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Maratek Environmental Blog

How is Hemp CBD Oil Different From Marijuana CBD Oil?

Posted by Colin Darcel

Aug 2, 2018 10:24:00 AM

 

The cannabinoid (CBD) industry is continuing to grow leaps and bounds over the past couple of years, but do you know the difference between CBD oil derived from hemp and CBD oil derived from marijuana?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the three main chemicals found in the cannabis and hemp plants. It’s growth in popularity in recent years has coincided with various scientific studies that have continued to find benefits for its application.

It’s believed CBD can be used for the treatment of various mental and physical illnesses, and possess beneficial properties such as antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, anticonvulsants and antipsychotics.

However, there are some key differences between the CBD oil derived from hemp and the CBD oil derived from marijuana.

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Topics: Cannabis Oil Tech

Batch vs Continuous Distillation: What is the Best Option for my Business?

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jul 19, 2018 1:16:00 PM

Recycling solvents on-site through distillation can provide various benefits for businesses in the industrial manufacturing sector. It will result in significantly lower waste costs and allow businesses to market themselves as environmentally friendly.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling Equipment

How to Extract CBD From Hemp and Marijuana Plants

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jul 6, 2018 10:30:25 AM

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the three main chemicals found in the cannabis plant, and it has grown in popularity in recent years as scientific studies continue to find benefits for its application.

Over the past few years CBD has become so popular that it is now being produced into a wide range of commercial and pharmaceutical products, from edibles, oils, creams and even infused drinks such as coffee.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling Equipment

How Automotive Finishing Shops can Save Money with On-Site Solvent Recycling

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jun 19, 2018 11:40:00 AM

Automotive finishing shops are often stuck with solvents and residual paints around their shop, but owners can save a significant amount of money by recycling these products on site.

On-site recycling could reduce an automotive finishing company’s solvent purchases by as much as 95 per cent, as well as dramatically reducing hazardous waste levels in the shop. According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control, automotive finishing shops in California reduced their solvent purchases by as much as 80 per cent by recycling on site.

Used solvent and paint waste is often the largest waste stream inside an automotive finishing shop, but it can be recycled by either shipping it off to an off-site recycling facility or by recycling the waste on site.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Case Study: Improving your Hemp Oil Product and Purity with Maratek

Posted by Colin Darcel

May 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Research shows that cannabis oil (also known as cannabinoids and CBD) has benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic and antipsychotic, meaning it is the potential treatment for numerous physical and mental illnesses.

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Topics: Solvent Recyling

Solvent Distillation Safety Part III

Posted by Colin Darcel

Apr 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Welcome to the final part of a three part series on Solvent Distillation safety, this article will look at heating jacket malfunction, nitrocellulose reactions and solvent properties. Our last safety article looked at solvent foaming and drying phase temperature increases, if you missed it click here: Solvent Distillation Safety Part II.

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Topics: Solvent Distillation, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Solvent Distillation Safety Part II

Posted by Colin Darcel

Apr 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Welcome to the second part of a three part series on Solvent Distillation safety, this blog will look at solvent foaming and drying phase temperature increases. Our last safety article looked at Class 1 Division 1 MetLab Certification and distillation chamber safety, if you missed it click here: Solvent Distillation Safety Part I.

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Topics: Solvent Distillation, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Solvent Distillation Safety Part I

Posted by Colin Darcel

Apr 10, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Recovering solvent through distillation is an excellent way to reduce operating costs for companies with low volume to an extremely high volume solvent use. Companies can recycle their own waste solvent to reduce the cost of waste disposal, and replacement their consumption of new solvent. Processing on-site also lowers their environmental liabilities in a safe manner when using the proper equipment.

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Topics: Solvent Distillation, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Understanding Solvents and Their Uses

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jan 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Solvent is broadly defined as a liquid capable of dissolving other another substance, and solvents can obviously be found across a range of industries. In our context, solvents and their industrial uses are either liquids or gases that can dissolve or extract other substances.

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Topics: Solvent Recyling, Solvents

Waterproofing Company Saves Thousands by Recycling Their Solvents

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jan 15, 2018 11:00:00 AM

LymTal International Inc. has introduced the line of Iso-Flex systems that are designed to protect concrete structures. LymTal offers a broad scope of products in their commercial waterproofing division including traffic and membrane coatings, as well as concrete and joint sealants.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

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