Research on supercritical fluids and their industrial applications has enjoyed a remarkable growth over the past thirty years. The field has matured significantly and along with it the nature of the research has become more advanced. Applications have expanded to more challenging and sophisticated areas that require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals that are involved. The objective of the series is to produce high-level pedagogical monographs that can also be used as a teaching tool or serve as key reference volumes for researchers working in the field. Volumes are authored by one or two experts producing unified, coherent volumes that are uniform in style and terminology, and that systematically treat a given topical area starting from the basics.