Indian Council of Agricultural Research
(Agricultural Knowledge Management Information System)

ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, CIFT Junction Matsyapuri PO, Cochin-682029, Kerala (
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Instrument Details
Instrument/Facility Name: Waters Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) System
Make                                   : Waters
Model                                  : SFE
Specification   :

Click to ViewWaters Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) System extract chemical compounds using supercritical carbon dioxide instead of an organic solvent. The supercritical fluid state occurswhen a fluid is above its critical temperature (Tc) and critical pressure (Pc), when it is between the typical gas and liquid state. Manipulating the temperature and pressure of the fluid can solubilize the material of interest and selectively extract it. The sample is placed in an extraction vessel and pressurized with CO2 to dissolve the sample. Transferred to a fraction collector, the contents are depressurized and the CO2 loses its solvating power causing the desired material to precipitate. The condensed CO2 can be recycled.

  Working Principles
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  User Instructions
SFE applications in the food, pharmaceutical, and fine chemical industries:  Decaffeinating of coffee and tea  Extraction of essential oils (vegetable and fish oils)  Extraction of flavors from natural resources (nutraceuticals)  Extraction of ingredients from spices and red peppers  Extraction of fat from food products  Fractionation of polymeric materials  Extraction from natural products  Photo–resist cleaning  Precision part cleaning frozen biological samples

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Contact No. 0484-2412300
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  Waters Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) System Charges
Procedure Name
National LAB/R&D
Extraction of bioactive molecules
per sample

Additional Rs 100/-towards postal charges if result are to be posted
The Demand Draft should be in favour of "The Director, ICAR-CIFT, Cochin OR the payment can be made directly at ICAR-CIFT office"
Letter, DD & Samples send to "The Director, ICAR-CIFT, Willingdon Island, Cochin, Kerala-682029 "