity of biologically derived fuels when combined with strong reagents and catalysts. Fully operationalized and wide-scale ethanol and methanol extraction could give industries a viable alternative fuel source to be incorporated into the mass powering of personal vehicles, public transportation and other forms of modern-day machinery.
Rotovap Technology Extraction Methods
At Ecodyst, we stand by our rotovap technology and proudly put it forward as the most eco-friendly and efficient method of separating solvents from valued sample substances. Because every element contained within the sample is recoverable and reusable, rotovap technology-based extraction involves minimal waste and cost.
In the specific case of biofuel extraction, our wide range of rotovap technology options share commonly recognized standards while being subtly different in the areas of sample size and other important specifications.
Ecodyst’s exclusively engineered EcoChyll® range of rotary evaporator models possess a large proportion of the properties found to be popular amongst the researchers and scientists who regularly rely on our technology to conduct their extractions. Let’s see why.
Error-Free Extraction with our EcoChyll® Range
As esteemed and established producers of rotovap technology that accommodates applications of all sample sizes and scales, from small footprint to industrial scale rotary evaporators, Ecodyst can provide the ideal evaporator equipment for the task at hand.
Our proprietary product line of advanced EcoChyll® rotovap systems boasts a long list of benefits that other rotovap technologies cannot match. Our commitment to the continuous operation of our rotary evaporators provides the customer with a smaller, lighter, more mobile model. EcoChyll® rotary evaporators are tankless and, as a result, make a smaller footprint of approx. 1 square foot whilst comprising less complicated pieces and parts.
Commanding the capability to execute an effective extraction without the need for water or antifreeze, EcoChyll® rotary evaporators forego any unwanted exposure to many contaminants namely, carbon dioxide.
To see the full list of advantages of switching to Ecodyst’s EcoChyll® rotovap technologies, visit our specialized product page which clearly sets out the many benefits. If you still have unanswered questions after that, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of our highly-skilled rotovap research team members for some valuable advice.