The Waters Bio-Botanical Extraction System is a multi-vessel supercritical fluid extraction system ideally suited to rapidly and automatically extract large quantities of desired components from a multitude of botanical matrices.
The benefits of working with carbon dioxide
Unlike alternative extraction techniques, Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) provides pure, solvent-free extracts by utilizing carbon dioxide. SFE is a green alternative to solvent-based extraction techniques. The properties of a supercritical fluid can be altered by varying the pressure and temperature, allowing selective extraction. The low viscosity of supercritical carbon dioxide allows it to penetrate into the material more easily while its diffusivity allows for faster extractions. CO2 is an environmentally friendly solvent that leaves no residue.