Technical Resources

Suggested SFE Texts

Chemical Synthesis Using Supercritical Fluids; Phillip G. Jessop, Walter Leitner

Book Description: The use of supercritical fluids as a media for chemical synthesis is discussed in detail. Experimental techniques and case studies of the application of supercritical fluids as a reaction media are discussed.

ISBN #03-527-29605-0

 

Extracting Bioactive Compounds for Food Products: Theory and Applications (Contemporary Food Engineering); M. Angela A. Meireles

Book Overview: Product development of food and neutraceuticals is at an all time high, so methods to improve bioactive compound extraction techniques are necessary. This book examines the thermodynamics, mass transfer, and economics of several techniques including: steam distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, and supercritical fluid extraction.

ISBN # 1-420-06237-9

 

Fundamentals of Supercritical Fluids; Tony Clifford, Anthony Clifford

Book Description: Provides and clear and uncluttered account of the basic physical principles underlying the use of supercritical fluids. Covers basic topics such as phase behavior, thermodynamic properties, and diffusion.

ISBN #0-198-50137-4

 

Gas Extraction: An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Supercritical Fluids and Application to Separation Processes; G. Brunner

Book Description: Application of compressed gases as solvents has found widespread interest within the scientific community. Its processes have industrial applications. The text deals with the possibilities of supercritical gases as solvents for separation processes. The volume combines physicochemical aspects with chemical engineering methods. Most of the experimental examples and case studies provide new results that will be helpful for practicing scientists, engineers, and students who want to make use of the techniques.

ISBN #3-798-50944-1

 

Green Chemistry Using Liquid and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide; Joseph M. Desimone and William Tumas

Book Description: The prospective green uses of utilizing liquid and supercritical carbon dioxide is discussed. The focus of the book is the chemical synthesis, polymers, and applications using carbon dioxide. The book contained some interesting chapters how supercritical carbon dioxide can make processes more “green” in conventional processes such as dry cleaning and enhancing properties of cement.

ISBN #0-195-15483-5

 

Natural Extracts Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide; Mamata Mukhopadhyay

Book Description: Synthesizing research from a wide variety of sources, this work offers a convenient guide to a clean, inexpensive, and non-toxic solvent that performs better than most conventional solvents. The text reviews recent developments in supercritical fluid technology and its applications to the food, flavor, fragrance, and pharmaceuticals industries. It outlines the many advantages supercritical fluid techniques have over traditional extraction methods like steam distillation, solvent extraction, and molecular distillation.

ISBN #0-849-30819-4

 

Solubility in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide: Ram B. Gupta and Jae-Jin Shim

Book Description: This book is a compilation of experimental and solubility data for liquids, solids, polymers, foods, drugs, nutraceuticals, pesticides, dyes, and metal complexes. This is a good supercritical reference to have because tables are easily organized by compound and include a plethora of information such as: temperature and pressure, co-solvents, mass solubility, and many other useful facts.

ISBN # 0-849-342-406

 

Supercritical Fluid Cleaning: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications (Materials Science and Process Technology Series); John McHardy, Samual P. Sawan

Book Description: The use of supercritical fluids for cleaning applications is explored through discussions of the supercritical state, solubilities of contaminate materials, designing cleaning processes, dynamics of particle removal, and surfactants and microemulsions. The text also has several detailed case studies on the use of supercritical fluids as a cleaning solvent.

 

Supercritical Fluid Extraction; Larry T. Taylor

Book Description: Supercritical Fluid Extraction provides a clear, practical step-by-step introduction to a sample preparation method that helps laboratories reduce or eliminate the use of halogenated solvents, extract samples more quickly and efficiently, and improve the accuracy of their results. By encouraging a deliberate, systematic approach to supercritical fluid extraction methods and techniques, this book enables the scientist to effectively introduce this technology into everyday laboratory practice.

ISBN #0-471-11990-3

 

Supercritical Fluids: Extraction and Pollution Prevention (ACS Symposium Series, No. 670); Martin A. Abraham, Aydin Kemal Sunol,

Book Description: Applications of supercritical fluid extractions include recovery of natural products and environmental and industrial cleanup. This text provides extensive coverage of diverse applications. Each section contains an overview followed by detailed treatments of specific topics including, thermodynamics, chromatography, and mass transfer.

ISBN #0-841-23517-1

 

Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Nutraceuticals and Bioactive Compounds; Jose L. Martinez

Book Overview: Increasing quality and safety standards, penchant for natural products, and minimizing use of harsh solvents all contribute to the growth of supercritical fluid technologies. This book discusses the rise and methodology of supercritical fluids as the safe, solvent-free alternative for extraction and isolation of active ingredients. Specific examples include extraction of: edible oils, including fish oils and specialty oils; herbs, such as Latin American plants and those used in Traditional Chinese Medicine; algae; spices; antioxidants and essential oils; as well as the processing of micro and nano-scale materials.

ISBN # 0-849-37089-2

 

Supercritical Fluid Extraction: Principles and Practice; Mark A. McHugh, Val J. Krukonis

Book Description: Supercritical fluid extraction is a technique in which carbon dioxide is used under extremely high pressure to separate (e.g. removing caffeine from coffee). Separations are basic to all process industries and supercritical fluid extraction is a specific type which is receiving a high level of attention. The book will combine basic fundamentals with industrial applications. Presents technical analysis of the successes and failures of supercritical fluid technology. The second addition contains new material on polymer processing, calculation of phase behavior, and phase behavior of high- pressure mixtures and has been expanded and updated and includes new chapters on chromatography and food processing.

ISBN #0-750-69244-8

 

Supercritical Fluids: Fundamentals and Applications (NATO Science Series E): E. Kiran (Editor), Pablo G. Debenedetti (Editor), Cor J. Peters (Editor)

Book Description: This book is a collection of all the advances in supercritical fluid science written by a handful of leaders in the field. It provides overviews of phase equilibrium, thermodynamics, critical behavior, and transport properties. Unlike other introductory books, it also focuses on the advances in molecular modeling, phase separation, and applications.

ISBN # 0-792-362357

 

Supercritical Fluid Methods and Protocols (Methods in Biotechnology): John R. Williams, Anthony A. Clifford

Book Description: Detailed accounts of range of techniques that can be used with supercritical fluids. These accounts include step-by-step details that include: compound extraction to ninhydrin fingerprint staining on checks to pharmaceutical impurities. Useful for supercritical novices because it walks the reader through reproducible techniques that allows the reader to become comfortable with the wide world of supercritical fluids

ISBN# 1-617-370-797

 

Supercritical Fluids: Molecular Interactions, Physical Properties and New Applications; Y. Arai, T. Sako, Y. Takebayashi

Book Description: The potential of supercritical fluid processing methods is presented in a comprehensive manner in this text. Through the careful discussion of physical and chemical principles, the application of this processing technology is demonstrated.

ISBN #3-540-41248-0

 

Supercritical Fluid Technology for Drug Product Development (Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences) (Vol 138); Peter York (Editor), Uday B. Kompella (Editor), Boris Y. Shekunov (Editor)

Book Description: This book covers supercritical fluid technologies and how they currently and will be utilized to improve in controlled drug delivery. It also discusses the various types of process engineering techniques.

ISBN # 0-824-74805-0

 

Supercritical Fluid Technology in Materials Science and Engineering: Syntheses: Properties, and Applications;Ya-Ping Sun

Book Description: This book is a compilation of the the chemical reactions, structures and fundamental properties of supercritical fluid systems for the production of new compounds, nanomaterials, fibers, and films. Advances of supercritical material in increased selectivity and reduced waste is discussed. Other important topics of note include: fluid dynamics, catalysis, hydrothermal synthesis, surfactants, conducting polymers, and crystal growth.

ISBN # 0-824-7065-1X