The Waters Bio – Botanical Extraction System utilizes supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) that rapidly extracts and fractionates botanical matrices. This system boasts 100% extraction efficiency in as little time as 90 minutes.
The Bio-Botanical Extraction System’s SFE technique allows the extracts to be pure and solvent-free by utilizing Carbon Dioxide. Selective extraction is achieved by varying temperature and pressure to alter the properties of the supercritical fluid. Supercritical CO2 is useful due to the that the low viscosity enables it to penetrate into the material more readily and its diffusivity lends itself to faster extractions. CO2 does not leave residue and is an environmentally friendly solvent.
The inclusion of pressure control allows for extraction at higher pressures (up to 9,700 psi) which enables increased solubility and eases extractions, shortening the time to complete extraction.
This model is equipped with a 10 L extraction vessel which can handle up to 8 lbs (3.6 kg) of ground material.
This model also has an additional CO2 recycler that conveniently enables the reuse of CO2.