Helix: 1 CO2 Separator

Helix: Basic CO2 Extraction System with One CO2 Separator

The Helix Extraction System with 1 CO2 separator gives you the opportunity to extract samples up to one liter in volume at up to 10,000 psi and up to 240°C and discharge the extract to a separator or an ambient condition.

  • temperatures to 240°C – no technical limitations because of not having sufficient heat
  • pressure up to 10,000 psi (690 BAR) – get maximum density and solvating power, don’t leave extracts in the pressure vessel
  • holds 24mL to 1L vessels standard;– start with a small sample and scale up—no problem
  • pump flow rates up to 400mL/min - extract quickly and efficiently*
  • fully-adjustable, non-clogging, micrometering valves control flow rate
  • collection into standard glassware, chilled collection to capture volatile compounds, on SPE for further chromatographic separations
  • in-vessel chromatographic capabilities
  • modifier addition capability – extract polar compounds, too
  • multiple flow path – efficiency, efficiency, efficiency
  • extract liquid samples as liquids
  • stirrer capability
  • view cell - capability to look inside of vessel – keep a video record configurations for multiple/varied applications, check applications sections

*flow rate based on incompressible liquid

Helix Supercritical Fluid System with 1 separator
An example might be cloves containing 2 major components that may be dissolved in supercritical CO2 and separated.

A dark oily resin can be collected in separator 1 and an essential oil fraction in the final atmospheric collector.