Infinity Supercritical 5L Fast Filter Comparison to the Drain Droyd from ExtraktLAB United Science
Two great systems that dewax winterized solutions.
The goal of fast dewaxing is to remove wax after a botanical oil extraction has been combined with ethanol, then put into a freezer. The wax solidifies, then needs to be removed from the solution. The purpose of a dewaxing process is to remove the wax quickly (which normally takes a long time through a traditional filter and becomes a bottleneck in larger processing operations). The resulting filtered solution is botanical oil extract concentrate and ethanol. After dewaxing, the solution needs to be run through a rotary evaporator to complete the winterization process.
The Drain Droyd can use positive pressure to increase flow, and has a larger filter bowl that can hold more liquid.
The issue with larger pours and holding is that the filter paper will get clogged fast, and it’s nearly impossible to use one paper filter for a pour more than a few liters.
Plus, the more solution that goes through a paper filter, the filter does its work, and accumulates wax, which prevents flow. That’s why it is recommended that anything more than a few liters of solution pour, you replace the inexpensive paper filter. Otherwise, the pour flow slows down, and the wax prevents flow. An overflow situation results in the filter becoming ineffective, and multiple pours of the same solution to filter out all the wax.
The Infinity Supercritical Fast Filter has a vacuum pump (built from off-the-shelf parts that are easy to replace if needed). That’s a $5,000 value.
Both feature stainless steel collection vessels, while the Drain Droyd has all stainless construction. The Infinity Supercritical Fast Filter uses food grade HDPE for both the pour filter bowl, and the table top, which has the added feature of giving the operator work space to hold pour vessels, paper filters, and a working storage space. The Drain Droyd requires an additional table to assist with the filter operation, and the optional vacuum pump is usually put on the floor next to the Droyd cart.
While the Infinity Supercritical Fast Filter is twice as big for its footprint, it has a self-contained 110V vacuum pump, pump motor, VFD, and breaker, as well as the table top (which can be expanded to 10L pour dual bowl filters). The industrial cart has the signature Infinity powdercoat green caster beams and 5 inch swivel lockable casters. The frame is 100 percent recylable, and can easily fit through any standard door, hallway, or elevator.
Both systems can use paper filters, and other filter media, depending on the components you wish to filter or remove from the solution.
Infinity Supercritical has also identified the Fast Filter as a great candidate for filtering high tech materials, such as graphene.
Filter supplies for the Fast Filter (50cm) filter papers from Infinity Supercritical direct (in stock) or order direct from Infinity Supercritical Website:
Note: Shipping is $50 for any quantity, for each separate filter size.