Exploring the Drawbacks of Falling Film Evaporators

Typically, evaporation is carried out within vertical tubes. However, in some applications, process fluid evaporates outside horizontal or vertical tubes. The process fluid will always evaporate downwards due to the effect of gravity as a continuous film, creating a film along the tube walls and falling downwards. A fluid distributor is created to maintain an even liquid distribution for every tube that the solution falls down.

Falling film evaporators are widely used as an evaporation technique, however, they can be inefficient. This blog will explore the drawbacks of these evaporators, comparing them with rotary evaporators.

How do Falling Film Evaporators Work?

In most applications, the heating medium is on the outside of the tubes. High heat transfer coefficients are necessary to accomplish equally balanced heat transfer resistances. As such, the most commonly used heating medium is condensing steam.

When fluids are internally evaporating, separation across the liquid phase (the solution) and the gaseous phase happens within the tubes. To uphold conservation of mass as this falls, the downward vapor velocity rises and this increases the force acting on the liquid film and thus the velocity of the solution.

On the evaporating side of the tube, the heat transfer coefficient is often subject to the hydrodynamic flow conditions of the film.

Unfortunately, the inner wall of the heat exchange tube of the falling film evaporators must be entirely wet and the membrane is not too thick. It is important to implement a precise design calculation of the material feed and the length of the heat exchange tube in order to meet the requirements.

Additionally, the cost of falling film evaporators are extremely high as there are high design and manufacturing requirements. The rotary evaporator from Ecodyst does not use expensive rotary evaporator mechanisms, meaning they are an extremely cost-effective method of evaporation.

Read More: The Hidden Cost of Falling Film Evaporators

Falling film evaporators should also not be used for materials that are prone to fouling or are made up of solid suspended matter. Conversely, the rotary evaporator from Ecodyst can efficiently and gently remove solvents a broad range of sample types, this includes both organic and inorganic analytes as well as polymeric materials.

Falling film evaporators are often used in heat-sensitive products such as milk, fruit juice and pharmaceuticals as the time inside the heated tubes is very low and the materials are unlikely to spoil. Rotary evaporators also work well for these types of materials as samples are heated whilst the boiling points are decreased using a vacuum which is induced by the lab rotary evaporator. The boiling point decreases as the pressure of the liquid is decreased, and the solvent can be vaporized at a lower temperature than the standard boiling point.

Falling film evaporators are also extremely large, requiring a high headroom and meaning that labs need to mindful of how to accommodate them. As the Ecochyll from Ecodyst combines the chiller within the equipment, it has a much smaller footprint and can be used in even small-scale laboratories.

If you are looking to find out more about rotary evaporators and how they are superior to falling film evaporators, contact us today.

Root Sciences Announces Partnership with Ecodyst

Root Sciences and Ecodyst have joined forces to provide hi-speed evaporators to the market for solvent recovery in cannabinoid applications.

Solvent recovery is a common bottleneck in many cannabis processing operations. The unique line of products manufactured by Ecodyst provides single equipment solutions for solvent recovery, decarboxylation, and devolatilization to prepare crude oil for molecular distillation. Their proprietary condenser design enables Ecodyst’s units to be ready-to-use at a moment’s notice. In addition, the ability to fill, drain, and clean without disassembly makes Ecodyst’s systems the preferred solution across a range of scales.

“Prior to the state-of-the-art technology developed by Ecodyst, rotary evaporators were primarily designed using the same engineering concepts for over 60 years. Today, Ecodyst is widely recognized as the market leader in this area, and Root Sciences looks forward to providing their innovative solutions to the cannabis industry as a significant enhancement versus current systems.” -Forrest Didier, Chief Executive Officer, Root Sciences

“We are delighted to be working with Root Sciences. Their reputation for providing premium end-to-end equipment solutions is unmatched, and as Ecodyst continues to modernize the most effective and sought-after ecochyll evaporators on the market, we knew that Root Sciences would be the ideal partner for helping to expand our client base in the hemp and cannabis industries.” -George Adjabeng, Founder & CEO, Ecodyst Inc

About Root Sciences:
Root Sciences is the global leader in the distribution of premium technologies and support services for processing facilities in the hemp and cannabis industries. From large multi-state operators to small-batch craft businesses, Root Sciences provides clients with both premium equipment and consulting expertise to proficiently launch or expand their cannabis operation. For more information about Root Sciences, please visit http://www.rootsciences.com.

About Ecodyst:
Ecodyst is the innovative creator of the modern ecochyll evaporators. Ecodyst’s proprietary smart self-cooling technology revolutionized evaporation and increased efficiency and output while reducing operational costs, footprint, and labor requirements. Ecodyst’s disruptive technology set new standards for solvent recovery and decarboxylation in cannabis extraction. Ecodyst’s product line has a wide range of models, including benchtop systems for chemistry and high capacity industrial models for hemp and cannabis extraction. For information on Ecodyst, visit https://ecodyst.com.

What is the Winterization Process?

Winterization refers to a step in the processing of hemp into a consumer level product. It is one of the most important steps for the creation of a clean product. Winterization extracts elements which are unwanted from hemp such as waxes, fats and lipids. The elements can become cloudy, darker and have an unpleasant taste if winterization does not take place.

How Does Winterization Work?

Winterization begins with a raw extract of crude oil. This is made up of all the crucial elements of the hemp plant, excluding only the plant material. Minor cannabinoids, THC/CBD, terpenes, fats, lipids and waxes all make up this liquid and crude oil extracted by a CO2 machine is light in color, compared to oil which is extracted by alcohol and has a dark appearance.

Crude oil is then added to 200 proof alcohol and is thoroughly stirred until it is totally combined. The alcohol then thins the crude oil and parts of the crude oil remain in the solution and undesirable elements coagulate and freeze meaning they can be filtered out. The mixture will look cloudy ready for filtration.

Following this, the mixture will be strained through paper filters which will remove frozen fats, lipids and waves whilst the THC/CBD oil stays inside the alcohol solution. Filters should catch all of the frozen plant waxes when properly winterized, the filters and waxes can then be discarded and the clean oil is refrozen to go through the process again and ensure that it is 100% clean.

When the undesirable elements have been removed the alcohol is then removed using a rotary evaporator.

What are the Benefits of Winterization

Winterization is a critical step in the creation of a high purity extract. Fats and lipids dilute cannabinoid fraction and lower the purity levels. The presence of fats can also mean that the distillate is less transparent which decreases its value and can cause poor taste.

Types of Extraction and the Impact of Winterization

Cold ethanol is the optimum extraction method for minimizing fats in extract. Less fat will be pulled from the plant the more cold it is. BHO extraction will pick up a moderate amount of fats and the cloudiness will increase. CO2 extraction will pull the highest amount of fats from a plant.

The best practice is to use 10 liters of ethanol for each liter of crude extract. 190 proof ethanol is usually better than pure ethanol as it is cheaper and has 5% water which means it is more polar. This is well-suited for winterization as cannabinoids are soluble at cold temperatures whereas the waxes are not.

Ecodyst® has pioneered table-top and industrial-scale high-speed evaporators which are used in laboratory and commercial settings. Using a disruptive refrigerated cooling technology, our evaporators offer eco-friendly and effective self-cooling metal or Teflon-coated condensers that create new standards for winterization. To find out more, contact us today.

Alumnus donates Laboratory Equipment

The School of Physical Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences of the University of Cape Coast, has held a ceremony to unveil Rotovaps Laboratory equipment donated by Mr. George Adjabeng, an Alumnus of the School and Chief Executive Officer of Ecodyst, Inc.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh thanked the College for connecting and engaging with its alumni. She said “It is very important for us to reach out to other stakeholders to support us so that we can engage in our core business very well to develop the human manpower for the nation and beyond.” She expressed gratitude to Mr. Adjabeng saying, “On behalf of Management, I convey appreciation from the whole University to a son of this great institution.” She noted that it was rewarding and refreshing whenever the University receives presentations from alumni: “It tells us that we did a good job and the student remembers what we did to make him what he is today.” She took the opportunity to remind current students of the University to continue to keep their relationship with the institution after completion. She added that the equipment would be put to good use for the benefit of the students in the School. She further entreated faculty, students, and all who would use the equipment to take good care of it as a way of showing appreciation to the donor.

The Head of the Department of Chemistry, Prof. Victor Y. A. Barko, expressed profound appreciation to Mr. George Adjabeng for the donation and noted that the equipment would enhance research and lab work in the Department. Representing Mr. Adjabeng at the ceremony to donate the Laboratory equipment was Dr. Isaac Asiamah, also an Alumnus of the School of Physical Sciences.

Mr. George Adjabeng is the Founder, Lead Designer & CEO of Ecodyst, Inc. Ecodyst is a company that is speeding up the drug discovery process through the design, manufacture, and distribution of intelligent self-cooling modern Rotovaps that do not require water, dry ice, or external glycol chiller. This eliminates the additional operational cost and shortens the dry down time for samples. Ecodyst donates at least one piece of equipment each year and the University of Cape Coast was selected to receive the Rotovaps equipment worth over USD 15,000 this year.

A Brief Guide to Cannabis Decarboxylation

Cannabis and hemp have been illegal across many parts of the world for many years, however in recent years the legalities have been gradually changing across the globe. Wholesale legislative changes have taken place in the USA and Canada, shifting an illicit, illegal market into a legitimate, multi-billion dollar industry.

Products which are based on cannabinoid extractions are increasing in value significantly. CBD oil in particular is finding popularity as a medicinal and therapeutic product and one of the key areas of debate in the sale of CBD products is that of virgin versus decarb CBD oil.

What is Decarboxylation?

Decarboxylation is a critical process in cannabis production and consumption. It occurs when cannabis is cured, allowing the THCA (Tetrachydrocannabinolic Acid) or CBDA (Cannabidolic Acid) inside cannabis buds to be converted to THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) or CBD (cannabidol). This process is a chemical reaction which removes a carboxyl group with heat or chemicals.

The Process of Decarboxylation

Traditionally, solvent recovery and decarboxylation systems are complicated, modular setups which are made up of a number of interconnected instruments. Decarboxylation traditionally needs a large reactor with a chiller, another chiller for the condenser, and a vacuum pump. This is to decarboxylate over long periods of around 8-10 hours.

Other decarboxylation equipment such as vacuum ovens take even longer, between 14 and 24 hours and has a limited capacity. These setups are both large, taking up greater space in workplaces and are expensive, requiring intervention from users to ensure the greatest results are yielded.

Decarboxylation systems which have a reactor and chiller take a long time due to the use of thermal fluid to heat extracts to the correct decarb temperature. Using this method takes a long time as it leads to inefficient heat transfer and heat loss.

Decarboxylation Solutions from Ecodyst

At Ecodyst, we are experts in organic chemistry and have created a new evaporation system which can be used in both solvent recovery and decarboxylation. Our software uses direct-cooling technology in conjunction with continuous feeds to preserve vacuum conditions across the entire extraction process. Our EcoChyll® range out performs traditional decarboxylation systems in many ways.

Not only are decarboxylation solutions from Ecodyst cheaper than the traditional solutions, but the EcoChyll® line is able to decarb comparable amounts of cannabis oils in less than two hours. This is largely due to the efficient heating mantle design that can get to optimal decarboxylation temperatures in a few minutes whilst keeping a steady heat.

This heating mantle means that our actual volume evaporators and the EcoChyll® intelligent self-cooling technology only need a single action to start continuous decarboxylation of large amounts of sample materials at extraordinary scales.

Ecodyst offers evaporation systems appropriate for all levels of cannabis decarboxylation. If you would like to find out more about our products, contact us today.

The Benefits of Ecodyst Lab Rotary Evaporators

Evaporation is used by laboratory rotary evaporators to efficiently and gently remove solvents from a variety of sample types. This includes both inorganic and organic analytes and polymeric materials.

A sample is heated while its boiling point is simultaneously decreased by a vacuum that is induced by the lab rotary evaporator. The boiling point reduces when the pressure of the liquid is decreased, and the solvent can be vaporized at a much lower temperature than its normal boiling point.

This is what makes rotary evaporation an extremely economical and efficient process.

EcoChyll lab rotary evaporators from Ecodyst

Ecodyst’s EcoChyll lab rotary evaporators are at the cutting-edge of the evaporative process producing the first lab rotary evaporators that use metal condensers.

The refrigeration line of the devices can be connected directly to the condenser coils because metal is more conductive and stronger than glass. Ecodyst’s range is very efficient, which ensures that more vapor substance is condensed.

EcoChyll X7 and X9 and other large-scale EcoChyll models can carry up to 200 liters in just one solvent recovery process, meaning a reduced amount of mechanization for rates of solvent recovery is needed, and less manpower is required for each evaporation.

A large rotovap from Ecodyst

At the other end of the scale are the EcoChyll S and hydrogen designed small-scale (benchtop) evaporation up to 5 liters where space is a high priority.

These innovative devices have intelligent self-cooling condenser technology that is both extremely fast and very efficient at condensing vapors, including aqueous solvents.

Both EcoChyll S and hydrogen achieve rapid cool down, reaching -40C in 60 seconds, and are always available, successfully increasing productivity, eliminating downtime, and saving money and time.

As a highly efficient, plug-and-play condenser, EcoChyll S upgrades any benchtop rotovap by replacing dry ice, traditional water or glycol chiller condensers.

The Hydrogen is a powerful, small-footprint, plug-and-play rotovap, with intelligent self-cooling, invented for scientists by scientists. It has superior advantages, such as extremely quick rates of evaporation and a large cooling survey area condenser, allowing scientists to focus on more complex tasks.

Lab rotary evaporators that are more environmentally friendly

Ecodyst’s lab rotary evaporators can by-pass cooling systems that use undesirable methods and materials and consume a large amount of energy, making evaporation by EcoChyll more environmentally friendly.

They are an energy-efficient alternative to traditional lab rotary evaporators, which utilize thousands of gallons of tap water per year, use large amounts of energy cooling antifreeze, or waste dry ice.

Lab rotary evaporators that are more cost-effective

The industrial-scale lab rotary evaporators from Ecodyst do not make use of expensive rotary motor mechanisms, making them the cost-effective option. The EcoChyll® X3 and X5 medium-scale lab rotary evaporator systems (12 to 22 liters), for example, are an extremely efficient alternative to all existing evaporator technologies.

The same intelligent self-cooling metallic condenser technology as other instruments in the EcoChyll range is at the core of the cost-effective X5, which features a single condenser in a space-friendly yet robust unit. The X5 reduces costs in the long term by saving both manpower and time.

Ecodyst’s lab rotary evaporators minimize waste, as well as the costs deriving from the use of water or dry ice, resulting in almost no operational costs associated with these models.

Ecodyst’s lab rotary evaporators are easy to use and more convenient

The EcoChyll consumer-driven lab rotary evaporator range is easy to use, with no large evaporation vessels which need to be removed. Developed with the aim of increasing the efficiency of users’ experiences, this consumer-driven range drives down costs.

Lab rotary evaporators from Ecodyst are sustainable, practical and cost-effective. If you would like to find out more, contact us today.

About Ecodyst


Ecodyst was founded in 2014 by George Adjabeng and Kwabena Williams. Both had a desire to provide chemistry labs with the best solutions possible to maximize productivity at a lower cost, while also creating a safer workplace environment. Ecodyst’s rotovaps improve upon every aspect of the process, providing better samples exponentially faster and more efficiently without exposing the chemist to health hazards such as carbon dioxide and frostbite.

Ecodyst’s disruptive technology will ultimately set new standards for laboratories worldwide and facilitate unprecedented discoveries in countless fields of research. The revolutionary EcoChyll® is already in use by top chemists and laboratories at major universities in the United States, and it’s only the beginning. George and Kwabena’s hopes are that faster, safer rotovaps will lead to more discoveries and lives saved in the process.

Source: https://www.news-medical.net/whitepaper/20210401/The-Benefits-of-Ecodyst-Lab-Rotary-Evaporators.aspx?PreviewCode=b4eea085-0bd3-4542-9fa7-635b306cd049

5 Innovative Applications of Industrial Rotary Evaporators

Industrial rotary evaporators (also known as rotovaps) are devices which are used to gently and efficiently remove solvents from samples via evaporation. They are typically used to remove solvents from a sample of a mixture of chemical compounds.

Industrial rotary evaporators use a vacuum to lower a compounds boiling point whilst the sample is heated. This allows the solvent to be vaporized at a lower temperature than the standard boiling point.

Industrial rotary evaporators have many uses and this article will outline a selection of the most common uses.

Molecular Gastronomy

Molecular gastronomy is the scientific discipline which focuses on physical and chemical transitions which take place during cooking. Industrial rotary evaporators are used in gastronomy for the preparation of distillates and extracts. Industrial rotary evaporators are used for concentrating non-volatile components in a mixture, to create the strongest and purest flavor.

Biofuel Extractions

Industrial rotary evaporators are also finding increasing use in biofuel extractions as it becomes more and more popular as a sustainable energy source. Most biofuels are complex combinations of volatile components including a natural substance combined with a highly reactive reagent and an acidic catalyst.

Industrial rotary evaporators are used for extractions in biofuel research and development, isolating and purifying biomass components which are considered practical for energy generation.

Cannabis and Hemp

Decarboxylation is well-known across the globe as the most reliable and efficient way of extracting high level substance samples with strong potency. Industrial rotary evaporators are used for decarboxylation of cannabis on a wide scale.

Industrial rotary evaporators meet the requirements of high purity ethanol and rotary evaporators for cannabinoid and terpene extraction. When used alongside advanced solvent extraction and distillation processes, raw cannabis and crude cannabis yield shatter, THCA crystals or THCA-rich oral formulations.

Overall, rotary evaporators lead to one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly manners of removing a volatile solvent from a non-volatile sample. As the solvent is recoverable and reusable, it decreases waste and overhead expenditure.

Working with Hydrochloric Acid (HCl)

Industrial rotary evaporators are often used for synthesizing and purifying organic molecules when hydrochloric acid is used as the reagent. HCl is preferential over other acids, however the removal of excess acid from samples can be problematic, causing adverse effects to equipment and to the outcome of the experiment.

Using industrial rotary evaporators to remove excess acid can be beneficial as it does not require the acid to be heated.

Alcohol Industry and Mixology

Industrial rotary evaporators find use in the alcohol industry to create and distill flavors for infusing in alcoholic drinks. Volatile flavors are extracted from mixtures gently at low temperatures such as herbs and fruit without needing to heat the mixture up. This creates a more concentrated flavor to add to cocktails and other alcoholic beverages.

To learn more about the applications of industrial rotary evaporators, contact our team today.

 

The Basics of Continuous Evaporation Systems

What is a Continuous Evaporation System?

Evaporation is a process which separates a liquid from a solid by vaporization or boiling. Evaporation concentrates a solution of a solute and a solvent, usually water, creating a more viscous liquid product. It is often used in food processing, pharmaceuticals, and chemical industries to create liquid concentrates.

Evaporation differs from drying and dehydration as the desired product is a liquid rather than a solid. It differs from distillation as the remaining solution, rather than the condensed evaporate, is the valuable product. Evaporation can either be carried out in a batch process or a continuous process, which this blog will be focusing on.

How Does a Continuous Evaporation System Work?

Every evaporator is made up of two sections, a heating section called a steam chest and a vapor/liquid separation section. Both sections are usually inside a single vessel however the heating section can also be external.

Liquids have a boiling and evaporation point based on their composition and this means that if a solution has more than one liquid within it, each element will evaporate at different points. Using an evaporation system, chemists are able to extract specific compounds from blends by slowly increasing the temperature to set points using rotovaps.

A continuous evaporation is a version of regular, multi-stage evaporation processing which has a continuous feed and product stream with concentrations remaining constant. For a successful, continuous evaporation to be maintained, all the inner components should be able to function interdependently. Continuous evaporation units must be able to heat, separate, cool, and store substances without creating unnecessary waste or overusing critical energy sources.

Applications of Continuous Evaporation Systems

Continuous evaporations are used in a broad range of applications across a variety of research areas for solvent recovery. Evaporation is the best-suited method of extraction for compounds which have a high value.

One area where continuous evaporation systems are invaluable for elemental extraction is within the field of cannabinoid purification. Cannabis is made up of many compounds which are of interest to researchers. Each of these elements has a differing method of action and extraction and purification of cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) is critical for the success of a product and its abilities to meet regulations.

Continuous Evaporation Systems from Ecodyst

Ecodyst has been at the forefront of innovation for evaporators, with our table-top and industrial-scale high-speed evaporators which are used in laboratories and commercial settings. Ecodyst’s system employs a disruptive refrigerated cooling technology and offer an eco-friendly, efficient self-cooling metal or Teflon-coated condenser.

All of Ecodyst’s continuous evaporator units are made up of continuous inlet feed valves for autonomous operation without interruption. Our continuous evaporation units have higher levels of activity than batch evaporation systems, with inactive intervals between processes and periods of downtime are eliminated as there is no need for stopping and starting.

Continuous evaporation systems can achieve prolonged processing temperatures in their heating and cooling sections due to the ongoing nature of the operation. This means that requisite thermal levels can be regulated at the optimum level for highly-efficient heat transfer temperatures.

If you would like to learn more about Ecodyst’s continuous evaporation systems simply contact us today.

 

Ecodyst Hydrogen Rotary Evaporator

For many years, rotary evaporators (rotovaps) have been a standard in laboratories and industries that perform chemistry, such as laboratories in the pharmaceutical, chemical, life science, materials, environmental and cannabis sectors.

The main applications are solvent recycling, extractions, sample concentration and isolation of solvent mixtures.

Rotovaps consist of a heating fluid bath, rotating motor, evaporating flask, condenser, collection flask, and the vacuum source. Conventional rotovap condensers require external sources of cooling materials such as dry ice, liquid nitrogen, water or glycol. Glycol requires additional recirculating chiller equipment, which is often bulky, heavy, and inefficient, which often restricts their extensive use.

For decades, the conventional rotovaps have also been characterized by unreliability, associated operational costs, inefficient vapor trapping, exposure to carbon dioxide gas from dry ice and dangerous solvent mixtures, health implications of frostbite and environmentally unfriendly.

Using a proprietary and innovative self-cooling technology, Ecodyst has revolutionized the rotovap to be more efficient, to have a smaller footprint, to have greater output, and to be less costly to operate as compared with traditional methods. This disruptive technology has set new standards worldwide for rotary evaporators.

The proprietary modern intelligent self-cooling technology from Ecodyst boosts productivity and prevents downtime. Its refrigerated cooling condenser offers a paradigm shift and sets a new benchmark for cooling down specimens without the use of standard coolants, like glycol, dry ice, or water, thus preventing the significant sources of material waste linked to conventional rotovaps.

The multipurpose hydrogen from Ecodyst is reliable, sustainable, energy-efficient and eco-friendly. This contemporary rotovap also delivers excellent performance, has a smaller footprint, features a huge cooling survey area, is more economical to operate and decreases evaporation time, which enables researchers to pay attention to more difficult tasks.

Listed below are competitive benefit features of Ecodyst Modern Rotovaps

  1. Small footprint
  2. Smart self-cooling condenser
  3. Faster rates of evaporation
  4. Condenser is always available
  5. High levels of productivity
  6. No external chiller or dry ice
  7. Eco-friendly
  8. No associated operational expenses
  9. Conserves water and eliminates water bills
  10. Pays for itself within three to five years

The contemporary rotovap is a complete technology that includes the following

Key Features

  • Built-in condenser offers the required cooling temperature
  • Chemically-resistant condenser coils with a huge surface area
  • Includes a 5-L heating bath with a broad temperature range from room temperature to 180 °C. Water/oil heating mode can be altered only through a switch
  • Digital display of rotation speed, cooling and heating temperatures enables optimal control of all distillation procedures
  • Automatic motor lift transports the evaporating flask to a secured position in the event of power failure
  • Speed ranges from 20 to 280 rpm, and interval operation in both anticlockwise and clockwise directions are available for the drying process
  • Overheating protection temperature at 220 °C
  • Remote function enables data transmission and PC control
  • Ejection mechanism makes it easy to remove the evaporating flask
  • Highly chemical-resistant double stainless steel spring sealing ring sealed with PTFE offers a superior sealing performance

Technical Data of Ecodyst Hydrogen

Voltage/Frequency

100-120/200-240 V 50/60 Hz

Hydrogen Cooling Capacity

Table 1. Source: Ecodyst

Specifications of Rotovap Components

Table 2. Source: Ecodyst

Source: https://www.news-medical.net/Ecodyst-Hydrogen-Rotary-Evaporator

What Makes Ecochyll Lab Rotary Evaporators So Special?

Laboratory rotary evaporators use evaporation to gently and efficiently remove solvents from various sample types including both organic and inorganic analytes, as well as polymeric materials. The lab rotary evaporator induces a vacuum to decrease a sample’s boiling point whilst it is simultaneously heated. When liquid pressure decreases, the boiling point reduces and the solvent can be vaporized at a much lower temperature than its standard boiling point. This is what makes rotary evaporation an extremely economical and efficient process.

EcoChyll Lab Rotary Evaporators from Ecodyst

EcoChyll lab rotary evaporators from Ecodyst are at the cutting-edge of evaporative process producing the first lab rotary evaporators that use metal condensers. As metal is stronger and more conductive than glass, it means devices can have a refrigeration line that is directly connected to the condenser coils. Ecodyst’s range is also are extremely efficient, ensuring that a larger amount of vapor substance is condensed efficiently.

A large rotovap from Ecodyst

Large-scale EcoChyll models such as EcoChyll X7 and X9 can carry up to 200 liters in just one solvent recovery process. This subsequently results in less manpower needed for each evaporation and a reduced amount of mechanization for rates of solvent recovery.

At the other end of the scale are the EcoChyll S and hydrogen designed small-scale (benchtop) evaporation up to 5-liters where space is a high priority. These are innovative devices equipped with intelligent self-cooling condenser technology that are extremely fast and efficient at condensing vapors including aqueous solvents. Both EcoChyll S and hydrogen achieve rapid cool down (reaches -40C in 60 seconds) and are always available, which eliminates downtime, increases productivity, and saves time and money.

EcoChyll S is a plug-and-play highly efficient condenser that upgrades any benchtop rotovap by replacing traditional water, dry ice or glycol chiller condensers.

A small rotovap from EcodystHydrogen is a powerful, small footprint and intelligent self-cooling modern rotovap invented for scientists by scientists. Additionally, this modern rotovap has superior advantages, has a large cooling survey area condenser, and extremely fast rates of evaporation. The Hydrogen is a plug-and-play rotovap that allows scientists to focus on more complex tasks.

 

Lab Rotary Evaporators that are More Environmentally Friendly

The lab rotary evaporators from Ecodyst are able to by-pass cooling systems that consume a large amount of energy and use undesirable methods and materials. This means that evaporation by EcoChyll are more environmentally friendly. They are also extremely energy efficient compared to traditional lab rotary evaporators, which use large amounts of energy cooling antifreeze, running thousands of gallons of tap water a year, or wasting dry ice.

Lab Rotary Evaporators that are More Cost-Effective

The industrial-scale lab rotary evaporators from Ecodyst are more cost-effective as they do not use an expensive rotary motor mechanism. For example, the EcoChyll® X3 and X5 medium-scale lab rotary evaporator systems (12 to 22 liters) are a highly efficient alternative to all existing evaporator technologies. The X5 is constructed around the same intelligent self-cooling metallic condenser technology as other instruments in the EcoChyll range and features a single condenser in a robust, space-friendly unit, whilst being extremely cost-effective. These lab rotary evaporators also save time and manpower, saving costs in the long term.

Lab rotary evaporators from Ecodyst also minimize waste and the costs deriving from the use of water or dry ice. There are almost no operational costs associated with these models.

Ecodyst’s Lab Rotary Evaporators are Easy to Use and More Convenient

The EcoChyll lab rotary evaporator range is easy to use as it does not have large evaporation vessels which need to be removed. This range is consumer-driven, aimed at increasing efficiency of users’ experiences and thus driving down overall costs.

Lab rotary evaporators from Ecodyst are practical, sustainable and cost-effective. If you would like to find out more, contact us today.