Super Critical Extraction facility
Supercritical fluid extraction pilot plant installed in IIIM Jammu has one extractor and two separators. The extraction process works as a closed loop with constant circulation of CO2 in the system. It is a batch operation with typical batch time of 2 to 4 hour.
Supercritical carbon dioxide extractions have been proposed as alternative techniques to perform the extraction of botanicals. SCFE today is a popular technology for rapid, contamination free extraction in the food and pharmaceutical industries and is already being used for the decaffeination of coffee, tea, refining of cooking oils and recovering flavors and pungencies from species, hops etc.