Centrifuges for Hemp Industry
There are multiple ways to extract CBD from hemp. Typically it is a 4-step extraction process which is also used in cannabis processing.
In step 1, the hemp is crushed/pulverized and mixed with ethanol (or other suitable liquid media). This allows the media to dissolve the the CBD Oil from the hemp biomass – popularly known as ethanol extraction or solvent extraction.
Step 2 is where the hemp biomass (from step 1) is separated from the carrier fluid by a centrifuge or other separation methods. The separated ethanol (or carrier fluid) now has the CBD Oil dissolved in it.
Step 3 is the polishing process to remove the remaining small biomass particles and waxes etc.. This is achieved by a high-g, self-cleaning type centrifuge (or filters) to produce clarified carrier fluid.
Step 4 is the final phase wherein this carrier fluid is distilled or evaporated to produce CBD Oil.
Centrifuges, if designed and used effectively, are ideal for the production of CBD Oil on a continuous basis to produce a pure, consistent product.
Solvent Extraction of CBD Oil from Hemp
Decanter centrifuges are ideal for removing hemp biomass from hemp slurry. Designed for the Hemp/CBD Oil industry, our decanter centrifuges come with Class 1 Div 1 or Div 2 Explosion Proof motors with VFD control.
Increase your CBD, THC and Hemp Oil production for the medical marijuana industry! Alfa Laval Decanter centrifuges are specially modified by Dolphin Centrifuge and proven for continuous separation of hemp biomass from the ethanol or other carrier fluid.
Dolphin Centrifuge Stainless Steel Centrifuges and Decanters are also well suited for extraction of flavoring oils from herbal plant matter.
Ethanol or Solvent Polisher
Self-cleaning, Disc type centrifuges offer the maximum amount of G-Force to separate the fine suspended particles from the alcohol (ethanol). These CBD Oil centrifuges eliminate the need for filtration of the ethanol.
Dolphin Centrifuge has developed a custom designed line of Hemp CBD Oil Centrifuges to clarify the ethanol from the previous step of biomass separation using a Decanter Centrifuge as shown above.
Contact Dolphin Centrifuge today to discuss your Hemp CBD Oil application with one of Dolphin Centrifuge’s process engineers.
Our centrifuges for solvent extraction of CBD oil feature:
- All Stainless Steel Fluid Contact
- Sufficient G-Force (8000 g’s) for small particle separation
- Automatic Sludge Discharge
- Fully Automatic Operation with PLC & Touchscreen Control System
- C1D1 or C1D2 Hazardous Area Classification
- Complete Skid Mounted and Tested Modules
Call us at (248) 522-2573 to discuss your particular application with one of our centrifuge experts.