Michael E. Paulaitis, Val J. Krukonis, Ronald T. Kurnik, Robert C. Reid

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In this review article, the following topics are discussed: the background; phase equilibrium considerations (binary mixtures and ternary mixtures); theory and data correlation; a tabulation of experimental studies; transport coefficients (diffusion coefficients, viscosity, Schmidt numbers, and mass transfer coefficients); and applications such as the separation of chemicals from water streams, processes for coffee and tea decaffeination, oil extraction from seeds and foods, the processing of low-vapor pressure oils, and the extraction of solvents, monomers, and fractionation of polymers, as well as the current status of applicational development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-250
Number of pages72
JournalReviews in Chemical Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Paulaitis, M. E., Krukonis, V. J., Kurnik, R. T., & Reid, R. C. (1983). SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION. Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 1(2), 179-250.