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Supercritical Extraction

Supercritical Extraction

The Fluitron Model SFE-10 is an extremely versatile research tool for studies in supercritical fluid extraction.

Fluitron’s 30+ years experience in high pressure and temperature technology has produced a unit that is easy to use, facilitates quick turnover and is low maintenance. The system features a 100cc, 10,000 psi extractor, 500cc separator, air-operated liquid pump, temperature, pressure & flow controls, as well as all of the necessary interconnecting piping, valves, fittings and electronics. A schematic diagram of the piping system and controls is provided. The carbon dioxide is first filtered, and then pressurized and pumped into the extractor. The fluid passes over the material being processed in the extractor vessel. Pressure is maintained in the extractor using a micro-metering valve. Temperature of the extractor is maintained by a PID microprocessor based controller. The solute-laden carbon dioxide is then depressurized and separated in the separator vessel. The extracted solute is collected in the separator. The carbon dioxide passes through a flow meter and is then vented. 

Pressure Rating @100° C6000 psi
up to 30,000 psi
SolventCarbon Dioxide
Other solvents available
Materials of Construction316 Stainless Steel
OptionsCO2 Flow Control and Totalization
Extraction Chamber
Pressure Control
Pressurizing Pump/Compressor
Separator Vessel
Secondary Operations
  • In-house Engineering
  • In-house Machine Shop
  • In-house ASME Code Weld Shop
  • Complete System Integration
  • Hazardous or Non Hazardous Electrical Classifications

    • Wash Down
    • Class 1 Division 1
    • Class 1 Division 2
    • UL
    • CSA
State of the Art Control

Fluitron has the ability to provide any level of control, to meet the customers requirements. Our experience ranges from manual control to fully automated process systems operating in production environments.

  • Manual, Microprocessor, PLC, or PC control
  • Complete System Integration
  • In-house PLC Programming
  • In-house Operating software program
  • Computer Interface
  • Data Acquisition
  • Pressure/Temperature/Flow/Level Control


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