Pump Flow: The perfect sizing was done after the analysis of a million dozed processes data tag and efficiency evaluation. You can see the result of our efforts in this surface plot. In our systems we found the best combination between Process Pressure, CO2 Flow / Extractor Volume ratio and Efficiency of the process.
The double extractor system gives you a great advantage: semi-continuous extraction. This kind of extraction means that the process never stops. Semi-continuous extraction reduces downtime and bacterial contamination in the system.
The cyclonic separator is different compared to the gravimetric separator — while S1 works by gravity force, S2 works by centrifugal force. The fluid moves very quickly, creating a vortex inside the vessel. The fluid continues to spin and the particles of extract begin to separate moving toward the walls of the separator, sliding to bottom.
The condenser is essential in CO2 recirculation. The condenser is a piece of apparatus or equipment that can be used to condense, or change the physical state of a substance, from its gaseous to its liquid state. We use a double-pipe configuration in small systems (up to 48-liter) and a shell and pipe configuration for industrial systems.
Our extractors don’t use piston pumps or compressors, we use membrane or diaphragm metering pumps only. Although the cost is higher compared to a simple gas booster or piston pump, the advantages are considerable. In fact, diaphragm metering pumps are not affected by supercritical fluid because process fluids are completely separated from the mechanical part of the pump.