The Journal of Supercritical Fluids is an international journal devoted to the fundamental and applied aspects of pressurized substances and mixtures in the fluid state especially at conditions above the critical point including reactions, separations and chemical processes. Its aim is to provide a focused platform for academic and industrial researchers to publish lasting scientific and technological advances that give new insights into the theory and practice of supercritical fluids and high-pressure processes. Its coverage is multidisciplinary and includes both basic and applied topics.

Thermodynamics and phase equilibria, reaction kinetics and rate processes, thermal and transport properties, and all topics related to processing such as separations (extraction, fractionation, purification, chromatography) nucleation and impregnation are within the scope. Accounts of specific engineering applications such as those encountered in food, fuel, natural products, minerals, pharmaceuticals and polymer industries are included. Topics related to high-pressure equipment design, analytical techniques, sensors, and process control methodologies are also within the scope of the journal.

The journal publishes original contributions in all theoretical and experimental aspects of the science and technology of supercritical fluids and processes. Papers that describe novel instrumentation, new experimental methodologies and techniques, predictive procedures and timely review articles are within the scope of the journal.

However, research reporting on experimental optimization of procedures, correlation of results with neural networks, statistical analyses or similar methods will only be considered when they provide substantial new insight into the theory and practice of supercritical fluids and are compared with present theoretical models or molecular-based simulations. Studies containing methods or evaluations related to animal research are out of scope for this journal.

Volume 122, April 2017

Solubility and interfacial tension of thermoplastic polyurethane melt in supercritical carbon dioxide and nitrogen

Pages 52-57

A. Primel, J. Férec, G. Ausias, Y. Tirel, J.-M. Veillé, Y. Grohens

This is a study on the solubility of supercritical carbon dioxide and nitrogen in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and the surface tension of TPU/supercritical fluid interface which are of relevance to foaming of TPU with such physical blowing agents. Results of modeling using the Sanchez-Lacombe equation of state are also presented. Replacing crosslinked polyurethanes that are formed with chemical blowing agents by TPU foamed with a physical blowing agents is of particular interest due to their attractive mechanical and/or thermal insulating properties. 


Volume 123, May 2017 issue

Heat capacities of supercritical fluid mixtures: Comparing experimental measurements with Monte Carlo molecular simulations for carbon dioxide-methanol mixtures

Mitchell P.E. Ishmael, Lauren B. Stutzman, Maciej Z. Lukawski, Fernando A. Escobedo, Jefferson W. Tester

This articles reports experimental values for isobaric heat capacity that were measured using a flow calorimeter for carbon dioxide-methanol mixtures in the critical region.  Heat capacities were also calculated using Monte Carlo simulations and compared with the experimental values. The findings show that molecular simulations are effective as predictive tool in the experimentally challenging critical region of fluid mixtures. 


Volume 124, June 2017 issue

Preparation of solid-state micro- and nanocellular acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) foams using sub- and supercritical CO2 as blowing agents

Tae Jun Yoon, Wonbae Kong, Dong Eui Kwon, Byung Kyu Park , Woo Il Lee, Youn-Woo Lee

This article reports on the foaming of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) using sub- or supercritical carbon dioxide as physical blowing agent. To select the foaming conditions, the kinetics of carbon dioxide sorption and equilibrium solubility levels were assessed. Naocellular foams with controlled cell nucleation densities were fabricated. 


Volume 125, July 2017

One-pot route for uniform anchoring of TiO2 nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxides and their anode performance for lithium-ion batteries

Pages 66-78

Dohyeon Yoon, Jieun Hwang, Dong Hyun Kim, Wonyoung Chang, Kyung Yoon Chung, Jaehoon Kim

This article describes a supercritical alcohol (isopropanol) route for the uniform anchoring of anatase TiO2 nanoparticles onto surfaces of reduced graphene oxide. The hybrid thus produced is explored as an anode for use in lithium-ion batteries and shown to be a promising anode material for large-scale Li-ion battery applications. 

Volume 126, August 2017

Permeation of supercritical CO2 through perfluoroelastomers

Pages 1-13 

J.C. Legros, A. Mialdun, P. Strizhak, V. Shevtsova

This article describes an experimental study and modeling of permeation of high pressure carbon dioxide in perflouroelastomer O-rings used as sealants in high pressure vessels.  The study shows two distinct regimes of penetration which are characterized with pressure-dependent, and pressure-independent flux domains. Results are discussed in terms of the solution- diffusion model, and a theoretical model is developed to describe the mass transport of carbon dioxide through the  elastomer over different time scales. 

Volume 127, September 2017

One-pot green process for surface layering with nanodiamonds on polymer microspheres

Pages 217-222 

Makoto Takafuji, Nanami Hano, Hiroto Yamamoto, Naoya Ryu, Maki Horikawa, Shoji Nagaoka, Hirotaka Ihara

This study describes surface layering of nanodiamonds on a polymer (for example, polystyrene or poly(methyl methacrylate) microspheres in supercritical carbon dioxide. The study further demonstrates that the thickness of the layered shell can be controlled. The approach provides a general methodology to prepare core-shell microspheres that may be composed of various combinations of other inorganic nanoparticle (for example titanium- or iron oxide) layered shells on a given polymer core. 

Editorial board


  • Erdogan Kiran
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Consulting Editor

  • Gerd Brunner
    Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany

Regional Editors

  • Maria José Cocero PhD
    University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
  • Richard Smith Jr.
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Associate Editors

  • Elisabeth Badens
    Aix-Marseille Universite, Marseille, France
  • Zhen Fang
    Nanjing Agricultural University College of Engineering, Nanjing, China
  • Motonobu Goto
    Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • Ernesto Reverchon
    University of Salerno, Fisciano, Italy
  • Feral Temelli
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • Michael Tuerk
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Department of Technical Thermodynamics and Refrigeration, Karlsruhe, Germany

Honorary Board Members

  • Kunio Arai
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • Johanna Levelt Sengers
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
  • Gerhard Schneider
    Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Editorial Board

  • Tadafumi Adschiri
    Tohoku University, Japan
  • Cyril Aymonier
    National Centre for Scientific Research, France
  • Daniel T. Banuti PhD
    The University of New Mexico, Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico, United States
  • Sabine Beuermann Dr.
    Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
  • Andreas Bräuer
    TU Bergakademie Freiberg University, Germany
  • Albertina Cabañas PhD
    Complutense University of Madrid, Physical Chemistry Department, Spain
  • Brice Calvignac
    University of Angers, France
  • Lourdes Calvo
    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • Lin Chen PhD
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Ernesto Di Maio
    University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Çera? Dilek PhD
    Middle East Technical University Department of Chemical Engineering, Turkey
  • Ana Rita Duarte
    New University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Can Erkey
    Koc University, Turkey
  • Jacques Fages
    Albi-Carmaux School of Mines, France
  • Tao Fang
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • Sandra Ferreira Dr. Sc.
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Toshitaka Funazukuri
    Chuo University, Japan
  • Jillian Goldfarb
    Cornell University, New York, United States
  • Selma Guigard
    University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
  • Buxing Han PhD
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Elena Ibáñez Ezequiel Ph.D.
    Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC), Bioactivity and Food Analysis Department, Spain
  • Jean-Noel JAUBERT PhD
    National Graduate School of Chemical Industries, France
  • Jaehoon Kim
    Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
  • Jerry W King PhD
    University of Arkansas College of Engineering, Arkansas, United States
  • ?eljko Knez
    University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Andrea Kruse Dr. habil. Dipl. Chem.
    University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Youn-Woo Lee
    Seoul National University School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea, Republic of
  • Giridhar Madras
    Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Angel Martin Martinez
    University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Julian Martinez PhD
    State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Kiyoshi Matsuyama
    Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Life, Environment and Applied Chemistry, Japan
  • Mark McHugh
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, United States
  • M. Angela A. Meireles
    State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Manuel Nunes da Ponte PhD
    New University of Lisbon Department of Chemistry, Portugal
  • Zhiyan Pan
    Zhejiang University of Technology, China
  • Selva Pereda
    Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant, Argentina
  • Marcus Petermann
    Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Cor Peters
    Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, United States
  • Giovanna della Porta PhD. MS, BS
    University of Salerno Department of Medicine Surgery and Dentistry "Salerno Medical School", Italy
  • Jannis Samios
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Eberhard Schlücker
    Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Aaron Scurto
    University of Kansas, Kansas, United States
  • Irina Smirnova
    Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • Kentaro Taki PhD
    Kanazawa University, Japan
  • Jefferson Tester
    Cornell University, New York, United States
  • J P Martin Trusler PhD
    Imperial College London Department of Chemical Engineering, United Kingdom
  • Anatoly Vostrikov PhD
    Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
  • Eckhard Weidner
    Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Germany
  • Ling Zhao
    East China University of Science and Technology, China
  • Yaping Zhao PhD
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, China