Definition of supercritical
: being or having a temperature above a critical temperature supercritical fluid
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The vibrant greenery — sticks and stems included — will be macerated and put into steel vats, their essence drained with something like supercritical carbon dioxide.
Like, the turbine blades, which need to be designed to work efficiently with the not quite liquid, not quite vapor consistency of supercritical CO2.
Pressurizing supercritical CO2 is much harder than liquid water and takes far more energy.
The turbine also has to work at the high pressures and temperatures required for supercritical CO2.
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