Simulation of Supercritical Fluid Extraction Process

P. Katiyar [1], S. Khanam [1],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Published in 2015

This paper deals with the simulation of mathematical model for supercritical extraction. Reverchon, 1996 extracted sage oil using supercritical extraction method from sage leaves at 9 MPa and 50 ᵒC. Four mean size of sage leaves ranging from 0.25 to 3.10 mm were taken for extraction with other experimental conditions and process parameters. Experimental results were fitted in the model developed by Reverchon, 1996 and the results obtained were in a good agreement. In present work, same mathematical model is solved using Equation based modeling approach with the help of COMSOL Multiphysics software and results are compared with the results given in literature to find the utilization of COMSOL Multiphysics.

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