Journal of Chemistry

Advances and Perspectives of Supercritical Fluid Technology


Publishing date
05 Jul 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2013

Lead Editor

1Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Salerno, Salerno, Italy

2Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

3Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2P5

4Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, Meccanica, Università di Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy


Advances and Perspectives of Supercritical Fluid Technology

Description

Most of the processes based on supercritical fluids (SCFs) take advantage of the near-critical region where substances exhibit gas-like transport properties (viscosity, diffusivity) but they can assume densities from gas-like to liquid-like depending on the pressure. For this reason, SCFs are sometimes called “variable geometry” solvents. This unique property, coupled with the environmental friendly characteristics of some common SCFs, such as carbon dioxide and water, makes them attractive for a large variety of processes.

During the last four decades, extensive research has been carried out worldwide about a large variety of applications of SCFs. Some fields have been abandoned while others have been developed up to industrial production. The main focus of this special issue is the recent advancements in supercritical fluid technology from both theoretical and experimental perspectives. Special attention will be given to emerging and sound technologies for industrial applications.

This special issue will highlight the discovery, development, and production aspects inherent with a broad range of research fields based on the unique properties of supercritical fluids. We are inviting investigators from academia and industry to submit original research and review articles. Manuscripts must satisfy the criteria of novelty, quality, and current interest. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pharmaceutical and medical applications
  • Food processing and biotechnology
  • Reactions in critical fluids
  • Supercritical water and hydrothermal reactions
  • Polymers, materials, and membranes processing
  • Extraction, fractionation, and adsorption
  • Micro/nanoparticles
  • Inorganic materials
  • Green chemistry and CO2 remediation
  • Fundamentals, modeling, design, and economic analysis

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 243653
  • - Editorial

Advances and Perspectives of Supercritical Fluid Technology

Giuseppe Caputo | Ignacio Gracia Fernández | ... | Alessandro Galia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 703057
  • - Research Article

Quality Attributes of Fresh-Cut Coconut after Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Pasteurization

Giovanna Ferrentino | Ana Belscak-Cvitanovic | ... | Sara Spilimbergo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 801069
  • - Research Article

Supercritical Assisted Atomization: Polyvinylpyrrolidone as Carrier for Drugs with Poor Solubility in Water

Sara Liparoti | Renata Adami | ... | Ernesto Reverchon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 864926
  • - Research Article

Controlling Foam Morphology of Poly(methyl methacrylate) via Surface Chemistry and Concentration of Silica Nanoparticles and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Process Parameters

Deniz Rende | Linda S. Schadler | Rahmi Ozisik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 408194
  • - Research Article

Quality of Cosmetic Argan Oil Extracted by Supercritical Fluid Extraction from Argania spinosa L.

Chouaa Taribak | Lourdes Casas | ... | Enrique J. Martínez de la Ossa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 583952
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Ketoprofen/Methyl-β-Cyclodextrin Complexes Prepared Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Mauro Banchero | Silvia Ronchetti | Luigi Manna
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 508905
  • - Research Article

Producing Polymer Fibers by Electrospinning in Supercritical Fluids

Lu Li | Zhao Jiang | ... | Tao Fang
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