Technology (UPN: 196)
|Organisation Region||European Union|
|Overview||Supercritical fluids are involved in a wide variety of applications which have shown a significant progress in recent years. Many industrial sectors are concerned including cosmetics, pharmaceutics, materials, chemistry or energy. Other areas are in rapid development such as the cleaning of mechanical parts or the surface preparation of microelectronics. It should be noted that water (Tc = 374 °C, Pc = 221 bars), which critical point is higher than that of CO2 (Tc = 31 °C, Pc = 74 bars), is nevertheless very much studied as a reaction medium, finding applications in the synthesis of nanoparticles and the recovery and treatment of waste.|
Supercritical fluids have industrial applications in a wide range of areas including food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and materials. Supercritical fluids based processes include extraction, impregnation, formulation, sterilization, cleaning, energy and waste treatment among others.
In recent years, the growing interest in environmental issues has allowed the emergence of innovative solutions firmly engaged in sustainable development. Chemical process respecting the twelve principles of "Green Chemistry" have known a considerable growth in the last twenty years.
Extraction of flavourings from natural products, Elimination of pesticides from agricultural products, Extraction of added value molecules from natural products, Particles design, Dry cleaning (clothes), Dyeing of textiles, Organic waste treatment...
SUSTAINABLE, SOLVENT FREE, INNOVATIVE, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
In user / Testing result available
Proof-of-concept or Laboratory prototype
Research or Experimental
Working prototype or Sample ready for testing
|Innovator||A non-profit organization that works as a cluster gathering research and industries. It aims at promoting supercritical fluids and boosting industrial applications in order to facilitate the transfer from lab scale to industrial scale.|
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