CO2 extraction is an extraction method used to isolate desired chemical components of plant matter. CO2, when controlled, and placed under high pressure, becomes a “tunable solvent” allowing for the creation of multiple end products. This phase change occurs when CO2 is placed under high pressure, transforming into a supercritical liquid. This phase change creates a stable environment for the isolation of different cannabinoids, despite their varied molecular weights.
The terms residual solvent and residual solvent analysis get thrown around pretty regularly in the extraction industry. Today, we’re going to break down: What that means How [...]