Understanding Continuous Evaporation Units

Evaporation is a unit operation that separates the individual components in a solution via heat transfer and resultant vaporization. The purpose of evaporation is to extract and concentrate segments of a solution, achieving greater properties of power and potency for each fraction.

The Evaporation and Extraction Process

Liquids have characteristic boiling and evaporation points based on their molecular composition. Therefore, solutions comprising a complex mixture of different elements evaporate in steps. Chemists can extract specific compounds from liquid mixtures by gradually ramping up the temperature to set points, using specialized evaporation units known as rotovaps. Evaporation begins when substances in the liquid reach a temperature just below their requisite boiling point. Vapors can then be recollected as high purity condensates.

Industry-Specific Uses of Evaporation Units

Evaporation is widely employed in a range of research areas and applications for solvent recovery. Whenever there is a valuable commodity contained within another substance, evaporation is pointed to as the preferred process of retraction.

Another industry-specific example of expert elemental extraction includes cannabinoid purification. Cannabis contains numerous compounds of interest, each with complex – and often conflicting – pharmacokinetic mechanisms of action. Extracting and purifying distinct cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), is subsequently essential to product success and/or regulatory compliance.

An Introduction to Continuous Evaporation

Continuous evaporation is simply a non-stop version of regular multi-stage evaporation processing in which the feed and product streams are continuous, and their concentrations remain constant.

At Ecodyst, all our continuous evaporator units comprise continuous inlet feed valves for uninterrupted and autonomous operation. Along with our automatic self-cooling condensers that require no user intervention after initiation, our capability to supply continual evaporation and extraction is made possible.

To sustain a successful stream of evaporation, all of the inner workings must function interdependently. Virtually any continuous evaporation unit must possess the ability to heat, separate, cool, and store solvents and substances, striving to avoid unnecessary waste or overuse of vital energy sources.

The Benefits of Continuous Evaporation

Like any continuous process, our evaporation units enjoy higher levels of productivity than other systems. Therefore, inactive intervals between processes and spells of downtime are almost eradicated. As the procedure doesn’t have to be repeatedly halted and re-initiated, the various parts and stages can be monitored by fewer members of staff. This reduces the cost of labor and operation.

Owing to its ongoing operation, continuous evaporation can achieve prolonged processing temperatures in its heating and cooling sections. This helps to regulate the requisite thermal levels deemed optimal for the most efficient heat-transfer temperatures. Contact a member of the Ecodyst team today to learn more.

SP Industries Announces Partnership Agreement with Ecodyst to Distribute Single Sample Evaporation Systems

SP Industries (SP) CEO Brian Larkin has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Ecodyst (NC, USA). In making the announcement Larkin stated, “This new partnership enables our SP Genevac brand to be the comprehensive, one-stop-shop for all evaporation solutions. Ecodyst’s revolutionary single sample evaporator line complements our SP Genevac world-renowned centrifugal evaporators for parallel sample evaporation and together lets us work with customers more effectively to help streamline and accelerate the drug discovery process.”

George Adjabeng, CEO of Ecodyst commented, “Ecodyst is passionate about the innovative devices that we bring to the laboratory equipment industry and have emerged as an innovative leader and creator of high quality, high capacity single evaporator technology. This new partnership with SP is a significant milestone for Ecodyst and it will enable us to make these products available to more customers worldwide.”

During sample preparation, evaporation is used if samples need to be dried prior to analysis. If there is just one sample, a single sample evaporation system is used, and Ecodyst offers a full range of single sample evaporators from benchtop to industrial models, all offering their self-cooling condenser technology for maximum efficiency, sample quality and lower environmental impact. When multiple samples need drying, SP Genevac parallel centrifugal evaporators eliminate the solvent drying bottleneck in the drug discovery and synthetic organic chemistry laboratory. These systems, which come equipped with Genevac Dri-Pure patented anti-bumping technology, range from bench-top to high throughput scale and have been proven capable of removing even the most difficult solvent mixtures without compromising sample purity or integrity.

Larkin added: “We are excited to partner with a like-minded organization that approaches product design with a keen understanding of the needs and challenges facing today’s customers. Having a broader offering that includes single sample evaporators is particularly relevant for those engaged in pharmaceutical and cannabis sample preparation workflows. The SP team is looking forward to working with our customers to provide them with the best solution for their requirements in conjunction with the unparalleled service and lifetime applications support that have led to SP Genevac being the recognized market leader.”

For further information on the expanded SP Genevac range of sample evaporation systems for single or multiple sample drying visit www.spscientific.com/Genevac or contact SP Scientific at +1-800-523-2327 (+44-1473-240000 in Europe).

Editor’s notes

About SP Industries

SP Industries, Inc. (SP), is a leading global provider of state-of-the-art fill-finish drug manufacturing solutions, laboratory equipment, research, pilot and production freeze dryers, laboratory supplies and specialty glassware. SP’s products support research and production across diverse end user markets including pharmaceutical, scientific, industrial, aeronautic, semiconductor and healthcare. Our flagship brands Bel-Art, FTS, Genevac, Hotpack, Hull, i-Dositecno, VirTis, Wilmad-LabGlass and Ableware offer best in class product solutions that make a difference in people’s lives and together represent over 400 years of experience, quality and innovation. SP Industries is headquartered in Warminster, Pennsylvania with production facilities in the USA and Europe. For more information on SP, visit www.scientificproducts.com.

About Ecodyst

Ecodyst, Inc., designs, develops, manufactures and sells new generation evaporator line of products based on its innovative and patented technologies. Using a proprietary and innovative direct self-cooling condenser technology, Ecodyst has evolved the single sample evaporator to be more efficient, to have expanded capacity, and to be less costly to operate as compared with traditional rotary evaporators. Ecodyst now offers specialized single sample evaporator instruments for all manner of evaporative objectives, from small-scale to industrial scale that include benchtop rotary evaporators to 200-liter evaporators. Ecodyst also offers efficient condenser systems for process reactors and falling film evaporators. Ecodyst is headquartered in Apex, North Carolina. For more information on Ecodyst, visit www.ecodyst.com.


Source: https://www.spindustries.com/news/news_20200723.html

Accelerating the Path to Discovery®

Ecodyst announce that Tiffany Cauthen has joined the team as Customer Service and Sales Manager.

Tiffany is a Graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Upon graduating she worked as a quality control chemist for an international flavors and fragrance company. Although Tiffany enjoyed laboratory bench work her outgoing personality drove her to a career in sales.

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Drawbacks of Conventional Rotovaps

Fractionation is an important separation process where a heterogeneous substance (i.e. a solution) is subjected to a phase transition then divided into several smaller quantities based on a compositional gradient. This exploits the differential properties of varying analytes within the mixture. Rotary evaporators, or rotovaps, operate on these very principles.

In a typical rotovap setup, a liquid solution is contained in a flask suspended in a heated water bath. The mixture begins to evaporate as its temperature increases. By carefully controlling the thermal gradient, it is possible to isolate and extract compounds from the mixture based on their specific boiling points.

Pioneering rotovap technology first emerged in the 1950s, and though it has proven essential for numerous analytical and commercial laboratory processes, its limitations are beginning to show. At Ecodyst, we have developed a novel alternative to conventional rotovap systems, based on a proprietary direct-cooling method and tankless evaporation. In this article, we aim to explore some of the drawbacks of conventional rotary evaporators to explain why a new technique was needed.

Rotovaps are Expensive

The first thing to bear in mind is that there are three primary types of rotary evaporators on the market, and none of them are cheap. Initial installation alone can be a barrier to entry, while ongoing running costs associated with water, dry ice, or antifreeze bills can be astronomical – ranging up to $7000 depending on the scale of your operation.

Rotary Evaporators are Environmentally Unfriendly

All three rotovap forms are environmentally unfriendly, with high volumes of material waste and large supply chain carbon footprints. Dry ice production is energy-intensive, and the environmental cost of transportation is significant, while antifreeze systems are inefficient with frequent spills representing a threat to the environment.

Rotovaps are Labour Intensive

Few rotary evaporators can be left unattended for significant periods, requiring near-constant operator intervention to ensure processes run smoothly and safely. This can be fatal for large scale extractions where time spent monitoring equipment directly translates into lost productivity thus loss of opportunity. Antifreeze rotovaps are also notoriously slow at reaching operational states, while dry ice systems are subject to frequent downtime due to rapid coolant evaporation.

Rotary Evaporators Take Up Space

Even budget rotovaps have a large footprint, which may be a barrier to entry for small-to-medium-sized laboratories conducting multiple experiment types in one shared space. The problem with rotary evaporators taking up so much space is that they typically only perform a single function, and greater versatility comes at the cost of laboratory workspace. An antifreeze rotovap, for example, needs an additional chiller.

The Ecodyst Alternative

At Ecodyst, we recognized the need for an eco-conscious rotovap system that addresses the changing needs of modern laboratories. We developed the EcoChyll® range of direct cooling evaporators to provide a solution that is convenient, easy-to-use, and environmentally friendly, without ever compromising on performance. Our systems can be left unattended to free up scientists’ time and are available in a range of formats to suit laboratories of all scales and sizes.

If you would like more information about our ground-breaking product range, simply contact a member of the Ecodyst team today.


What are Rotary Evaporators?

Organic chemistry concerns the study and preparation of carbon-based compounds. This often involves the induction of finely-tuned reactions to enable the observation of specific compositions, properties, and structures. Rotary evaporation is a ubiquitous technique in organic laboratories, providing the means for a range of test objectives – primarily distillation and solvent recovery.

What is a Rotovap?

Rotary evaporators, sometimes abbreviated to rotovaps, are complex instrumental systems used in both analytical and preparative organic chemistry. They can help users fractionate liquid-phase mixtures to characterize their composition or to purify specific compounds of interest. The applications of rotary evaporators are subsequently varied, empowering chemists in biotechnology, consumer goods manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and more. Yet, as the demands of organic chemistry labs have increased, the pitfalls of conventional rotary evaporation have only become more apparent.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Rotary Evaporators

A rotary evaporator is used to remove solvents from a mixture through evaporation. The trick is to reduce pressure in the system so that analytes will evaporate at temperatures below their boiling points at atmospheric pressure. This involves the use of multiple interconnected instruments and accessories, including a rotating container flask which is suspended in a water bath and connected via a hermetic feed to a condenser tube. Receiving flasks are then typically used to collect condensate materials.

The advantage of this rotary evaporator setup is that it is specifically designed for the desired function. However, the apparatus has a noticeably large footprint, particularly considering that the apparatus is engineered for a single job. This represents extremely poor economy from a space-saving and lab flexibility perspective.

A Viable Alternative to Rotovaps

As commercial organic laboratories continue to grow in size and stature, the demand for higher throughput evaporation systems is rising commensurately. At Ecodyst, we envisaged an alternative to the large format rotary evaporators of the past, changing the unwieldy last-gen technology and compounding all the critical components of an efficient evaporation system into a user-friendly instrument.

The EcoChyll® line of evaporators is based on pioneering technology in direct-cooling. Our aim was to produce a series of products for organic chemistry labs of all sizes. We now offer specialized instruments for all manner of evaporative objectives, from small-scale fractionations of environmental samples to industrial-scale preparation of cannabis extracts.

If you would like more information about why the ground-breaking EcoChyll® range is superior to traditional rotary evaporators, simply contact a member of the Ecodyst team today.

Decarboxylation: Choosing the Right Evaporator

After decades of prohibition, cannabis and hemp legislation is gradually relaxing around the world. Wholesale legislative changes in Canada and the US have transformed an illicit market into a legitimate, multi-billion dollar industry in just a few short years. Products based on cannabinoid extractions have become high-value commodities, particularly cannabidiol (CBD) oils which are marketed as medicinal and therapeutic.

The rate of change in the cannabis and hemp industry is extremely rapid, with growers and retailers alike vying for a competitive edge in an already over-saturated market. One of the key dichotomies in the sale of CBD products is that of raw versus decarb CBD oil.

Decarboxylation is an inherent process in cannabis consumption. In laboratory settings, it describes specific methods of extracting desired natural compounds from the plant. This article aims to explore the process of decarbing cannabis in more depth, while offering some insights into choosing the right system for decarboxylation.

What is Decarboxylation?

In cannabis extraction process, decarboxylation, often shortened to decarb, refers to the transformation of the THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid) or CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid) into THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) or CBD (cannabidiol), respectively via heating and drying. Decarboxylation in scientific terms is a type of chemical reaction removing a carboxyl group either with heat and/or chemicals.

Conventional Decarboxylation Instruments

Traditional solvent recovery and decarboxylation systems are complex, modular setups comprising several interconnected instruments. Decarboxylation alone requires a bulky reactor with a chiller, an additional chiller for the condenser, and a vacuum pump, to decarb cannabis over extended periods (8 – 10 hours). Other decarb equipment such as vacuum ovens take significantly longer (14-24 hours) with limited capacity.  These expensive setups have large workplace footprints and demand consistent operator intervention to get the greatest value results. Why do reactor/chiller decarb systems take a long time to decarb? It is because using thermal fluid to heat the extract to optimal decarb temperature (250oF or 121oC) takes a long time due to inefficient heat transfer and heat lose.

Leading-Edge Decarb Evaporators

At Ecodyst®, we have leveraged our expertise in organic chemistry in the development of a unique evaporation system for solvent recovery and decarboxylation. Using pioneering direct-cooling technology and continuous feeds to maintain vacuum conditions throughout extraction processes. The EcoChyll® range exceeds traditional decarb systems on virtually every front.

Available at a lower up-front price point with consistently greater returns on investment in virtually every respect, the EcoChyll® line can decarb comparable volumes of cannabis oils in just under 2 hours. This is possible through our efficient heating mantle design that reaches optimal decarb temps in matter of minutes and maintain heat. With efficient heating mantle, our actual volume evaporators and the world’s most efficient EcoChyll® intelligent self-cooling technology require just a single action to initiate continuous decarboxylation of high volumes of sample materials at unprecedented scales.

From the 200L capacity EcoChyll® X9 to the medium-scale 12L EcoChyll® X3, Ecodyst provides evaporation systems suitable for every level of cannabis decarboxylation. Sovlent recovery with in situ decarb that saves significant extraction process time is a desirable feature most extraction processors desire. Contact us today for more information.

How One Entrepreneur Is Making Rotary Evaporators Cool Again

Rotary evaporators, which chemists fondly refer to as rotovaps, are used to swirl a sample in a round-bottom flask like a wine connoisseur swirls an expensive glass of Bordeaux. But instead of trying to draw out the bouquet and taste as a connoisseur would for wine, chemists use rotovaps to remove solvents from a completed organic reaction, leaving the desired product behind.

Commercialized in 1957 by the Swiss company Büchi, the vacuum-assisted devices turn sample flasks in heated baths to draw out solvent vapors through a series of tubes. The condensed solvents can be disposed of or reused, and the samples left behind go on for further analysis.

Rotovaps populate the benches in academic, life sciences, forensic, and materials research labs. Dependable workhorses of organic chemistry, they haven’t changed much in the past half-century. But now George Adjabeng, a medicinal chemist from Ghana with an entrepreneurial flair, has developed a rotovap accessory called the EcoChyll that he says will make rotovaps more efficient and ultimately less costly to operate.

The EcoChyll is a refrigerated cooling device that attaches to a rotovap and is meant to condense solvent vapors removed from a sample. Plug in the unit and set it up in place of a traditional water-cooled or dry-ice condenser, and the unit can cool down to –20 °C in less than one minute. It also doesn’t need constant monitoring, Adjabeng says.

“It’s always available and ready to go,” says Adjabeng, who recently got a degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He started his firm, called Ecodyst, two years ago with his friend Kwabena Williams, a manufacturing executive.

Many labs depend on glass condensers filled with dry ice to liquefy solvent vapors. In other cases, labs use a spiral-wound glass tube filled with water drawn from the tap to cool down the condenser. Once used, the water goes down the drain.

Current refrigeration-based systems cool down a mixture of antifreeze and water externally and circulate it through a spiral glass tube chiller. They go only as low as –10 °C, Adjabeng says, and take as much as a half-hour to cool.

What’s different about the EcoChyll is that the unit’s condenser contains a refrigerant-filled copper coil surrounded by a proprietary metallic alloy to prevent solvent attack. By putting refrigerant-filled coils inside, the EcoChyll condenser cools more efficiently and rapidly than does a water-based system, according to Ecodyst, and can go as low as –40 °C.

“No one thought of doing that before,” Adjabeng says. Ecodyst now has one patent issued on its approach and three more pending, he says.

Adjabeng points to additional advantages of the condenser he has developed. Condensers that cool with a continuous flow of tap water are wasteful. Labs dependent on dry-ice-cooled condensers require a dependable source of dry ice and constant monitoring. “Dry ice evaporates very quickly,” he says. And because glass is a poor conductor of heat, “you don’t get the full benefit of the dry ice,” he adds.

Adjabeng’s experience with rotovaps started at Ghana’s University of Cape Coast. After graduating in 2001, he received an M.S. degree in organic chemistry from Ontario’s Brock University and went to work for Roche in California. From 2004 to 2011, he worked for GlaxoSmithKline in North Carolina where he was a discoverer of Tafinlar, a drug that treats advanced melanoma.

“I used rotovaps while I was in school and at work,” Adjabeng says. At times, he says, “I’d spend all day going back and forth getting dry ice to recharge the rotovap condenser.”

He left GSK to get a business degree because, he says, “I didn’t want to be in the lab for the rest of my career.” During his studies, he was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. “I met people who had started up university-research-based spin-outs,” he says.

Seeking a technology of his own, Adjabeng recalled his experience in the lab and conceived of the EcoChyll. He also sought out people familiar with refrigeration technology and worked with the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University to develop the prototype he is now testing with potential users.

Adjabeng and his friend initially funded development of the EcoChyll out of their own pockets. More recently, an angel investor kicked in $100,000.

Planning to test the EcoChyll in his lab is University of California, Berkeley, chemistry professor Richmond Sarpong. Given California’s water shortage, Sarpong notes, tap water cooling is rarely used. “But we use a lot of dry ice. It’s expensive and not the most sustainable thing,” he says.

Bruce Pitner, chief scientific officer at Nirvana Sciences, a near-infrared diagnostic dye start-up in Research Triangle Park, N.C., has already tried the EcoChyll. The unit is more efficient than refrigerated recirculating water-antifreeze chillers and takes up less space, he says.

Depending on the price, Pitner, who spends more than $50 per week to pick up dry ice from a local supplier, says he’d be interested in buying the unit. “At a small firm, efficiency counts, and every dollar is important,” he says.

At large academic labs where dry ice is readily available, not everyone resents the fetching chores. Kevin A. Robb, who is working on a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, says, “Dry ice is incredibly easy to use.” As he sees it, “unless the university realizes cost savings, I don’t think refrigerated condensers would make all that much difference.”

Adjabeng says he hasn’t settled on a price for the EcoChyll unit yet. But given that traditional rotovaps consume $3,000 or more of dry ice per year, he figures he could charge three to four times that amount for the EcoChyll. With the 10-year life expectancy he predicts for the tool, Adjabeng suggests labs will get a bargain.

For rotovap users, he says, buying an EcoChyll will be like going from a flip phone to a smartphone. “I figure it’s worth a premium,” he says.


Source: https://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i5/One-Entrepreneur-Making-Rotary-Evaporators.html

How labs are improving solvent recovery with Ecodyst

From electricity-gobbling chillers to power-hungry solvent recovery machines, extracting cannabis oil can be surprisingly time- and energy-intensive. As the industry grows, disruptive tech companies like Ecodyst are making a big impact in cannabis labs by revolutionizing solvent recovery.

What began as a modern alternative to a decades-old process is now a burgeoning business providing cannabis extraction labs with what they need to accelerate cannabis oil extraction while using efficient methods that don’t present old hazards.

Calling all Cannabis Extractors

Ask a cannabis chemist what they need to run a proper extraction lab, and you’ll get a pretty universal list. Along with glassware and safety gear, you’ll hear about the rotary evaporator, or rotovap. These machines are used in a process called solvent recovery, which is key to creating refined cannabis oils and distillates that are free of solvents like ethanol.

For the last sixty years, labs have been at the mercy of cumbersome rotovaps and chillers that require lots of resources and effort to heat and cool. While technology at-large moved forward in that time, solvent recovery remained largely stagnant, leaving environmentally-conscious labs with much to be desired.

This is what first inspired Ecodyst founder George Adjabeng to create the innovative technology needed to keep up with the times and reduce waste.

“I thought technology and sustainability should be improved so scientists can focus on more complex tasks,” Adjabeng says. “Traditional rotary evaporator models need near endless supplies of dry ice, running water, or thermal fluid to maintain cold temperatures. The cannabis industry has a lot of participants that are eager to practice less wasteful solvent recovery methods as a standard, and there are many different ways Ecodyst can help.”

The Ecodyst EcoChyll line of rotary evaporators eliminates the need for dry ice, water, and bulky thermal fluid chillers by using direct self-cooling technology. By improving the efficiency of the traditional solvent recovery process, scientists and lab techs can shift more focus to what they’re making, rather than how they’re making it.

Cannabis Chemistry Solutions

After starting in pharmaceutical and university labs, Ecodyst found it had a natural home in the growing cannabis extraction industry.

“We learned the EcoChyll was already being used in cannabis labs, so we went to a cannabis business tradeshow to learn more about the market and their needs,” says Adjabeng. “The first thing that became clear was the need for more sustainable industrial-scale rotary evaporators, as we saw solvent recovery was a major bottleneck in cannabis extraction.”

Some parts of the EcoChyll design were already ideal for cannabis extraction. A drain valve minimizes risk by getting rid of the need to disassemble and handle hot and heavy flasks, which excited small cannabis labs operating with skeleton crews.

Next, Adjabeng and co-founder Kwabena Williams decided to expand the line of EcoChyll X7s to accommodate larger cannabis extraction labs and help them meet the industry’s growing solvent recovery needs. That’s because their team was surprised that traditional rotary evaporator companies were promoting their 20-liter rotovap (which had only a 10-liter actual capacity) as large-scale solvent recovery systems.

“We introduced the medium-sized 22-liter evaporator, which has almost the same maximum volume as a traditional 50-liter rotovap. We then decided to push further on behalf of the cannabis industry to provide cannabis extractors with more options,” says Adjabeng. “These are great, energy-saving rotovap options for all extraction labs, whether they use ethanol or CO2—the EcoChyll X7 100-Liter turnkey uses about the same 10 kW of energy as a traditional 20-liter rotovap. We have also significantly increased rate of recovery, recovering more liters per hour from every extraction.”

Scaling for the Growing Cannabis Industry

As the cannabis industry continues to grow at a rapid pace—especially industrial hemp processing for CBD extracts—the Ecodyst team sees even more appetite for even larger solvent recovery systems. That’s driven their team to launch the super-large industrial-sized 200-liter EcoChyll X9, which caters to many different cannabis extraction needs, but is particularly helpful to hemp processors. With an EcoChyll X9 200-Liter, hemp processors can avoid the high energy consumption, heat output, and operating costs associated with other systems like falling film evaporators. As a matter of fact, equipment that rivals falling film evaporators are already on the Ecodyst launch list for later this year.

In the meantime, Ecodyst’s cannabis customers are already showing the founders how their technology can be used in resourceful and unexpected ways, conducting work like short path distillation and decarboxylation right inside their EcoChyll units.

“If we hadn’t been engaged with the cannabis community, there’s no telling how long it would have taken us to find out about decarbing right in the machine,” says Williams. “Our cannabis customers are challenging how we think about our own technology and pushing us to develop new solutions for them.”

Sharing the Power of Science

These learning experiences are just one example of meaningful customer engagement, and the Ecodyst founders don’t take that lightly. Even as the company has grown, the founders still do the installation and training themselves, providing new customers in the cannabis industry with hands-on expertise in how to get the most out of their new tools.

Now, the visits are part of their unique brand experience and concentration on good customer service.

“Ecodyst offers custom solutions to help solve customers’ unique problems. Sometimes it’s a custom glass component, and sometimes it’s in the set-up of the machine itself,” says Ecodyst’s customer service and sales manager Trevor White. “George and Kwabena interact directly with the customers because they know the machinery the best, and they have the knowledge to identify where our partners can make changes in the technology that can really help.”

Encouraging an Eco-Friendly Future

With more and more companies trying to find the best methods for extracting cannabis distillates or isolates, Ecodyst is devoted to making scientists’ lives more efficient and allowing them to concentrate on the principles, not the process. The EcoChyll is ready to find its place in any lab, helping cannabis extractors with both CO2 and ethanol extraction.

In the future, they hope to enable every lab to help save money, save our planet, and deliver great products to consumers with increasing efficiency.


Source: https://www.leafly.com/news/industry/labs-improving-solvent-recovery-ecodyst

An Innovative Approach To Rotary Evaporator Design – Whitepaper

Electronic devices have changed chemistry. Just as home kitchen counters now feature machines—such as electric kettles and multicookers—that make food preparation more convenient, so modern laboratory benches have dedicated labor-saving devices. For many labs, especially within organic chemistry, one of the most commonly seen and frequently used pieces of equipment is the rotary evaporator. Next-generation, electronic rotary evaporators are beginning to offer tangible and significant performance benefits.

Usually known by users as a rotovap, these workhorses remove the solvent
at the end of virtually any synthetic chemistry procedure and again after chromatography to leave the pure final product. In most pharmaceutical and organic chemistry labs, rotovaps are used so regularly that all lab members have their own machine. With such heavy use, any innovation that makes rotovaps faster, more convenient, or more energy efficient can have major payoffs for lab productivity and environmental sustainability.

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Ecodyst sponsors Young Women In STEM Conference

The Young Women In STEM Conference announces Ecodyst as its the official Sponsor of the 1st annual Young Women In STEM conference for middle and high school girls.

Hosted in Apex, North Carolina on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at Hope Community church, Ecodyst was beyond elated to Sponsor the 1st annual Young Women In STEM conference.

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