Case Study: THC Extraction and Botanical Research

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Reprinted with permission from Erlab.




Erlab Filtration Ecosystem:

Chemicals Used:


Cannabis Clackamas, OR (3) Captair 483 Smart Ductless Fume Hoods
(3) Halo Air Filtration Systems
(3) Ministore 822 Chemical Storage Cabinets
Ethyl Alcohol
Formic Acid
Liquid Chromotography


An Oregon-based company was looking to become a fully compliant cannabis testing and extraction facility. The company uses Full Spectrum and Terp Testing, as well as Decarboxylation THC/CBD percentages. Their main products include BHO Shatter, BHO Distillate and Rosin. A new, larger warehouse was purchased and they wanted to be completely operational in just a few months. They needed a quick, easy way to turn their newly acquired facility into a safe lab space.

Compliant Cannabis testing and extraction facility
Filtration Ecosystem for Cannabis Testing and Extraction


The new facility was large enough to house the small start-up company, all of the equipment needed, and room for growth. However, the space they occupy is connected to other suites and nuisance odors could be a concern. Furthermore, the building could not support the installation of additional ductwork needed for traditional ducted fume hoods. Because the distillate lab would be a converted office space located on the second floor of a shared building, turning it into a lab presented a unique set of challenges:

  • Find a suitable fume hood, storage solution, and air filtration solution to protect the user from inhaling hazardous chemical fumes during a variety of complex chemical processes.
  • The second-floor location makes transport of large equipment difficult.
  • Over time, the labs processes and equipment would change, so they required a fume hood that provided safety, could accommodate the variety of equipment used, and be easy to relocate.


Erlab was able to provide a Filtration Ecosystem to convert the challenging space into a safe distil-late lab and eliminate nuisance odors in the lab and throughout the building. The Filtration Ecosys- tem chosen for their lab is built with the following products that work together to keep the user safe and air in the lab clean:

  • Ductless Filtering Fume Hoods

    - The chemistry involved is easily handled by Erlab’s filtration technology that keeps users safe while they perform dangerous heating, evaporative, and chromatographic work. No requirement for ducting freed them from limitations and allowed the lab team the flexibility to place (or move) the hoods wherever they needed them.
  • Filtered Chemical Storage Cabinets

    - the chemicals needed are conveniently stored close to the hood and Erlab’s filtration technology eliminates exposure to noxious fumes escaping from stock bottles and containers.
  • Halo Air Filtration Systems

    - The high volume of chemical processes outside of hoods and throughout the facility meant that air quality could be a concern not only for them, but also for their neighboring businesses. With Erlab’s Halos, stray noxious odors and chemical fumes are safely eliminated.

One plus one equals three. By using Erlab’s filtration products together to capture unwanted or hazardous fumes at the source made the safe, clean, flexible and energy-efficient lab space they wanted possible.


  • Guaranteed safety and total protection from chemical inhalation for end users.
  • Reduced construction and operational costs.
  • Simple set-up meant that the business could be fully operational in a shorter amount of time.
  • Equipment easily fit into a converted space, can be disassembled for any future moves or facility upgrades.