Crystallization is a common Isolation method used to separate a substance in its pure form from a mixture. In cannabinoid applications, crystallization is often used to isolate CBD with additional cannabinoids like THC, terpenes, and other plant components stripped out.
Under proper conditions crystals form creating a highly purified substance. Crystals will begin to nucleate when the substrate in the solvent becomes supersaturated and then process conditions can be dictated to control either nucleation or crystal growth. Many crystallization processes are done with batch reactors as it allows for precise control of these attributes. Pope offers a variety of equipment and turnkey solutions for crystallization.