Unit Ensures Precise, Reproducible Extractions
Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ benchtop supercritical fluid extractor model SFT-110XW boasts a completely redesigned restrictor valve with integrated micrometer, which allows for precise flow control, essential for demanding applications. A completely removable oven lid and large side panel allow the user easy access to the high pressure vessel(s). An indicator light on the pump module alerts the user to proper operation of the Peltier pre-cooler, ensuring CO2 is maintained in the liquid state. A robust outlet from the restrictor ensures that users will not accidently damage the outlet tube when inserting it into the collection container. Extraction vessels up to 500 mL, single or dual configurations, afford versatility. Supercritical fluid extraction has become a popular alternative to traditional extraction methods that use organic solvents. Fast, efficient extraction of a variety of materials may be achieved using supercritical carbon dioxide. The extractor is suited for both research and process development applications. Precise control of temperature, pressure and flow rate is essential for successful, reproducible extractions. The use of dual sapphire syringe pump technology, integrated pre-heaters and precise flow control provides the precision required to achieve these goals. Process parameters developed in the laboratory are the key to successful scale-ups to pilot or production-scale equipment.