High Efficiency Supercritical CO2 Extraction

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Supercritical CO2 is one of the most popular solvents used by manufacturers of consumer products. One of the main advantages of supercritical CO2 is its high efficiency.

Supercritical CO2 extraction/equipment is used in several industries and is used to make many different types of products.

Essential oils
Decaffeinated coffee
Oil and gas separation
Benefits of CO2 as a solvent
CO2 is used for many different applications for a number of reasons. CO2 is relatively inexpensive, it is a solvent that is considered GRAS (generally regarded as safe), and CO2 leaves very little or no traceable residue in the finished product. These are very important benefits because they address the key issues of production costs: material and merchandising costs, safety (production), and quality/assurance (product).

Specifically, for manufacturers who extract products from plant matter (plants), CO2 is very beneficial because (for example) CO2 in a supercritical state is very effective when targeting specific compounds in plants. Supercritical CO2 is typically capable of extracting more than 95% of the target compounds in plant oils.

For example, the target compound in the cannabis plant is known as cannabinoids. The cannabinoids in the cannabis plant have medicinal value, so the goal of processors is to effectively separate the cannabinoids from the rest of the plant. In the application of extraction equipment, supercritical carbon dioxide is very effective in separating these valuable compounds. As mentioned above, the result of supercritical CO2 extraction of cannabis is a crude extract rich in cannabinoids and free of traceable solvents, which is extremely important when selling a product that people ingest/consume.

Likewise, supercritical CO2 is efficient in extracting many other products: aromatic terpenes (essential oils) from lavender, caffeine (to make decaffeinated coffee), and delicious herb extracts used in kitchens around the world.

All CO2 extraction techniques are not created equal
Manufacturers of certain products need more than just CO2, they need supercritical CO2 extraction technology to target the ideal compounds. Supercritical CO2 extraction technology is possible because of its engineering - specifically, the pressure threshold (psi) as well as the temperature threshold. Without the right equipment, efficient supercritical CO2 extraction is not possible.

Applied Extarcts as an industry leader
Applied Extracts, founded by Dr. James White, has been producing high-efficiency supercritical CO2 extraction systems since 2016. Applied Extracts' machines can be found in cGMP and EU-GMP processing facilities for applications in the separation, medical device sterilization, pharmaceutical/healthcare industries, and plant extraction industries. Applied Extracts has become a highly respected brand in the field of plant extraction due to its extensive success in this area. There, Applied Extracts technology takes advantage of supercritical CO2 to serve manufacturers of plant-derived products with its patented extractors.