Extraction currently involves too much trial and error, imprecision and inconsistencies. Arometrix’s novel solution is the EXTRACTION FINDER, a real-time molecular monitoring system that shows technicians relative potency levels throughout the process.
Arometrix’s sensor and sensor housing can be easily installed in-line on the extraction processing equipment, typically after the material column or after the filtration column. Arometrix’s display then tracks and records the levels of desirables (Acidified Cannabinoids) and undesirables (Chlorophyll and Lipids/Fats) in the extract passing through the sensor. With two viewing options, users can view the full spectrum (as shown below) or track specific molecular Intensity levels over Time.
Technicians can use these in-line analytics to inform key process decisions, such as how much solvent to use and for how long, ultimately to refine and standardize SOPs. Whether you want to optimize your yield, potency, or consistency, this is the tech for you! Overall, having this power of molecular monitoring leads to rapid maximization of extraction efficiency.
DON’T JUST DO YOUR PROCESS. KNOW YOUR PROCESS.
The Arometrix Ultra-Sensitive Sensor
The Arometrix Sensor Housing
The Arometrix Extraction Display
Key Software Features
Cannabinoid extraction is the process of drawing out desired plant compounds from a plant biomass using a solvent. Extraction technicians primarily use two key metrics to judge extraction performance: batch yield and batch potency. “Extraction efficiency” considers both metrics: the amount of Cannabinoids extracted compared to how much had been available in the biomass. Extraction efficiency is important as it will directly impact laboratory operational and financial performance. However, technicians currently have no solid measure to base their success on, aside from fluid color observation in sight glasses and laboratory sample testing.
While both of these are helpful techniques that should be utilized, neither of them provide direct, real-time molecular information that is useful during the process. This results in trial and error, imprecision, and inconsistencies
What is the effect of this lack of molecular monitoring during extraction? Batches that are sub-optimally extracted, resulting in either low yields or potency, and even wasted solvents and time.
Improve Extraction Efficiency Using Real-Time Molecular Monitoring
With our new EXTRACTION FINDER, Arometrix is completely revolutionizing botanical extraction. By tracking molecular levels, and how they increase or decrease over time, we give power to the processor and a path to greater extraction efficiency.
The EXTRACTION FINDER can be installed in-line just about anywhere where there are standard 1.5” or 2” sanitary flange tri-clamp connections, and there is liquid extract. One or more units can be placed in the extraction design, typically after the material column or after the filtration (or CRC or de-wax) column.
Below is a non-comprehensive list of potential use cases:
The unit is so sensitive that it can even be helpful for confirmation of removal of key molecules during a cleaning run (CIP). There is a multitude of ways this technology can help you; read more in our new white paper.
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What is the status on C1D1 certification?
We currently have a stock of Extraction Finder units. This specific stock of units are C1D2 compliant and rated to 240 psi. While this solution worked excellently in our hydrocarbon extraction trials, this particular design will not qualify for C1D1 as it needs to be rated to 350 psi. Our upcoming design, which will have very minor internal enhancements, will give the sensor housing hardware C1D1 certification, anticipated by the end of the 1H 2021. Certain information set forth in this presentation contains “forward-looking information”.
Where is the sensor?
Our intrinsically safe ultra-sensitive sensor is installed inside of the Extraction Sensor Housing. This housing fully encloses the optical sensor from C1D1/D2 environments. The housing is designed for the high pressures and conditions that are used during hydrocarbon extractions. C1D1 certification is planned for 1H 2021.
Does it detect acidified Cannabinoids?
Yes. The system’s “Delta-9” tracker can be used to track THCa. Likewise, the system’s “CBD Indicator” can be used to track CBDa.
How long is the wiring?
The Sensor Cable (wire from sensor to display) is 30 feet long. The Power Supply (wire from display to power outlet) includes an extension making it well-over 10 feet long.
What is the electrical information on the display?
It is a low-voltage device that uses a power supply that is UL, CSA and CE certified. All of the components we use carry the CE mark. Specifically, we use a Tri-Mag Power Supply (L6R30-120).
Real-time molecular monitoring system — extraction and any process with metal connections