Spe-ed SFE-Prime for Education

Spe-ed SFE-Prime for education. Teach supercritical fluids in your college laboratory.

Spe-edTM SFE Prime: The ONLY Teaching Tool for Supercritical Fluids Technology


Applied Separations is meeting the growing, world-wide commitment to a cleaner, greener environment. Environmentally friendly Supercritical Fluid (SCF) technology works with today's innovative, easy-to-use systems from
Applied Separations.


Your students will be leading tomorrow's green process using no petroleum solvents and no toxic residue.


The Spe-edTM SFE Prime meets the rigorous needs of day-to-day use in the classroom and are made for hands-on demonstrations. It is safe, simple to operate, fast and affordable, with features found in other, more expensive SFE systems.


Demonstrate Supercritical Fluids in emerging industries, foods, natural products and nanotechnology where solvents can't be used.


The system features:


  • temperatures to 220°C*
  • pressure up to 10,000 psi (690 BAR)
  • pump: up to 200mL/min flow rate**
  • control of flow rates to each vessel
  • fully-adjustable, non-clogging micro-metering valve
  • process vessels ranging in size from 5 to 100mL
  • extract collected into SPE cartridges or standard glassware
  • in-line trapping capabilities
  • modifier addition capability
  • liquid sample extraction capability
  • multiple over-pressure safety devices

Heating Compartment

  • Flip-up cover for easy access
  • Temperatures to 220°C*

Micro-metering valve

  • Straightforward adjustable design
  • Non-clogging
  • Simplified cleaning / rinsing
  • Maintenance free
  • Flow control +/- 1.8%
  • Heated to compensate for Joule Thompson cooling


  • 5mL to 100mL hand tightened
  • Simplified shutoff valves
  • Static and dynamic extractions

High Pressure CO2 Pump

  • Reliable air driven
  • Pressure 690 BAR (10,000 psi)
  • up to 200mL/min flow rate**
  • Digital pressure setting maintains a desired set point throughout the system
  • Integrated cooling requiring no external chiller


  • A PID temperature controller maintains the precise fluid temperature inside the high pressure vessel.
  • Independent temperature sensor monitors precise temperature of the vessel


  • Built-in automatic over pressure and over temperature safeguards
  • Audible alarm
  • Pressure relief valve
  • Rupture disc

It's Easy Being Green!


Easily replace your harsh solvents with supercritical fluids. Carbon dioxide is one of the most commonly used supercritical fluids.


CO2 is:

  • Safe
  • Inexpensive
  • Readily available
  • An ideal substitute for many hazardous and toxic solvents
  • CO2 is not produced in the SCF process. Existing CO2 is merely used. There is NO addition to any greenhouse effect.

* with higher temperature accessories

**for atmospheric (incompressible) liquid

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