The number one contaminant in any extraction lab process is water. All plant material has water that will transfer to the process solvent; fresh, frozen and other green material will be heavily laden with water. Liquid water will ruin your recovery pump. That water will move through your process and cause issues at every turn.
The CycloneDry is your answer regardless of whether your pump is Oil sealed or a Dry Piston Pump like the VaporSmartz. The CycloneDry can be retrofit to any recovery pump and is built to last. Most refrigerant recovery pumps are not well suited for solvent recovery because they require solvent to be moved as a liquid for lubrication purposes. When the solvent is a liquid, so is the water and it will move right along with the gas and destroy your pump along the way. Even in applications where the solvent is being moved as a gas, water vapor will travel and condense where you don’t want it in your closed loop system.
The CycloneDry will condense water vapor into liquid water and trap it, leaving clean, dry solvent to pass through the pump.
The CycloneDry traps and removes water in two ways:
• Water Vapor is condensed into liquid in the Stainless Steel Housing using cyclonic action.
• A desiccant filter absorbs all liquid water and allows the solvent to pass through.
The desiccant filter can be baked out in a vacuum oven and reused over and over.