Off topic, the question concerned low temp vacuum distillation, but....
There are many other first world based companies manufacturing these solvent recovery devices, and then there's China and India.
The collection bags are usually nylon, sometimes PTFE.
Oral/topical meds, feed for fractional distillation, etc.
The Sidewinder Model M-2 has been tested and certified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc for use in a normal, non-hazardous location. Here are some of the solvents for recycling but you may know them under a different name. Please call us and we can help you determine if the Sidewinder is the right distiller reclaimer for your solvents. Be prepared to email us your MSD sheet.
methyl ethyl ketone
methyl isobutyl ketone
methyl n-amyl ketone
naphtha (light aliphatic)
naphtha (petroleum spirits)
I'm currently investigating the best of those, and several more here,
(I listed them as to relative polarity, and included boiling points for comparison)
If you read through the entire thread, the details of how anyone can acquire the listed solvents is described in detail.
Most of these solvent recyclers have a vacuum distillation option available so they can be run at reduced pressure to lower the boil off temperature. To protect from corrosion damage due to processing solvents contaminated with acids, etc. they often offer a stainless steel option in lieu of copper coils. The larger units have a 'scrapper' (stirring paddle,) and are set up for continuous processing. The manufacturers selling these units should also be able to assist in setting up an approvable facility.
I found a comparison to wiped film,
"How do your units compare to a wiped film (thin film) evaporator?
Wiped film (thin film for WFE) evaporators are designed to run in an application where there is continuous imput from a manufacturing process and the composition of the input does not change significantly. PRI’s units are designed to handle variable waste streams with little or no input from the operator. Because PRI’s systems do not use high speed rotating parts and do not require tight tolerances , little maintenance is required compared to a wiped form unit."
Much safer, easier to operate, unattended 24 hour a day operation, less expensive both initially and in the long run, high volume units available, nearly the same speed as rotovaps and wiped film.
I've never seen these devices mentioned previously, I pm'd Gray Wolf for feedback, what's up???