K.B. Ustinovich, D.I. Prokopchuk, O.I. Pokrovskiy, O.O. Parenago, V.V. Lunin
Small Volume Cyclone Separator for Supercritical Fluid Extraction
A low-volume cyclone separator with changeable extract collection reservoirs for the
supercritical fluid extraction is designed. A method for manufacturing the designed
separator by 3D-printing from an available polymer is proposed. It is shown that the
designed small volume separator allows for a greater extract recovery compared to a
standard large volume cyclone separator in the supercritical fluid extraction.
Key words: cyclone separator, supercritical fluid extraction, extract recovery