Processing Magazine

Bench Top Supercritical Fluid Extractor

March 13, 2012

The model SFT-110XW bench top supercritical fluid extractor (SFE) from Supercritical Fluid Technologies (SFT) features a completely redesigned restrictor valve with integrated micrometer, which allows for very precise flow control. 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 SFT-10 pump module alerts the user to proper operation of the Peltier pre-cooler, ensuring CO2 is maintained in the liquid state. 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 SFT-110XW SFE is well suited for both research and process development applications, according to the manufacturer.