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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Applications of Supercritical Fluid Processing to Environmental Control

Applications of Supercritical Fluid Processing to Environmental Control

Environmental control and waste remediation are of immediate technological and political interest. One technology that has great potential is contaminant removal and separation with supercritical fluids (SCFs) or supercritical fluid extraction (SFE). In order to take advantage of this technology, both a fundamental understanding of phase equilibria and applicable engineering design data are required. This report documents an extensive study into both aspects culminating in the design and economic evaluation of a SCF regeneration process for granular activated carbon (GAC). Written by Charles A. Eckert, Gregory W. Leman, and David L. Tomasko of the University of Illinois Dept. of Chemical Engineering. (PDF Format; Length: 49 pages)


IL Waste Management and Research Center

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December 1991

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