How does it work video.
We use the enthalpy of Butane or the thermodynamic properties of butane to power the extraction and recovery process. In other words we put in one energy such as heat and get out another such as cold. We benefit from this in a very ergonomic way. The video below explains how the tamisium utilizes pressure differentials to manipulate the solvent from one tank to another and to recover the solvent for reuse. If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us or submit a question to the forum or use the Q&A section of the website.
Because the Laws of Physics are implemented to create and increase the efficiency of this process, there are no problems with this process, only solutions. One only needs to get a firm grasp on the application of the basic principles.
Butane solvent is so close to what I call the Common Equilibrium of our atmosphere and environment, we do not need any additional equipment. We merely need to tap into the physical properties of butane to make it do what we want at the temperature and pressure we want.
The methodology is related to the extraction process itself, however we all know that in extraction processes we get extracts out, therefore the number one question I am asked is if you can extract this or you can extract that. This tells me that the person asking the question does not have an understanding of how to extract. Not enough of an understanding to know if a extractor will work for his needs. In short, this extractor can do anything that all other extractors can do but no one extractor can do all that this extractor can do. But for a more detailed response, please read further.
Allow me to expand your mind a little more. I will do my best to explain how to be in the know side rather than the asking side. I placed this in the Q&A as well but here is as good a place for this description or lesson than any. I have added a photo that accompanies this description as well. Below are examples of how temperature, time and pressure effect the appearance of the extract during the extraction process and or after it has been removed from the system.
I would like to add that Adam created these various textures and could have stopped his process at any time and he would have created an even greater variety of products. He may have ended up with a more runny or thicker oil or wax or a darker or lighter appearing product. Some of the attributing factors that control the output were applied during the extraction process and some techniques for creating these were done after the product was removed from the machine. Most of these products were created from trash product and therefore not much emphasis was placed on wasting during separations and removal. However, until a proper analysis is performed I would be hesistant to discard anything.
Extracting is not magic. You are dissolving chemicals of various polarities with solvents of like polarities. You are using temperature to melt and make soluble or solidify wanted and unwanted components of the plant. And you allow time for this to occur to more or less of a degree. More time for what is working to work or less time to restrict of prevent something that works from applying it's effect. Adding heat can speed up the process if you are not concerned with what heat may melt down and make soluble and easily extracted. Too much heat can be a catalyst for reaction. Sometimes desired or undesired results occur. It is nice to be able to apply a control and remove it if needed. The ability to control these adjustments from zero to maximum allows you to get everything out if you want or to restrict the process in multiple ways. This is what makes a extractor more or less valuable and this is what separates the Tamisium Process from all others.
The ability of the extractor to be constrictive in one or all these adjustments is what separates a Tamisium from other extractors. Some always will require pressure or heat for example. To be able to extract with the least impact on the final product is golden. In other words, you want to be able to take out what is in the plant without changing it. Heat and Pressure are violent forces and are catalyst for molecular reaction and when combined with reactive compounds and reactive solvents can even create toxic by products or other unwanted compounds. Butane is non reactive and we do not use enough heat and pressure to cause reactions anyway. It is a dream come true apparatus for those that know. And it is your only choice if you want it all. If you know you want High Pressure all the time, Go with CO2 but it will cost more. If you want heat all the time then go with a soxhlet, it will be cheaper but if you want to be able do it all, then you have to buy a Tamisium Extractor.
There are many non polar oils that are extracted from a plant when using the non polar solvent butane. Some are thin and some or thick to solid. And even insoluble products will come out if you melt them into a solution using heat and or use a different like polarity solvent and enough time. Just by the force of pressure and flow speed you can extract less or more. Temperature and time controls how much and what you get out. If you extract them all out you would have a concrete. To get a solid from a mixture of these you would have to evaporate the thinner oils, separate, filter or avoid them during the extraction process by using various extraction techniques using your ability to control time, temp, pressure and solvent polarity. To target a limited number of them you would have an absolute. To target one or two you would have an essential oil or more pure oil. You can do it all, You just have to now what effects the outcome. It will be either solvent combination, time, temp, pressure, quality, density of your packed column or any combination of the 6. The key is to find out what targets what you want while not targeting what you dont want when you are after purity or an absolute or essential oil.
You can get anything out of the plant and in most cases you can control what you get out but the industry standard procedure for isolation is to prepare your extract after it has been extracted. Separating based on weight in a centrifuge machine and by polarity of compounds using a separatory funnel is the most common or you can separate your extract by filtration based on molecular size or exchange such as when Activated Charcoal is used as a filter. But some people just evaporate the products away with little regard to what is being lost. Refining it to look like what you want it to, after you get it out is the ab-normal current process. It is remarkable to be able to do this during the extraction process but with a Tamisium, you can do this in most cases. Because it is easier to restrict the effects of these extraction parameters with this system. And if you want it all it is easy to max them out as well.
I am aware of extraction processes using a Tamisium that have produced a dry even hard paste but I can guarantee you that almost 20-50% of the products in the plant were left behind during the extraction or removed afterwards in some cases. But you can be sure that if you are using a liquid during extracting you are getting a higher yield regardless. It is good to know you can do anything you want and have the highest yield possible in any case.
If you have to add a solvent and you will have to evaporate that solvent away in the end you always have to be concerned with the boiling points of that solvent and the boiling points of the volatile oils you have extracted. So be aware of the fact that for a long time, some oils in plants have never been seen before until butane or CO2 extracted them out and left them behind. Even with steam distillation heat destroys a lot of the oils. The point is to remember when you add another solvent other than butane you may prevent that oil from appearing in your final product. Same goes with filtering. You may filter out large molecules that you dont want by things you do want me be large as well. And so on with polarity separations etc.
In the end you may be able trick the consumer but no reputable company is going to want to deal with you unless you have concrete analysis and a repeatable process. We provide the later but you have to know how to do the rest.