Filtering an Oleo resin
My next project will require making some oleo resins that need to be filtered. After one run with a funnel and coffee filter paper, I have concluded I need an upgrade.
1) What is an ideal setup for filtering something thick like syrup (Jojoba + lots of dissolved solids)? (Yes I filter while still hot, so at lowest possible viscosity.)
From my preliminary research, I like the idea of a Buchner filter, with a hand operated vacuum (as I do not have a full lab set-up).
But open to any ideas…that was just a preliminary search.
2) Filter media…. I am not sure what micron filter media to purchase with whatever system I go with. I think some of the solids passing through is OK, so do not need mega filtration. I don’t want to get so fine, that filter is almost immediately plugged. With coffee filter…I wildly guessed…that I was filtering out about 1% of total product…which was fine…..but not efficient. I had to switch to a 2nd filter paper half way through an 88 ml batch.