Monthly Archives: July 2012

TN-111 – Removal of Oils and Waxes from Fabric with SFE

Rudy Baskette, Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc Perchloroethylene (as seen in the figure below) has been the standard dry cleaning solvent for over seven decades. Dry cleaning with perchloroethylene not only leaves a distinctive chemical odor on clothes, but can damage … Continue reading

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TN-110 – Peppermint Oil Extraction

Rudy Baskette, Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc Traditionally, the food industry utilizes steam distillation to extract peppermint oil. Steam distillation processes yield an extract that is a combination of pure and thermally decomposed peppermint oil. The extract from traditional steam distillation … Continue reading

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