FAQ

Do you off a Warranty on your equipment?

All units come with a  one year warranty. We offer repair or replacement on all units that we sell. We offer replacement parts on all units we sell. We also offer technical support and training on all units we sell.

What is the fastest production unit you have available?

Our technical sales will work with you to find a unit that matches your exact production needs. We would just need to know what capacity you would like to produce hourly or daily and we can calculate what capacity of unit would be best for your operation. We offer some in stock units and are able to custom build any capacity unit to meet your productions needs.

What is the largest capacity unit you have available?

Our technical sales will work with you to find a unit that matches your exact production needs. We would just need to know what capacity you would like to produce hourly or daily and we can calculate what capacity of unit would be best for your operation. We offer some in stock units and are able to custom build any capacity unit to meet your productions needs.

Do you offer Support & Service?

We offer technical support and training on all units we sell. Our chemical engineers are available Monday through Thursday to assist with any questions or issues you may have during set-up or production with our equipment. You can email directly at support@advancedditaillation.com.

Do you offer Repair & Replacement?

We offer repair and replacement on all units we sell. Our chemical engineers are available Monday through Thursday to assist with any questions or issues you may have during set-up or production with our equipment. You can email directly at support@advancedditaillation.com.

Do you offer Solvent Extraction, Recovery or Decoboxylation Units?

Our manufacturing facility has the capability of custom building any production unit that is required. Our certified and trained chemical engineers can plan and build any type of production unit that your manufacturing would require. Contact our sales team at sales@advanceddistillation.com today for a quote.

We are new to this equipment and do not know the exact equipment we require for production. Can you help us determine what units we need?

Our manufacturing facility has the capability of custom building any production unit that is required. Our certified and trained chemical engineers can plan and build any type of production unit that your manufacturing would require. Contact our sales team at sales@advanceddistillation.com today and they can walk you through what equipment would need your exact production needs.

What is the purpose of a wipe film distillation unit?

Extraction can only go so far in purifying of organic material. So a different technique is needed for increasing purity. A thermal separation technique works at this point because specific organic material has a different boiling point range than other materials in an extraction mixture. Molecular Wipe Film Distillation is one the most optimal for thermal separation method for organic heat-sensitive material.

Is molecular wipe film distillation similar to extraction?

No, they are quite different operations. With extraction, solids, (or sometimes liquids) are brought into contacted with a solvent. In organic chemistry work, the solvent is typically ethanol, or butane/propane, or supercritical pressurized CO2, or others. Certain compounds such as phytocompounds, terpenes, chlorophyll are dissolved into the solvent, after which the solvent is evaporated away. The separation is accomplished via an affinity of the target compounds to be transferred by dissolution into the solvent. With distillation, the separation is carried out not by solvent affinity, but by differences in the volatility (boiling points), between the various compounds. More volatile materials are more easily distilled and condensed as distillate while the heavier materials remain as liquid collected as residue. Distillation is performed after extraction to further concentrate and purify the desired compounds.

What level of purity is expected with the Wiped Film Evaporator Unit?

It depends on the quality and composition of the feed material, factors going back to the original plant strains plus all subsequent handling and processing prior to distillation. Often, extracted material prior to distillation is in a range of 55-70% purity, and it is typical to distill this up to a range from 85-90+%, with up to 96% being reported. In addition to increased percentage purity, the product is significantly lighter in color, with high clarity

Does molecular distillation require addition of solvents?

No, additional solvents or other compounds do not need to be added to the feed material. This question often arises because potential users know that concentrate from extraction can be quite thick and viscous. But rather than using “thinning agents” such as solvents, the high viscosity or melting point of phytocompounds is handled by keeping materials warm enough to flow throughout the entire set of distillation components. Equipment needed for these heating functions is provided in the Wiped Film Evaporator Unit configured for phytocompound applications.

How is the distillation carried out?

There are normally two (or more) passes made through the Wiped Film Evaporator Unit. The first is to remove whatever amount of remaining air, gas, water, solvents and lighter end terpenes remain in the extract. The second, carried out at greater vacuum and temperature, is normally for distillation of the phytocompounds away from the heavier residue including chlorophyll, heavier waxes, sugars, salts, pesticides, dark colored components and other undesired matter.There are also additional proprietary distillation strategies which we can provide.

Is extreme vacuum level and capacity required?

No, in fact, very high vacuum level in the evaporator body is not recommended because of the vapor pressure/temperature properties of phytocompounds. At the typical body temperature range of 130 – 180°C, the vacuum range observed is normally roughly around 0.1 to 0.3 torr, no matter what kind of vacuum pump is utilized.

Does the operator need to be highly educated and experienced to operate the equipment?

Not necessarily, but this is not a “set it and forget it” operation such as in the case of a rotary evaporator or other simple batch device. Being that this is normally the final processing step prior to packaging, that the feed material can have varying composition and quality, that the final product specification goals of various batches may vary depending on management, marketing and retailer preferences, and that the equipment operation can be adjusted to accommodate these variations, there is some thought that goes into proper operation. With good analytical information on the distillation feed material, well laid out product goals, and an operator who is interested and strives to learn and to accomplish these goals, there will be much greater success than where some of these factors are missing.

Does the Wipe Film Units work well for distillation after different types of extraction methods and other processing steps?

Yes. Whether the extraction method used is butane/propane, supercritical CO2, ethanol or other means, distillation with Wiped Film Evaporator Units will perform excellently and will significantly increase product purity. Of course the final product purity, yield and appearance is also affected by initial quality, the type and quality of the extraction process and the subsequent steps carried out prior to distillation.

Wipers or Rollers on Wipe Film Evaporator Units?

Wiped Film Evaporator Unit wipers are designed to provide thin film turbulence and to propel the material in a circular path around the inner cylindrical heater surface. Rollers rely on gravity for the downward motion and provide more uniform spread of material.

Do you offer Training?

Personal training and demonstration can be performed at your facility by a qualified certified chemical engineer. We can also offer training at your manufacturing facility.  Our chemical engineers will go through every aspect of training including setup, processing, cleaning and maintenance and procedure analysis. We also offer custom onsite consultation for any equipment, set up or procedure issue.

 

 

You receive full attention, without the presence of any potential competitors. Nearly all users have found that after this training and demonstration, they are able to set up and start operating the equipment themselves, making good quality product the same or next day after receiving the still, with no difficulty. Of course we are always here for questions via phone or email. Special trips to client’s facilities can be quoted.

How is training and installation handled?

Personal training and demonstration can be performed at your facility by a qualified certified chemical engineer. We can also offer training at your manufacturing facility.  Our chemical engineers will go through every aspect of training including setup, processing, cleaning and maintenance and procedure analysis. We also offer custom onsite consultation for any equipment, set up or procedure issue.

 

 

You receive full attention, without the presence of any potential competitors. Nearly all users have found that after this training and demonstration, they are able to set up and start operating the equipment themselves, making good quality product the same or next day after receiving the still, with no difficulty. Of course we are always here for questions via phone or email. Special trips to client’s facilities can be quoted.

Is it difficult to Ship units from your facility?

No. We able to ship units anywhere in the United States and Canada. We also offer pickup at our warehouse/ sales location in San Diego, CA.

What payment options are available?

Currently we accept payments via Cash, Wire Transfer, Direct Deposit and Letter of Credit. We do not offer financing at this time. All orders require a deposit before any build can begin once specifications are complete.

Can I come down to see the units in operation or talk to your chemical engineers?

We welcome visitors to ur manufacturing facility Tuesday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm.  Please contact the sales department at sales@advanceddistillation.com to set up a meeting. All visits require an appointment and at least one week notice.

Advanced Distillation can provide you with a quote on any distillation or extraction or recovery system to met your production needs. Contact us today to discuss your options for production capabilities.