Supercritical Education System

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 is the newest SFE in our series of instruments for supercritical fluid processes. These systems meet 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.

Spe-ed SFE Prime for Supercritical Education

Uses of SCF range from:


  • Extracting herbs, spices and fragrances
  • Extraction of pharmaceuticals / nutraceuticals
  • Extracting nicotine and caffeine
  • Extraction from foods
  • Dyeing textiles
  • Cleaning medical implants
  • Making nanoparticles
  • Drying aerogels
  • Cleaning wafers
  • Developing photoresists
  • Extraction from polymers
  • Impregnation of biopolymers
Products made from supercritical fluid extracted natural products.
Wafer cleaned with supercritical fluids.

In addition to Green Chemistry, the world of the very small, nanotechnology, is VERY big. Students without a strong knowledge of nanotechnology will be at a serious disadvantage when they enter the workforce.


Supercritical Fluids will also play a critical role in Nanotechnology with no surface tension and no residue. Conveniently enough, we have an instrument that can be used to teach BOTH Green Chemistry AND Nanotechnology.


  • Affordable, safe, durable
  • Package includes syllabus, applications notes and experiments, technical support
  • Developed in conjunction with South Dakota State University's Doug Rainie, a preeminent professor well-versed in SCF


Supercritical Fluids are no longer an exotic laboratory curiosity, but now a cost-effective tool to improve process development that your students MUST know to be prepared for the real world!


  • Natural products
  • Medicinals
  • Biomass extractions
  • Fragrances/essential oils
  • Pharmaceuticals/foods
  • Natural products
  • Enzymatic reactions
  • Reaction cleanups
  • Hydrogenations
  • Material Science
  • Nanoparticles
  • Aerogels
  • Coatings
  • Metal Injection Molding (MIM)
  • Impregnations
  • Electronics
  • IC Cleaning
  • Micro Electro-Mechanical Machines (MEM) cleaning
  • Resist developer
  • Textiles
  • Dyeing
  • Impregnations
  • Cleaning
  • Critical cleaning machine parts
  • ICs
  • MEMs
  • Subcritical/Supercritical Water

Applied Separations, Inc.     930 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101     610-770-0900