MAR 28, 2019 6:00 AM PDT

Optimization Study of Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Cannabinoids from Cannabis Sativa

C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
  • Founder, Cattis Scientific
      Eric Kawka is the founder of Cattis Scientific, a Cannabis startup in Vermont. He focuses his work on developing and implementing Cannabis extraction standards and processes for the quickly growing bio-botanical space. He's particularly interested in establishing scalable extraction methods for a new class of medical cannabis derived products that meet pharmaceutical standards. Eric holds a M.A. in organic chemistry and has significant experience in extraction systems development, start-up ventures, and business development. Eric is an advisor for Cannabis start-ups in Massachusetts, Vermont, Ohio and Florida.


    Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) has been studied and optimized for a variety of purposes in the food and nutraceutical industries. However, optimization data related to the use of SFE for extracting cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa is limited. This talk will focus on how cannabinoid extraction can be optimized by altering the static soak and dynamic flow durations of CO2 while maintaining a consistent solvent-mass to feed-mass ratio. Mass balance and extraction efficiency data will be presented and discussed. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Gain a better understanding of how cannabinoid extraction can be optimized 
    2. Learn about mass balance and extraction efficiency

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