Developed to investigate the application of supercritical fluid techniques to processing applications such as the extractions of peppermint flavour from peppermint leaves the SFT-150 Supercritical Fluid Extractor (SFE) yields an extract of pure peppermint oil, because the peppermint is extracted under much gentler conditions than traditional methods like steam distillation that produces a thermally degraded peppermint oil extract. This system can also be applied to a wide variety of natural substances to obtain pure fragrance extracts for perfumes and shampoos. It is a fully research-capable instrument, designed to perform extractions in a supercritical fluid media. The modular design of the SFT-150 makes it easy and cost effective to alter the unit’s basic configuration, adapting it to meet new or evolving application needs. It incorporates an air driven pump that can rapidly produce the high pressures required for supercritical fluid work.
Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc.