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Supercritical Fluid Extraction on the Vanguard: Advances and Innovations

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  • January 07, 2024

Supercritical Fluid Extraction on the Vanguard: Advances and Innovations

28th Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

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Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) is a powerful chemical processing technique that goes beyond the green chemistry principles of environmentally friendly solvents and essentially complete solvent recovery and reuse. While the most popular supercritical fluid is carbon dioxide, small molecule hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones, nitrogen containing compounds (e.g., N2O and NH3) and mixtures are finding increasing applications. The ability to selectively tune temperature, pressure, polarity, and other physical properties of the supercritical solvent is attractive to a diverse audience and recent innovations in methodologies and technologies keep the field on the vanguard. Metrics, scalability, and dynamic process control and real-time monitoring enhance the range of accessible conditions and expand applications. This session highlights the practice gaps of extracting thermally-sensitive and bio-active compounds, scalability, techno-economic analysis of initial cost, efficiency, and scale-up, lack of universally applicable conditions, operator training and safety, regulatory standards, and AI and machine learning predictive modeling.

28th GC & EC 2024

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