Thomas Swan's supercritical carbon dioxide

Factfile:

Company name: Thomas Swan and Co. Ltd.

Location: Consett, Co. Durham, UK.

Products: Speciality chemicals for the performance and fine chemicals markets.

Sustainable change: Use of supercritical carbon dioxide to replace organic solvents in the manufacturing process.

Effect: Supercritical carbon dioxide remains in its liquid form and can act as a solvent in many chemical reactions. This reduces the need for organic solvents and so leads to less emissions of volatile organic compounds to the atmosphere.

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Reactor using supercritical carbon dioxide
Reactor using supercritical carbon dioxide
(Source: Thomas Swan)