Type of process
Supercritical and subcritical CO2 extraction.
Vegetable raw material.
Extracted molecules intended for pharmaceutical use.
Cleanability + CIP (cleaning in place system).
Machine must be transportable on a truck.
Principle and operation
Supercritical CO2 extraction :
Consists in circulating supercritical CO2, under pressure and temperature, through a material, then decompressing it to recover the extract or contaminant. Upon depressurization, the CO2 is released in gaseous form (reusable) and the desired compound in liquid or solid form.