The Perfect Solvent
Carbon Dioxide is universally considered as a clean, green solvent capable of replacing organic solvents which are environmentally harmful, increasingly restricted by legislation and facing more and more consumer resistance. As the demand for natural products increases and the regulations on the use and disposal of solvents becomes more onerous, supercritical CO2 presents a sustainable, economic and completely scalable alternative solvent.
Professor Ray Marriott, Technical Director of Suprex, is an internationally acknowledged expert in the uses of supercritical carbon dioxide with 35 years of experience in industry working on the extraction and application of natural products before moving to academia in 2008. He led the development of the CO2 Lab at Bangor University which has spun out of the University to form Suprex. He is ably supported by a small team of Scientists including Dr Gee-Sian Leung.
World Class Facilities
The equipment at Suprex allows work to be carried out on samples as small as 5g and then scaled up to intermediate laboratory scales and then on to pilot scale quantities. Work can be undertaken at pressures up to 700bar if required and all processes can be monitored for energy consumption. Development work is supported by a comprehensive suite of analytical instruments including GC-MS and LC-MS.