How we extract supercritical CO2, a detailed solution for you to understand

CBD Extraction Methods and Why Choose Supercritical CO2 Extraction
All CBD extraction methods require the use of a cannabidiol CBD extraction machine. The choice of machine depends on the desired extraction method and depends on the desired quality of the final product as well as practical issues including the size of the operating setup and budget. Supercritical CO2 extraction, also known as "SCCO2", is a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly extraction process proven to produce fresh, clean aromatic oils without the toxicity and other safety hazards inherent in other CBD extraction methods, especially solvent-based methods. Some chemical solvents (e.g. butane) can remain in the extracted oil if not properly handled and removed, leading to a host of complications and consumer safety issues.

Supercritical CO2 Extraction - The Basics

Supercritical CO2 extraction has been used in the food and beverage industry for decades, from reducing fat content in cheese to decaffeinated products such as coffee and tea. Because the method is relatively safe, simple and environmentally friendly, non-toxic supercritical CO2 extraction is also widely used throughout the cannabis and herbal tonic industries. Before delving into the details of CBD extraction, it is helpful to understand the basics of supercritical CO2 extraction. Supercritical CO2 extraction works because the CO2 Supercritical CO2 extraction machine is tunable, which means it can be modified to focus on extracting specific compounds (such as CBD). This is accomplished by perfectly balancing temperature and pressure variables. For example, materials with high terpene content can be extracted better at lower pressures and temperatures, while materials with high resin content are more likely to be extracted at higher pressures and temperatures. The maximum extraction efficiency varies from plant to plant, but cannabis is highly responsive to the process, making supercritical CO2 extraction an ideal way to handle CBD. The method consists of three basic steps.

Supercritical CO2 CBD Extraction Method - How Does CO2 Extraction Work?

The CO2 cannabinoid extraction method starts with a relatively simple setup. The extractor uses an extraction vessel and a dual-injector piston compressor to bring the material into contact with CO2 that has reached supercritical parameters. First, the plant material is placed into an anodized aluminum vessel called an extraction tower. Preferably, the extraction column is loaded by first filling small sections and then packing these sections tightly together. This will ensure that the plant material is uniformly filled and compressed within the chamber to fill the solids; this will allow direct contact of Supercritical CO2 Extraction Machine with as much of the plant material surface area as possible. In a separate compartment, an internal compressor and heating element are used to increase the pressure and heat so that the CO2 reaches its supercritical state. In its supercritical state, CO2 retains many of the properties of a liquid and a gas. This means that supercritical CO2 can pass through the plant material as a gas and also pass through the material as a liquid. Next, the supercritical CO2 extract flows into a collection tank where the pressure from the feedstock tower to the collection tank suddenly decreases, causing the CBD to separate from the CO2, resulting in the collection of virgin CBD oil.

At LEAFBLOOM Organics, we want our customers to experience CBD without compromising quality and purity. Our raw CBD oil extracts are made with our customers in mind first. Our oils are never processed, filtered or distilled. We benefit from fats, lipids, chlorophyll, and all other plants, and the end product is what nature intended it to be all along. To learn more about cannabinoids such as CBD, please read this post carefully about CBD and CBDA. to learn more about how much CBD you should take, please read this post here.