Supercritical fluid research programs conducted at Phasex are tailored to meet each customer's specific needs and can include:
- Phase behavior studies using fixed and/or variable volume view cells rated for operation up to 6,000 and 12,000psi, respectively
- Feasibility studies using one of a dozen interchangeable extraction modules ranging in size from 1L to 10L
- Process development and optimization including production of multi-kilogram quantities
- Economic assessment and generation of a process flow diagram
Feasibility studies and extended research and process optimization are conducted in any of six laboratory systems designed for up to 10,000psi operation. Our R&D projects are designed to achieve our customers' goals, whether it's creating a new product, improving an existing one, or developing a completely different process to replace an organic solvent, improve product yield or quality, recover a valuable by-product, or overcome some other limitation of an existing process.
Our technical expertise and breadth of experience in supercritical fluid applications enable us to handle a diversity of projects with applications in nutraceuticals, polymers, medical products, pharmaceuticals, lubricants, photonics, specialty chemicals, and more.