Handbook on Supercritical Fluids: Fundamentals, Properties and Applications


Jane Osborne (Editor)

Series: Physics Research and Technology

Supercritical fluid carbon dioxide (sc-CO2) possesses both gas-like and liquid-like properties. It is capable of depositing nanoparticles in small structures and poorly wettable substrates. Deposition and array formation of metal and metal sulfide nanoparticles on various substrates using sc-CO2 as a medium has been a subject of considerable interest for researchers in nanomaterials area in recent years. This handbook begins by exploring nanoparticle deposition using supercritical fluid carbon dioxide.

Further topics in this handbook include separation of oils using supercritical carbon dioxide; the application of an integrated supercritical extraction and impregnation process for incorporation of thyme extracts into different carriers; supercritical fluid extraction application on dairy products and by-products; and supercritical fluid technology applications in pharmaceutical drug formulations (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Nanoparticles Deposition Using Supercritical Fluid Carbon Dioxide (pp. 1-46)
Joanna S. Wang and Chien M. Wai (Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA)

Chapter 2 – Electrospray of Polymer Solution into Carbon Dioxide-Hexane Mixture at Different Pressures: A Feasible Way for Product Morphology Control (pp. 47-56)
Yue Wu, Leyuan Xu, Hao Zhang and Kun Liu (Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA, and others)

Chapter 3 – Separation of Oils Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (pp. 57-78)
Marco Maschietti (Aalborg University Esbjerg, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Esbjerg, Denmark)

Chapter 4 – Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Applications of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (pp. 79-104)
Nicola De Zordi, Angelo Cortesi, Ireneo Kikic, Mariarosa Moneghini and Dario Solinas (Department Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5 – Polypropylene/Organoclay Nanocomposites Prepared by Supercritical CO2 Assisted Extrusion Process (pp. 105-140)
Petr Svoboda (Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Zlin, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 6 – High Molecular Weight Polymers: Supercritical Solvents As Blend Demixing and Grafting Reaction Medium (pp. 141-204)
R. E. Martini, E. A. Brignole and S. Barbosa (IDTQ Grupo Vinculado a PLAPIQUI) UNC., Córdoba, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 7 – Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Edible Oils (pp. 205-228)
Stela Jokić, Senka Vidović and Krunoslav Aladić (University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Osijek, Croatia, and others)

Chapter 8 – Design of Processes for Supercritical Extraction and Microencapsulation of Antioxidants from Fruits (pp. 229-256)
Javier A. Dávila, Valentina Hernandez, Moshe Rosenberg and Carlos A. Cardona (Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional de Colombia at Manizales, Km 9 Vía al Aeropuerto la Nubia, Laboratorio de Equilibrios y Cinética Enzimática. Instituto de Biotecnología y Agroindustria. Manizales – Caldas – Colombia, and others)

Chapter 9 – Application of an Integrated Supercritical Extraction and Impregnation Process for Incorporation of Thyme Extracts into Different Carriers (pp. 257-280)
Jasna Ivanovic, Stoja Milovanovic, Marko Stamenic, Maria Alejandra Fanovich, Philip Jaeger and Irena Zizovic (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 10 – Supercritical Fluid Extraction Application on Dairy Products and By-Products (pp. 281-300)
Davinia Sánchez Macías, Noemí Castro, Anastasio Argüello, and Rafael Jiménez Flores (Engineering Faculty, Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador, and others)

Chapter 11 – Supercritical CO2 Processing of Poly (Lactic-co-glycolic Acid) (PLGA) for the Formation of Ultrafine Particles and Porous Scaffolds (pp. 301-320)
Zhen Huang (Department of Packaging Engineering, Institute of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University of Commerce, Tianjin, China)

Chapter 12 – Supercritical Fluid Technology Applications in Pharmaceutical Drug Formulations (pp. 321-342)
María T. Acevedo-Morantes and Jaime E. Ramírez-Vick (Department of Chemical Engineering, Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia, and others)

Chapter 13 – Phase Behavior of Supercritical CO2 Microemulsion Systems and Its Application in the Separation of Polyos from Fermentation Broth (pp. 343-354)
Jian-Zhong Yin and Wen Yu (State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical Machinery, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China)

Chapter 14 – Utilization of Supercritical CO2 for Improvement of Ion-Conductive Polymer Electrolytes (pp. 355-366)
Kento Kimura and Yoichi Tominaga (Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)

Chapter 15 – Characteristics of Flow Field in Perforation Cavity during Supercritical CO2 Jet Fracturing (pp. 367-378)
Yuxiong Cheng, Gensheng Li, Haizhu Wang, Shouceng Tian and Xiaojiang Li (State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and Prospecting, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China)


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