New materials in solvent extraction

Lawrence L. Tavlarides, Jun S. Lee, Sergio Gomez-Salazar

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Traditionally solvent extraction involves contacting an aqueous phase and an organic phase to extract solutes such as metal ions or biochemical products and separate them from mixtures or concentrate them. The organic “solvent” may contain a chelation ligand or an ion exchanger with a modifier dissolved in a diluent. Along with the contactor, process equipment requires fluid phase separators to separate the loaded organic extractant from the aqueous feed. Subsequently, a stripping step is required to recover the metal ion or biochemical and, perhaps, to regenerate the solvent. Such liquid extraction processes have wide applicability for high-volume hydrometallurgical, radionuclear, and biochemical separations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolvent Extraction and Liquid Membranes
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications in New Materials
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9781420014112
ISBN (Print)9780824740153
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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