Saturday, 31 December 2011

Very interesting post and Blog

A close look at supercritical carbon dioxide CO2

You can find more info and interesting thigs in the author's blog:

Best regards!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Dead line for ISSF 2012!

Deadline for abstract submisión is 15th december, so don't wait to much if you are willing to send your contribution!

The ISSF 2012 will be held in San Francisco (USA) in May 2012.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Research suggests basis for red wine heart benefits

Greats properties of wine are well known...
but every week new scientific studies increases their background.

Enjoy the reading!

Research suggests basis for red wine heart benefits

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Hydrogen-Powered Symbiotic Bacteria Found in Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Mussels

Very interesting article.

The search for new energy sources to power humankind's increasing needs is currently a topic of immense interest. Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are considered one of the most promising clean energy alternatives. While intensive research efforts have gone into developing ways to harness hydrogen energy to fuel our everyday lives, a natural example of a living hydrogen-powered 'fuel cell' has gone unnoticed.
Source: Science Daily

Saturday, 16 July 2011

2011 IChemE innovation and excellence awards

Quote from the IChemE group from linkedin.
Hello everybody
There is still time to enter the 2011 IChemE innovation and excellence awards...
The international awards are free to enter and reward and recognise both individual and team achievements in chemical, biochemical and process engineering across 14 different categories.
If you haven’t already done so, download your entry form now from .

All shortlisted entries are featured in tce magazine an on and

Categories include energy, sustainable technology, water, bioprocessing, education and training, food and drink and many more.

For more information about the awards, visit

All shortlisted entries are featured in tce magazine an on and

Categories include energy, sustainable technology, water, bioprocessing, education and training, food and drink and many more.
For more information about the awards, visit or contact me via Linked In or email me direct at: 

Monday, 4 April 2011

Green and sustainable conferences!

The 15th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference will be held in Washington from 21 to 23 June 2011, in partnership with the 5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

Dead line for abstract submission ended on 6 March, but you can attend the conferences.
The program cover a broad range of topic and different industries.

You can find all the information on the ACS web.

Friday, 1 April 2011

SCF Thesis Awards!

Any student having defended a Ph.D. thesis before 31 December 2010 is invited to apply for thesis Award, granted by the International Society for the Advancement of Supercritical Fluids, by submitting his (her) work to the I.S.A.S.F. jury.

The subject of the thesis must be closely related to the practice and/or theory of supercritical fluids (at least half of the work must be directly applicable to supercritical fluids).
A file in English must be submitted to the Society Secretary ( before end of June 2011. It shall include :
  • The thesis title 
  • Detailed Abstract summarizing all the information that may help the jury evaluation (two to three pages with the list of the pertinent publications already published or to be published) 
  • Laboratory and supervisor names and address 
  • Environment description : number of students and supervisors dealing with supercritical fluids in the team where the work was done 
  • Duration of the work (number of months) 
  • Applicant address.
The award will consist in a grant of Euro 800 and be attributed during the Meeting of The Hague (09-13 October 2011). 

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Solid, Liquid, Gas, Supercritical, ¿new phase?

Everybody studied in his childhood 3 states of the materials...
Solid, liquid and gas...
If you follow this blog you may know that above certain pressure and temperature there is another state where the inter-phase of liquid and gas disappears, is the supercritical state.
If you are scientist you may have heard about plasma state... were gases are ionisated...
But a study of superconductor materials seems to have discovered a new state.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton Cycle turbines promise giant leap in power generation

Supercritical fluids are not only used as a solvent media for extraction or fractionation...
In the article I've found the supercritical carbon dioxide is used as fluid for moving turbines in systems that claims higher efficiency.

SOURCE : Sandia Labs News Releases March 4, 2011
Sandia National Laboratories researchers are moving into the demonstration phase of a novel gas turbine system for power generation, with the promise that thermal-to-electric conversion efficiency will be increased to as much as 50 percent -- an improvement of 50 percent for nuclear power stations equipped with steam turbines, or a 40 percent improvement for simple gas turbines. The system is also very compact, meaning that capital costs would be relatively low.

Monday, 28 March 2011

It's not easy being green

Due to the in international year of chemistry, Nature is publishing some interesting papers.
One of them is a reviews of "green chemistry", which 12 principles were formulated by Paul Anastas and John Warner in the 1990s to provide a roadmap for chemists trying to implement green chemistry.
As every body can suppose supercritical fluid technologies are shown as an example of green process that can replace some organic, and unfriendly, solvents...
But their main drawback are also pointed out.

I hope you enjoy the articles and wait you comments!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle Symposium

Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle Symposium will be held at  the University of Colorado in Boulder on May 24 - 25, 2011.
The Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle Symposium is an academic workshop organized to advance supercritical Carbon Dioxide (CO2) power cycle technology. Every two years researchers, industry partners, and end users meet to learn about advancements in the field; discuss priorities; and establish a critical path for technology development.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The twelve principles of green chemistry

I think that a blog of Supercritical Fluids, Green Chemistry and Sustainable Development must include these 12 principles that are in fact our guideline.

Published in:
Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice, P. T. Anastas and J. C. Warner, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998.

Monday, 21 March 2011

postponed deadline for abstract submission to13th...

The deadline for abstract submission to13th European Meeting on Supercritical Fluids has been postponed until April 15...
So you still in time to send your abstract...
you have more info in the previous post and in the official web page...

Don't be late this time!

Friday, 18 March 2011

We are changing!

As you may notice, if it's not the first time you visit our blog, we are changing things...
That was the old blog:
This is the change 0.1.

Only little details by now...
We will make changes during the next week...
and posting each step...
We hope you'll enjoy the new template.

Best regards!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

SCF 2011; 5th international conference on Packed Column SFC

SFC 2011 promises to attract leading chromatography scientists from the pharmaceutical industry, research institutes and universities.
The conference will be held in New York from the 20 to 22 of July.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

13th European Meeting on Supercritical Fluids

13th European Meeting on Supercritical Fluids: SCFs as product and process solvents in emerging applications.

The congresswill be held from 9th to 13th October 2011 and will take place at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The goal of the 13th edition of the European Symposium on Supercritical Fluids is to bring together scientists and engineers interested in Supercritical Fluids from traditional to emergent areas.
Abstract: March 18th 2011
Full text: July 8th 2011

Monday, 28 February 2011

Last call for FLUCOMP 2011.

Don't forget to send your abstract before next tuesday, march 1st.

You can find all the information in the new web of FLUCOMP 2011.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


The  V MEETING OF EXPERTS IN TECHNOLOGY OF COMPRESSED FLUIDS (FLUCOMP 2011) congress will be held in Burgos (Spain) from the 15th to 17th June 2011.

Important Dates:
March 1: Deadline for abstract submission to participate in the V Meeting FLUCOMP
March 15: Deadline for selection of papers presented
April 1: Deadline for payment of registration fees reduced rate

Monday, 7 February 2011

3 supercriticals years!

3 years ago I started this blog whit the aim of spreading the supercritical fluids technology...

during these 3 years I've participated in several groups with similar purposes...
the flucomp network (Association of Experts in Compressed Fluid; a group of scientists and technologists focused on developing and promoting technologies with supercritical fluids.), and the AFTS (Business Association for the Advancement of Supercritical Technology).

Friday, 4 February 2011

A Day Without Chemistry

A Day Without Chemistry

Imagine a day without cars, electric lights, TV, telephones, safe food, water, medicine, clothing, your house, and other things that make up modern life. Do it, and you are imagining a day without chemistry.

I hope you have enjoy the video...
I believe that worlrd is better with chemistry... but let´s go toward green chemistry!!!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

CO2 could be used in 'green' plastic production

/By Ben Coxworth/

Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has certainly become an environmental concern in recent years, but researchers from Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology are now experimenting with a process that uses CO2 to process plastic products in an environmentally-friendly fashion. They have discovered that by compressing the gas, it can be used to impregnate plastic objects with dyes, antibacterial compounds, or other substances. Traditionally, toxic solvents have been used for coloring plastic items.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


The 11th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CARBON DIOXIDE UTILIZATION will be held in the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon (France) - June 27-30.2011.

ICCDU XI will give emphasis on leading edge research from basic science to development relevant to the current issues of CO2 such as capture from emission sources, feedstock for the energy and chemicals sectors, and utilization in general.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the academic and industrial communities for crossfertilization of ideas and concepts to practical and profitable innovations.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

HPLC 2011; 36th International Symposium on HPLC and Related Techniques

The International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques is an international forum for scientific discussion of the methods of high performance liquid chromatography in its various forms, along with the complementary separation techniques such as electrophoresis, electrochromatography, field-flow fractionation, supercritical fluid chromatography and hyphenated techniques, such as LC-MS and CZE-MS. The field of microfluidics or lab-on-a-chip is also included.

HPLC 2011 will be held in Budapest (Hungary) from 19th to 23th june 2011 in the  Budapest Congress & World Trade Centre.