Supercritical Fluids

Supercritical Fluid (SCF) technology works.


From extractions, to aerogels, to metal injection molding, and so much in between, Supercritical Fluids are being used more and more, effectively replacing petroleum-based solvents. And with the easy-to-use systems from Applied Separations, greening your process has never been more attainable.


Processes using Supercritical Fluids leave no toxic residue, and with the properties and benefits of both a gas and a liquid, SCF offers solubility without surface tension, making even the most sensitive of processes possible.


CO2 is not produced in the the SCF process, rather already existing CO2 is used. There is NO addition to any greenhouse effect.


Applied Separations has built thousands of SCF systems. From large scale production facilities, to pilot plants to laboratory systems, no process is too big or too small. Discuss your ideas with us, and we'll help you find a Supercritical solution.


Phase Diagram for Supercritical CO2

CO2 Phase Diagram

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the most commonly used supercritical fluids because it is:

  • Safe.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Readily available.
  • An ideal substitute for many hazardous and toxic solvents.


Production Scale Supercritical Fluid systems Shop the family of Laboratory Scale Supercritical fluid systems. From single vessel units to customizable benchtop systems.  Larger scale supercritical fluid systems with liquid counter current capabilities. Learn more: What is a supercritical fluid? ASI Supercritical systems have multiple safety features. Learn more about the safety features here.

Explore Supercritical Fluids...

Countless industries use supercritical fluids to replace hazardous sovents - from Aerogel Drying to Waterless Textile Dyeing High Pressure vessels from 5mL and up. Configure your systems to your needs - whether it's one, 10mL vessel, multiple 20L vessels, or more! A wide range of accessories for supercritical fluid systems. A supercritical system designed specifically for use in the college laboratory - with students and safety in mind! Supercritical testing and tolling available. Contact us for more information.

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