1000 Bar - Uses for Supercritical Fluids

Supercritical Fluids at Higher Pressure


Most supercritical CO2 extraction equipment and commercial production plants operate at pressures less than 500 bar because equipment costs increase significantly at higher pressures. This upper limit in pressure results in sub optimal extraction of many high value products. Results from supercritical fluid extraction experiments indicate that distinct solubility maxima are achieved between 650 – 1000 bar for many valuable compounds including:


  • Sitosterol
  • Beta – Carotene
  • Cryptoxanthin
  • Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Astaxanthin


Increasing supercritical CO2 extraction pressures up to 1000 bar may upgrade existing industrial processes operating at sub optimal conditions as well as lead to the discovery of effective supercritical conditions for new products.

Applied Separations have a proven commitment to advancing Supercritical Fluids technology and have worked with companies all over the world to incorporate supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) into their processes. Thanks to their world class R&D team, in-house engineers, and visionary approach, Applied Separations work hard to develop and enhance applications of this green technology in many unexpected industries.


Have an application in mind? Please contact iBiosys Solutions and, together with Applied Separations, we will work with you to develop a supercritical fluid application fit for your needs.