Vacuum Chamber Distillation Idea
Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:46 PM
My idea is this. Would it be possible to produce this same effect inside the chamber of a chaber vacuum sealer. Comonly my liquids are brought to a boil inside of the chamber during the initial pressure phase. This would lead me to believe if that the pressure could be ample enought to replicate this effect with alcohol.
My theory is to place a 1/6th pan containing the infusion ethers inside of a half pan. On top of the 1/6th pan would be some sort of domed lid or canopy. The half-pan would be used to collect the vapors when the unit is depressurized. this setup would be placed inside the vacuum sealer. Several runs would happen with maximum pressure and no seal without opening the unit. If the liquid infact boils there should be vapor condensation.
Though it may not be effiecient I do believe it would work to gather usable amounts. Thoughts?
Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:36 AM
Plus, rotovapping takes quite a bit of time. I don't thinks a chamber vac is made to run the pump continuously for that long.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:59 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:40 AM
I'm thinking if you used one and released the vacuum as soon as your liquid started to boil the lid would seal the vacuum inside and maintain it, trapping your volatiles as well.
If the jars couldn't take it it wouldn't be pretty though.
Does anyone know the pressures Bell jars are designed to?