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I, David McGhee, would like to welcome you and introduce you to the first HIGH PERFORMANCE HYDROCARBON EXTRACTOR that recovers and cleans the solvent used for reuse. Now you can extract at low pressure with a cold or hot process, slow or fast for any length of time with more than one solvent simultaneously or alone and recover the solvent after you use it. The recovered solvent can be used over again indefinitely.  

Shown here are the systems we stock regularly and are the hottest selling extractors created.  If you need something larger we are not limited to what you see here. I suggest getting something you can grow into rather than grow out of. One things is for certain, after selling over 1000 extractors I have witnessed a lot of growth after obtaining one of these systems.

A Tamisium Extractor is the first commercially produced low temperature, low pressure extractor designed to use a liquid hydrocarbon as the primary extracting solvent and RECOVER IT for reuse safely, easily and economically. Our proprietary recovery system can recover as fast as you want if speed is required. Either way we can recover at the speed you need but remember that when extracting out volatile oils that evaporate easily you can easily loose those oils when you evaporate your solvent away too fast. Now you can go slow when you need to and go fast when you dont. And we do it without the use of unsafe Refrigerant Recovery Machines.

After years of research using a Refrigerant Recovery Machine to recover solvents which ended in a catastrophic failure in 2005 I began development of a SAFE pump free solution that led to a patentable process. The research design and development continued for 5 more years until the Tamisium Extractor and Process was refined enough to be safely sold to the public.

The Tamisium Extractor does this by using basic principles of physics without the aid of mechanical or electric compressors or pumps. By taking advantage of the enthalpy physical characteristics of Butane we harnessed the energy released from the butane when heated and cooled. This allowed us to eliminate all these cumbersome expensive practices to move solvent from tank to tank and from gas to liquid phase and back again. Combining all the great features of all extraction systems of the world into one effecient simple to use unit for the first time.
Extract delicate molecular structures with multiple or single solvents to target specific components in a plant and learn to use time and mild temperature, mild pressure and various solvent combinations to expand your product variety and quality. A Tamisium is a low wattage system and is capable of being run so economically that we will have to reevaluate what was once cost prohibitive.

As you can see from the photographs on the website, you are getting a heavy duty, laboratory quality, food grade capable extraction apparatus. This is a professional tool and system and with it you will produce the highest quality extraction available in the most cost effective way. It is 3 times faster than the current industry standard. 1/3 the cost and produces a higher yield and more variable output and less expensive to operate and far less complex to use.
All systems are built with stainless steel and assembled and smoothed argon purged welds.

The Hydrocarbon Solvent of choice is Primarily N-Butane. Organically friendly and NON-TOXIC. This solvent has been used in the food industry for decades because it is one of the easiest solvents to cleanly evaporate away, leaving no trace and does not react with the food products being extracted. You may not be aware that butane is the propellant used in cooking oil spray canisters. Why not, it is safe, non-toxic, evaporates completely and dissolves the oil readily so it can be sprayed out of the low pressure canister and it provides the pressure to do so. The manipulation of this low pressure created by butane when placed in a closed system is what you will learn how to use and is what makes this system so incredible and easy to use.

The control parameters we control during extraction allows the most control of any extraction system. They are outlined below.

We call this the 6 parameters or QDTPTP process.

  • Q-uality
  • D-ensity
  • T-ime
  • P-ressure
  • T-emperature
  • P-olarity.

Is is through the manipulation of these repeatable adjustments that you will be able to duplicate any extraction process and repeat what you have done to produce the same consistent product every time.

All done without requiring additional expensive complicated dangerous equipment. When you are done extracting, the apparatus will recover the solvent for reuse and it will clean and separate from your product and any other solvents used with butane, during the recovery process. We even supply a proprietary product and process to remove other solvents used during the extraction process.

But before you can do this you have to understand what it is that you are doing:

It is as simple as this. There are 5 effects you can enact on an extract during and after extraction to isolate avoid or include a specific molecule if you know what they are. With a Tamisium Extractor you can actually enact more of these effects during the extraction process than any other extractor or as with any extracted material you can isolate them after they are removed from the plant.

They are as follows:

1. Size - Knowing the size of the molecule will allow you to filter out various compounds based on size through a series of ever decreasing micron size filters.
2. Melting Point and Freezing Point - Knowing the melting and freezing points will allow you to melt it out or freeze it and avoid it.
3. Polarity will allow you to dissolve it out. Time will allow you to do this more or less efficiently. Once removed you can place different molecules into different fractions of solvents of varying polarity within a separatory funnel.
4. And boiling and condensing points
5. Weight - Knowing the weight will allow you to spin them in a centrifuge and separate them based on their molecular weights.

Time and temperature can allow you to do these things more or less efficicently because time can allow a process to complete and temp can allow that to happen with more or less time. To some extent Temperature can actually change the environment and even the molecular structure which can be good or bad depending on what the change is.
But you wont know what you are including, avoiding or isolating unless you first get it all out, isolate it and have it analyzed.
Using color or texture is not a good way to identify compounds. And isolated compounds can be useless in some forms of ingestion. You may be able to vaporize it and inhale it directly into the blood stream but you may not be able to digest it and get the same result and so on.


Why use BUTANE.
Butane is a non toxic, very non polar solvent that has a linear molecular which is made up of hydrogen and carbon atoms that allow it to dissolve oils very effectively without reacting and creating other unwanted products. It will dissolve and extract waxes oils and very delicate aromatics with great efficiency while preserving the integrity of the highly evaporative volatile compounds. Once extracted, the extracted components will more closely match the aroma, flavor and taste exactly as they resided in the plant. They will not be lost or destroyed during the extraction and evaporation and or recovery of the solvent used to extract them out because it is all done at very low temperatures and pressures. This low temperature and pressure is what separates this extractor from any other extraction process. I cannot say the same about all solvent recovery processes. On the contrary I can say they do not possess this quality. If heat, pressure and or speed is needed, it can be applied easily but it is an option rather than a requirement. If other polar or mid polar solvents are required, other solvents can easily be added before the extraction process initiates and they will separate from the butane when the butane is recovered. Read the FAQ for more information.


TE3000 and TE12000 systems.

Originally the Table Top Extractor was created to allow small scale extractions to be performed prior to filling this larger machine. We use the larger extractors once we figure out what extraction parameters work best for our desired application.
A computer animation shows a future development using a 4 kilo extractor being used in the vertical process. This is not the only way to use them. The top solvent tank can be placed along side the system when weight is a concern.

Very easy to use and simple to understand. If you are using any other extraction process you will wonder why you ever did after using one of these new extractors, This extractor will make your extraction business much easier, safer, and faster. The Table Top Model is Ideal in laboratory settings for running test on solvent, pressure, time and temperature combinations prior to using larger more costly equipment.

In addition to ease of use there are some essential oils, aromas and plant chemicals that can not be dissolved and extracted by any other means than by using butane as the primary solvent, and now, you can recover the solvent for reuse automatically. The reason for this is the fact that you have to remove those other solvents after you use them. When doing so you have to boil them away. With volatile compounds that evaporate away easily such as aromas and fragrances you would certainly evaporate most if not all of those compounds away when you boil the solvent away. Butane boils at 32F. There are not many compounds I know of that boil at such a low temperature.

This extractor is not limited to essential oil extractions, perfumes or rare botanicals. Use it to extract biofuel from seeds, soil or clean oil laden machinery in a special cleaning vessel. It may be the most versatile extractor ever produced. It is definitely the highest yielding, easiest and lowest cost system available today.

David McGhee