Using the right filtration media can allow you to take total control of your end product. From Silica Gel to Carbon and Color Bleach blends, processors use filtration media to remove unwanted colors, get rid of pesticides and get the purest possible end product.
FILTRATION MEDIA : THE BASICS
Filtration media is anything placed in a filter that changes the quality of the liquid flowing through it. There are 3 types of filtration: chemical, biological and mechanical. Each one has its special uses, and processors may have preferences based on whether they are making an organic end-product, for example.
CONTROL COLOR WITH FILTRATION PROCESSES
When working with plant material to create extracts, distillates and oils, it is sometimes difficult to remove dark, stubborn colors.
Silica Gel: Used in column chromatography and color remediation, Silica Gel absorbs chlorophyll, carotenoids, and other hydrophilic impurities, which are your dark greens and oranges. Silica does heavy lifting for remediation of very dark colors.
Bleaching Clay: C-Bleach Bleaching Clay Powder lets you decolorize liquids and oils without having to resort to a chemical treatment. The result is a cleaner end product.
REMOVE NASTY PESTICIDES WITH NATURAL FILTRATION MEDIA
Activated Carbon is one of the best products for filtering out unwanted substances and chemicals like pesticides. Often referred to as “activated charcoal,” activated carbon is an extremely porous form of carbon that is used in the purification of water and air. Our Activated Carbon product is a granular, multipurpose, coconut-based adsorbent. The result of using Activated Carbon in your filtration process is a purer end-product, free of pesticides.
DIAL IN YOUR PRODUCT WITH THE RIGHT FILTRATION MEDIA
Whether you're trying to remove pesticides, improve clarity or dial in your product in other ways, learning about the right filtration media, and getting them from a reputable supplier is essential. One example of a more-than-one-use filtration medium is Mag-Sil.
Magnesium Silicate: Mag-Sil is known to remove pesticides, as well as improve color and clarity of distillates, isolates and oils. Magnesium Silicate will bind to polar, water-soluble compounds.