Meet the EXTRACTION FINDER, featuring a brand-new sensor housing, built for extraction & industrial processes.
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Welcome to the future of extraction! Currently, extraction processes involve 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.
Contains a compute module, which receives the spectroscopic data from the sensor, instantly interprets it and neatly presents the molecular data to the user in real-time
Logs the full run data for QA/QC purposes
Tablet-sized display mounts directly onto a lab pole
Touch-screen interface with high-quality software (see below)
Includes long cable wiring for additional safety, allowing it to be easily placed out of the C1D1/D2 area
Key Software Features
Molecular Selection – Select from a growing list of key molecules, including Cannabinoids, Chlorophyll, and Lipids/Fats; see full list here
Intensity Values – Track as molecular intensity levels increase and decrease throughout the process
Data Logging – Record and export run data for traceability in our data review app
Software Updates – Upgrade to software releases easily from the field
Lack of objectivity during the extraction process
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.
Examples of Applications
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:
Ethanol extraction: The unit can be installed in-line at the recirculation area to measure solvent saturation. This is based on when the technology’s Cannabinoid signal plateaus, or stops increasing, over time. This information can be used to optimize the solvent amount and total time of the extraction. See what this looks like in our sample run data.
Hydrocarbon extraction: The unit can be installed in-line between the material column and filtration column, and/or between the filtration column and collection column.
Industrial Chromatography and CRC
Industrial Conversion Reaction
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.