A half-day course that gives the student the opportunity to run a simple short-path distillation apparatus and discuss the variables involved in making consistent, high-quality distillates. The course is limited to 6 students to allow everyone a turn at operating the short-path.
Short-path distillation has revolutionized the cannabis industry, and in particular the ethanol-extracted hemp segment. Even though short-path distillation was initially brought to market by a butane extract company, the ability to remove unwanted impurities and colors from rapid and cost effective ethanol extractions quickly leveled the playing field for high-purity isolates. After short-path distillation it is hard to tell the difference between C02, ethanol or hydrocarbon extracts. Short-path distillation also makes an excellent clean-up step to maximize column life in laboratories running chromatography isolations.
Short-path distillation of cannabis extracts has taken a steep climb in technology, with the highest purity extracts requiring deep vacuums, digital temperature monitoring/control and careful process mapping. We will discuss these and other issues related to the short-path distillation of hemp. This course follows the morning Ethanol Extraction of Hemp course. Stop by for a full day and see the entire process!