Room Temperature Winterization and Solvent Removal

Hello,
I’d like to introduce Ecosce Inc.'s Ecosce Process and Omega mk1 Filtration Skid. Ecosce stands for Eco friendly Solvent Chemistry Equipment. The Ecosce Process removes the requirement for large temperature changes for winterizations (precipitation/filtration) and desolvation. This results in a massive energy efficiency gain and an amazing 11x reduction in total process cost per unit (winterization and desolvation operations cost plus capital equipment amortized cost). Here’s a video explaining the fundamentals.

This process removes 90% of solvents, and at least 95% of lipids without high heating, chilling, or vacuum at a flow rate of 250L/hr per process (125L/hr combined).

Let me know what you think!

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This could be a game changer. Do you have any videos of it working with actual oil? Whats the ballpark cost for consumables?

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At last revursed osmosis enters the game
Have high hopes For this teck
@Lincoln20XX Some one is getting this rolling :grinning:
Welcome by the way

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One more thing
We are impressed by numbers so If You wan t our attention give us Some
Which solvent s can be used?
How much solvent can be evacuated etc etc

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Before/after pictures of solution? Ought to be able to remove chlorophyll and other things too if pore sizes are well selected.

Super cool. I knew it had to be possible. The spiral wound membranes is something I hadn’t thought of.

Cut sheet for those who can’t be bothered to find it on their website.

31e20c_9f0ca94ae9594c7aa28e0ced4feb737a.pdf (1.7 MB)

Of course, the most important questions are:

  • does it remove chlorphyll?
  • what is the cost / capex requirement?
  • how much power does it require?
  • are there any working examples / people we can talk to who are actually using it
  • Can it be made bigger? 250L/hr is pretty small. (“Just buy 8” isn’t a super acceptable answer)

It looks interesting, and if the price is right and it actually does what you say it does @Noah I’ll likely buy one (or 10). Let’s chat.

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Go big or go Home kind a gig :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

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More is better. That’s what more means.

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Also what is the cut-off on the solvent recovery membrane? Do the terpenes stay on retentate or permeate side?

Well your answer is in the dalton size of molecuules You can find those on the msds sheet of the compound You are looking for

Yeah I know that part. The question is what is the dalton size of the provided membrane.

Hope hè answers hè is most probably using evonic membranes on this for solvents

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Wonder how Well patetented hè got his rig cause this is easy copy/paste machinery

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Cut sheet says “60%” capital cost savings - which probably means something in the region of $60k, as that’s about 40% of the ~$150k that most people are paying for FFE units.

If so, it’s only really exciting if you’re in the business of buying off the massively overpriced off the shelf consumer units, and not at anything approaching industrial scale.

Sure your opex is gonna be lower, but not massively lower, especially for those of us looking at boilers and standard commercial chillers.

I mean they use units like this for desalination plants and they’re huge. So it’s definitely possible to make a much bigger one.

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Some solvent have to stay to keep a flow but as You say on a large scale this makes sense even If only half gets recovered
I am about to get to know a thar system and winterizing like this is already Nice

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Exactly the sky is the limit in My simple mind

The surface area of a spiral membrane goes as the square of the radius. While the heat exchange area of a falling film only scales linearly. Correct me if i’m wrong.

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Very treu

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If you’re using a tube and shell exchanger, correct. There are many other forms of heat exchangers out there. We’re probably going to be using various iterations of plate style exchangers. Spiral ones also can work, but are more of a pain when it comes to cleaning etc.

There are also likely pressure considerations when scaling something like this, not just surface area. Not insurmountable of course.

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