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Phytochemical Extraction for the Food industry with the SFT-120XW

Lycopene, polyphenols, kavalactones, tocopherol, and Omega-3 fatty acids are all examples of naturally occurring phytochemicals, which are typically biologically active compounds that are important additives used in the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries.

To develop a comprehensive method to perform green extractions of these naturally occurring compounds, a research grade supercritical CO2 extraction system is required. Precise control of pressure, temperature and flow rate is essential to accomplish reproducible, selective extraction of these important additives.

The SFT-120XW SFE, along with the Nex10 CO2 Pump, provides these capabilities in an affordable, easy to use extraction system.  It offers interchangeable vessels ranging in size from 5 ml to 1000 ml, direct contact vessel heaters, and an integrated pre-heater for rapid warm up and precise temperature control.  A thermocouple though the vessel wall into vessel interior provides precise measurement of fluid temperature.  Quick disconnects for the heaters and the thermocouple make changing vessels fast and easy.

The Nex10 high pressure liquid CO2 pump is a relatively new offering from SFT. It is a robust, high performance, pneumatically driven piston pump that takes liquid CO2 from tank pressure (800-900 psi) up to 10,000 psi (68.9 MPa) at flow rates up to 50 ml/min. 

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