I’m able to get a centrifuge used for separating milk and fat, wondering if it’s possible to use it for separating the cold ethanol / wax mixture. I’m aware of the fact that the wax settles on the bottom in a ethanol solution so it’s different from milk. Will it be usable it seems like a decanter centrifuge 1400/8520 rpm. I assume filtration afterwards is still necessary
They are traditionally used for dewatering applications like separating shit from water
Particulate is only in contact with the spinning outer bowel for one to three seconds
You can still run them even if your slurry runs out or low
One of two uses of a screw press is to remove water from cannabis. Supposedly you can remove 70%+ of the water and only 1-2% of the goodies. This speeds up drying time.
It’s hard to wrap your head around but in traditional decanting you pull stuff off the top surface of a pond. A decanter centrifuge is doing the exact same thing but some mad man a hundred years ago saw that it was the same principle if you combined a screw and centrifuge
It is not a replacement for a traditional cannabis bag centrifuge
Thanks, yes I understand now it’s not a decanter, I’m going to call the manufacture about it. Think I possible know how it works, a centrifuge with a separation because of density here milk/water density 1 g/ml and fat 0,9 g/ml
That is a vertical, disc-type, self-cleaning centrifuge. Looks like a Westfalia model. It is not a decanter for sure! The 1400/8520 is the Motor/Bowl RPM. This centrifuge produces (like most vertical disc-stack centrifuges) 8500 g’s.
Due to it’s intermittent ‘self-cleaning’ feature, it is NOT suitable for high solids (hemp biomass) separation. It should work well for extracted solvent clarification.
Also, most of the vertical ‘self-cleaning’ centrifuges use water to operate the hydraulic sludge ejection mechanism which prevents them from being used with fluids much below 32F. However, the much higher g-force exerted by a disc-stack centrifuge (like in your photo) can significantly reduce the filtration needed for winterization. We have supplied these types of high-g, disc-stack centrifuges for clarification of ethanol post extraction.
A decanter is a horizontal centrifuge which exerts maximum 4000 g-force. A decanter can continuously ‘push-out’ the separated solids (biomass) which makes it well suited for biomass solvent separation phase of the process.
Feel free to reply or PM if you have any centrifuge / decanter related technical questions. Hope this helps.