Supercritical fluid extraction system

supercritical fluid extraction system
supercritical fluid extraction system
supercritical fluid extraction system
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A supercritical fluid is any substance at a temperature and pressure above its critical point. Such fluids can diffuse through solids like a gas and dissolve materials like a liquid. Near the critical point, small changes in pressure or temperature result in large changes in density, allowing many properties of a supercritical fluid to be “fine‐tuned”. Supercritical fluids are often suitable substitutes for organic solvents in a range of industrial and laboratory processes. Carbon dioxide is one of the many commonly used supercritical fluids. It is relatively simple to exceed its critical point (31 °C, 1057 psi). Applications that involve supercritical fluids include extractions, nano‐particle and nano‐structured film formation, supercritical drying, carbon capture and storage, as well as enhanced oil recovery studies. Water is another substance that is often used in its supercritical condition (374 °C, 3185 psi). Its excellent thermal conductivity properties make it the fluid of choice in pressurized nuclear reactors for electricity generation. The extremely aggressive and reactive nature of supercritical water makes it an excellent choice for the oxidative destruction of some hazardous waste materials.


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