Chapter 7. Pressurized Fluid Extraction

  1. John R. Dean B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., D.I.C., D.Sc., FRSC, C.Chem., C.Sci., Cert. Ed., Registered Analytical Chemist postdoctoral research fellow Senior Lecturer Reader Principal Lecturer Associate Dean personal chair Director Professor recipient active member Past Chairman former Vice-President

Published Online: 29 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682494.ch7

Extraction Techniques in Analytical Sciences

Extraction Techniques in Analytical Sciences

How to Cite

Dean, J. R. (2009) Pressurized Fluid Extraction, in Extraction Techniques in Analytical Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682494.ch7

Author Information

  1. The Graduate School and School of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2009

Book Series:

  1. Analytical Techniques in the Sciences

Book Series Editors:

  1. David J. Ando

Series Editor Information

  1. Dartford, Kent, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470772850

Online ISBN: 9780470682494



  • pressurized fluid extraction (PFE);
  • pressurized fluid extraction of organic compounds from solid samples;
  • pressurized fluid extraction - using organic solvents at elevated pressures and temperatures;
  • solubility and mass transfer effects;
  • PFE instrumentation;
  • typical analytical procedure and pressurized fluid extraction;
  • method development for PFE;
  • main PFE operating parameters;
  • PFE cell blanks and potential and likely interference assessment


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theoretical Considerations Relating to the Extraction Process

  • Instrumentation for PFE

  • Method Development for PFE

  • Applications of PFE

  • Comparative Studies

  • Miscellaneous

  • References