Trying to figure out how many Mole Sieve beads i will need to re proof 50 gallons a day (will probably get a weeks worth of beads so there is never a down time waiting for the to dry)
My question being: whats the formula for water absorption for 3A beads? Carbon chemistry did not have any info on this… they said people just usually buy X amount of beads and figure it out…
We will be ramping up to 400-600 gallons a day over the next up coming months and id like to be able to also figure out what king of ovens we will need based on amount of beads being used.
For the 50 gallons a day we have a 4.8 cubic foot oven currently. And that was just a best guess scenario since the providers of Mole sieve beads ive contacted dont appear to have any empirical data on the subject? which i find to be somewhat unprofessional, but understandable.
@Shadownaught This math add up to you? trying to source beads from yall, you guys just didnt have the empirical data available. It seems excessive to have to use 40 kilos to proof 45 gallons, gonna need a couple more ovens for sure
18-25% water retention is to be expected, however, mol sieve drying is normally used on higher proof alcohol (180+). Due to the normal usage I wonder if this drying method is worthwhile. The BR 9200 can regen alcohol to 190p all day (9600 is the THC distillation model).
9600 is for solvent recycling. 9200 is our cannabis unit with a significantly shorter column.
I agree that reproofing the ethanol a little is probably the better method. Going from 80% to 100% with sieves alone could be tricky as the math indicates. That’s a ton of sieve and they don’t regenerate at low temps. Massive energy investment + you would probably need either a vacuum system or N2 stream to speed things up.
@Siosis Now lets say you take your ethanol back to 95% through fractional distillation. Then you need 1/3 of the sieve.