Laboratory Supercritical CO2 is a modern facility, unique in Poland, which uses non-conventional properties of compressed carbon dioxide in super- and subcritical condition both in division and in extraction processes.
Thanks to its intermediate properties between gas and liquid, supercritical CO2 is used as an extraction solvent, and the mobile phase in chromatography, allowing for multiple shortening of the time of analysis and division. Similarly to gas, it has outstanding mixing properties, low surface tension and viscosity, and it enables very efficient mass exchange. On the other hand, its heat capacity and density has similar as that of liquids. In addition, its properties can be controlled with small alterations of pressure and temperature, which affect the solvent abilities of CO2 and allow for the division or extraction of a variety of chemical compounds.
Krzysztof Stankiewicz PhD
phone: +48 61 62 72 102