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 without the aid of pumps of any kind. Using distillation to recovery a volatile solvent allows more control over the process than ever. Only this system gives the ability to 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 due to the gentle nature of distilling at low temperatures and pressures verus the high friction heat and pressure created by a pump.
12 years ago we used these pumps on privately used systems we built that would rival what is being made today. We eliminated the need for these Dangerous Contaminating Refrigerant Recovery Machines by creating what we call faster tanks that increases the surface area for evaporation and condensing. This new, although more costly, design allows us to achieve rapid recovery of the solvent while still allowing us to add co solvents, extract hot or cold, fast and slow, giving us total control of the extraction process, enabling us to target and or avoid specific compounds based on their physical properties such as molecular size, polarity, melting points, boiling points, freezing points and condensing points.
Although more costly initially you will not be bothered with replacing, repairing and buying unsafe leaking redundant pump systems to keep your business operating at a level that a pump could never achieve. As a matter of fact you could buy 2 of our more costly systems and the cost would amortize out faster because the cost of those pumps would never go away and neither would the risk of fire and contamination.
When we used pumps prior to 2005 we never had this control and could only produce a minimal variety of extracts usually only one variety. Utilizing pumps gave us inconsistent completion times due to being in gas and liquid phase part of the time and had to be constantly monitored due to the failure potential of any mechanical reciprocating engine.
Most do not understand hydraulic fluids and how this effects the efficiency of a solvent to dissolve compounds of like or similar polarity.
The rule is this,, liquids connot compress but gases can. For a molecule of solvent to bond with a like polarity molecue in the plant and be carried out that molecule has to be present. If you extract with a liquid you will have the maximum amount of molecules present in a Cubic Centimeter of space. With a gas like CO2 or any liquid solvent under a vacuum which can convert it into a gas, such as when a pump is used, you will have fewer molecules present in a cc of space. When in liquid phase you cannot compress even 1 more molecule into that space. It is maxed out. If you filled your tank all the way with a liquid and tried to cram another cc in that tank it would stretch it out or rupture it. If any heat hits that tank when full it will expand and do the same thing but that is another story. This lack of molecules in a cc of space with gases is why you need more volumes of gas solvent to extract with when using CO2 or a pump system. They trick you with the pump systems and tell you that you are using less sovlent. But the truth is that this smaller amount of sovlent is being recovered and recirculated over and over again a unknown amount of times through the plant because they dont know if it is in liquid or gas phase because they are vacuuming it out and pumping it in at the same time to keep the process going. They actually have to view it when it comes out to see if it is done or needs to keep going. The pumps are ok with CO2 and that does not present much of a problem. But when using a flammable solvent pumps are not an option and do not bring anything beneficial to the table except a little speed which can be had by spending a little more money on the initial design by building faster tanks which would eliminate all future pump expenses.
These problems coupled with the risk and contamination forced us to come up with this current solution.
Dont make the mistake of buying into the nonsense of purchasing a HVAC Air Conditioner pump to make your food and medicine. Although I may add that if you want to compare recovery and extraction speeds between a tamisium and a failed copy of a tamisium, you can be sure that a faster tank system will win every time if a equal pump was hooked up to both systems recovering equal types and volumes of solvent but I would not recommend it for daily use indoors to produce consumable products.
One more thing,,,
Remember that the HVAC industry regulates the manufacture of their equipment for AC systems. They would require different manufacturing if they ever thought those pumps would be used to produce consumables versus just pumping refrigerants in and out of your AC system setting OUTSIDE on the side of your home. Accepting a Safety Mark from the HVAC industry to be used in the Food and Drug industry is criminal and misleading. Safety Marks do not cross over into different industries. If they did your chef would be allowed to start cooking your eggs on car tires because car tires are rated safe for cars on roads. You may ask how any of these systems have ever been approved or certified. When I asked one Engineering firm responsible for peer reviewing systems in CO about this, his response was that they are fully aware that the RRMs are unsafe when used as they are but those RRMs are not part of the peer review process and not their responsibility. He added that he knows my system is the safest process out there and would like to pursue reviewing my products.
We are currently producing ASME coded Tanks that use Industry Rated and Approved components for the pressures, temps and solvents used. This allows them to be certified without the need to have a peer review performed in most states and counties specifically WA and most if not all of CO. You must check with your laws and regulatiions before purchasing to ensure this is the case where you will be using the system.
The Tamisium Extractor operates 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 capable of being run so economically that we will have to reevaluate plants and extractions that were 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, more varieties and less expensive to operate and far less complex to use.
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.
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.