Using Short-Path Distillation to Extract Cannabinoids

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‘Short-path distillation’, as the name suggests, is a shortened distillate separation process. Any situation where the separation of liquid solution components is required applies the strategic heating and cooling of a substance to segregate and manipulate the sum of its parts. Scientific processes such as boiling, condensation, and evaporation are utilized to make the contained components react and recede to identify the composite chemical categories.

Advantages of Short-Path Distillation

The benefits of this procedure, a miniature version of large-scale distillation, are two-fold. First of all, less equipment is required so it is an easier experiment to emulate and run. Secondly, the simple set of apparatus and instruments used means that short-path distillation is an easily performable procedure, regardless of location or laboratory size.

A surprisingly simple but effective element extraction method, the transportation of a solution over merely a few centimeters can achieve a purity level of 99% within the remaining distillate.

Glas-Col’s Specific Short-Path Distillation Systems

At Glas-Col, we’ve designed and developed an extensive range of adaptable instrumentation. In the case of short-path distillation, our hardware and equipment were engineered especially for the intensified heating of glassware that can withstand soaring temperatures of up to 400°C.

Our most modified and widely applicable model made of aluminum – the EMS StirMantle – is perfectly suited to the short-path distillation of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBD and THC are the two cannabinoid composites that have piqued the interest of medical institutions and laboratory-based research centers all over the globe.

The Extraction of Cannabinoids

The ethanol extraction of cannabinoids through short-path distillation is both, cost-effective and ecologically advanced.

Compared to its carbon dioxide equivalent, ethanol extraction can expertly extricate all of the raw materials that cannabinoids are famed for. Not only collecting the oils that carry medicinal value, the acids and components that contribute to the manufacture of hemp, cosmetics, and household chemicals can also be discovered and distinguished.

The Various Virtues of Cannabinoids in Medicine

Both medically and pharmaceutically, exhaustive research has been carried out showing CBD oils to be the cannabinoid with the greatest potential in the treatment of a long list of mental and physiological conditions.

From the reduction of reported levels of clinical depression and other severe psychological disorders to the easing of physical symptoms such as chronic pain, literature from worldwide sources and specialists also supports its healing qualities in the control and reduction of fits and reactions.

Epilepsy sufferers have been relying on CBD to dilute and, in some cases, virtually distinguish the violent attacks they are prone to as a result of their conditions. Continued research into the contentious issue of cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer, particularly the de-escalation of side-effects and chemo-related sickness has shown that a regular course of CBD can combat previously uncontrolled symptoms.

At Glas-Col, our specialists are in agreement that short-path distillation’s pertinence in any application requiring distillation will make its popularity as a trusted procedure grow and grow. Contact us to learn more.