Fractional Distillation – The Complete Guide [Updated in 2023]

Fractional Distillation Defined (Fractionation) Fractional distillation (or fractionation) is a powerful distillation technique that allows an experienced distiller to create highly purified products with less effort and shorter turnaround time than repeated simple distillations. Fractionation can also perform separations that simple distillation cannot, such as isolation and recovery of multiple components in a single distillation.…

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Cleaning Solvent with a Hydrocarbon Distillation Unit

While there are many methods of extraction, hydrocarbon extraction equipment is often selected for the creation of extracts including isolate/sauce, distillate, shatter, wax/sugar, tincture, and edibles. A Hydrocarbon Distillation Unit is a solvent cleaning system or hydrocarbon solvent cleaner used for butane cleaning prior to butane extraction with a hydrocarbon extractor. Operators running hydrocarbon extractors…

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Distillation Column and Fractionating Column Guide

Distillation Column Guide

In the chemistry industry, a packed distillation column (or fractionating column) is a kind of bed which aids in the separation process. when placed into the distillation column, different materials achieve different effects. The separation of compounds in this phase involves processes like: Absorption Distillation Stripping Fractioning Distillation columns that are able to hold packing…

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Industry-Leading Scientific Glassware

Industry-Leading Scientific Glassware Lab Society by Agrify distributes top-tier, premium-quality laboratory glass made of lab-grade borosilicate glass. A Leader in Scientific Glass Manufacturing We take great pride in our custom-made scientific glassware. Over the years, we’ve seen the tremendous impact that the quality of lab glass can have on productivity – for good or bad!…

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Complete Short Path Distillation Guide

NEW: You can now shop all Lab Society short path distillation products right here on Precision. How Short Path Distillation Works Short path distillation gets its name from the short distance that distillate vapor travels in these systems. Typically, the distillate vapor only has to travel a few inches in total. With a vacuum applied…

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Column Chromatography: The Definitive Guide

Column Chromatography – The Definitive Guide Column chromatography is a means of using pressure in a column (e.g. glass) to effectively separate the different components of a mixture.  When you are trying to isolate a certain desirable compound, this method of chromatography is essential. Chromatography, in general, is a term that refers to a group…

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Thermocouples Explained

Complete Thermocouple Probe and Adapter Guide Save yourself hassle and unnecessary breakage of your gear by learning how to operate it properly. Use this handy, step-by-step guide to use your probes and glass adapters like a pro! How To Insert a Thermocouple Probe Avoid breaking your thermocouple adapter! Proper insertion of a thermocouple probe into…

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Vacuum Grease Application Guide

Your Guide to Greasing Vacuum Joints Effectively With Vacuum Grease Do you know how to properly grease a joint for vacuum applications? This deceptively simple practice has been the cause of much frustration in commercial laboratories. Who would have guessed that something as simple as using vacuum grease to grease your joints properly could prevent…

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Wiped Film Evaporators & Thin Film Distillation Guide

Introduction: Distillation can be performed using a variety of techniques and equipment types. One of the most popular is Wiped Film Distillation or Thin Film Distillation. These two terms, like Wiped Film Evaporators and Thin Film Distillation Systems are often interchangeable. These specific types of distillation systems are extremely effective for concentrating heat-sensitive materials. They…

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Solvent Recovery Systems

Passive and Active Hydrocarbon Recovery in Cannabis Extraction One of the most important steps of successful hydrocarbon extraction (see our complete guide) is the recovery of the hydrocarbon solvent that is used during the cannabis extraction process. Solvent recovery is generally associated with ethanol but this article specifically pertains to the recovery of hydrocarbon solvents in a closed-loop…

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How to Extract Cannabis for Edibles: THC Cooking Oils

Everyone is cooking with cannabis these days. As more people access legal cannabis, more are getting creative in the kitchen. But, cooking with cannabis isn’t as simple as just throwing in a handful of buds. To create elevated cannabis-infused dishes, you need to master the art of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cooking oil. This first step of…

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Installing Benchtop Short Path Distillation Kits

Tips for Successfully Preparing for Installation of a Lab Society Benchtop Short Path Kit After purchasing a benchtop short path kit from Lab Society, it is important to properly prepare your work space for installation. This is very important to successfully setting up the system so you can begin distilling immediately. As with all processing…

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