Supercritical Fluid Technology for Energy and Environmental Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Vladimir Anikeev Maohong Fan
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444626967
eBook ISBN: 9780444626974
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 24th January 2014
Page Count: 284
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Supercritical Fluid Technology for Energy and Environmental Applications covers the fundamental principles involved in the preparation and characterization of supercritical fluids (SCFs) used in the energy production and other environmental applications. Energy production from diversified resources — including renewable materials — using clean processes can be accomplished using technologies like SCFs. This book is focused on critical issues scientists and engineers face in applying SCFs to energy production and environmental protection, the innovative solutions they have found, and the challenges they need to overcome. The book also covers the basics of sub- and supercritical fluids, like the thermodynamics of phase and chemical equilibria, mathematical modeling, and process calculations.

A supercritical fluid is any substance at a temperature and pressure above its critical point where distinct liquid and gas phases do not exist. At this state the compound demonstrates unique properties, which can be "fine-tuned," making them suitable as organic solvents in a range of industrial and laboratory processes.

This volume enables readers to select the most appropriate medium for a specific situation. It helps instructors prepare course material for graduate and postgraduate courses in the area of chemistry, chemical engineering, and environmental engineering. And it helps professional engineers learn supercritical fluid-based technologies and use them in solving the increasingly challenging environmental issues.

Key Features

  • Relates theory, chemical characteristics, and properties of the particular supercritical fluid to its various applications
  • Covers the fundamentals of supercritical fluids, like thermodynamics of phase and chemical equilibria, mathematical modeling, and process calculations
  • Includes the most recent applications of supercritical fluids, including energy generation, materials synthesis, and environmental protection


primary audience: chemists, physical chemists, chemical engineers (catalysis, process engineers), academics and researchers of new technologies in academia, government and corporate research
secondary audience: environmental chemists/engineers

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Synthesis of Biodiesel Fuel in Supercritical Lower Alcohols with and without Heterogeneous Catalysts (Thermodynamics, Phase and Chemical Equilibriums, Experimental Studies)


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Calculation of Thermodynamic and Physicochemical Data for Individual Compounds

1.3 Phase Equilibrium in Transesterification of Triglycerides of Fatty Acids with Methanol

1.4 Chemical Equilibrium: Calculation Models and Methods

1.5 Transesterification of Rapeseed Oil in Supercritical Methanol in a Flow Reactor

1.6 Conclusion


Chapter 2. Particle Formation Using Sub- and Supercritical Fluids


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Modeling of Supercritical Micronization Processes

2.3 Micronization Processes Using Sub- and Supercritical Fluids

2.4 Particles from Gas Saturated Solutions (PGSS™)

2.5 Conclusions and Outlook


Chapter 3. Environmentally Benign Transformations of Monoterpenes and Monoterpenoids in Supercritical Fluids


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Transformations of Monoterpenoids with Pinane Framework

3.3 Transformations of Monoterpenoids with para-Menthane Framework

3.4 Catalytic Transformations of Acyclic Monoterpenoids

3.5 Conclusions


Chapter 4. Biomass Conversion in Supercritical Water


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Cellulose Dissolution in High-Temperature Water

4.3 Kinetics in Supercritical Water and Cellulose Hydrolysis

4.4 Chemicals Recovery from Glucose

4.5 Chemical Recovery from Lignin

4.6 Conclusion


Chapter 5. Environmentally Benign Route for Nanomaterial Synthesis by Using SCW


5.1 Introduction

5.2 Principles of Supercritical Hydrothermal Synthesis

5.3 Apparatu


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About the Editor

Vladimir Anikeev

Affiliations and Expertise

Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia

Maohong Fan

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA