Supercritical Fluids

Supercritical Fluid (SCF) technology works.


From extractions, to aerogels, to metal injection molding, and so much in between, Supercritical Fluids are being used more and more, effectively replacing petroleum-based solvents. And with the easy-to-use systems from Applied Separations, greening your process has never been more attainable.


Processes using Supercritical Fluids leave no toxic residue, and with the properties and benefits of both a gas and a liquid, SCF offers solubility without surface tension, making even the most sensitive of processes possible.


CO2 is not produced in the the SCF process, rather already existing CO2 is used. There is NO addition to any greenhouse effect.


Applied Separations has built thousands of SCF systems. From large scale production facilities, to pilot plants to laboratory systems, no process is too big or too small. Discuss your ideas with us, and we'll help you find a Supercritical solution.


Phase Diagram for Supercritical CO2

CO2 Phase Diagram

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the most commonly used supercritical fluids because it is:

  • Safe.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Readily available.
  • An ideal substitute for many hazardous and toxic solvents.


Production Scale Supercritical Fluid systems

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