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Solvent Extraction

Classical and Novel Approaches

The main challenge in modern solvent extraction separation is that most techniques are mainly empirical, specific and particular for narrow fields of practice and require a large degree of experimentation. This concise and modern book provides a complete overview of both solvent extraction separation techniques and the novel and unified competitive complexation/solvation theory. This novel and unified technique presented in the book provides a key for a preliminary quantitative prediction of suitable extraction systems without experimentation, thus saving researchers time and resources.


Professionals, including post-docs, and post-graduate students in separation research.

University libraries in Chemisry, Radiochemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Pharmacy, and Hydrometallurgy;  Libraries of R&D Laboratories, Departments of Industrial Companies, involving in the development of separation and purification technologies in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Industry, and Hydrometallurgy; and Engineering Technological Institutions.

Hardbound, 576 Pages

Published: September 2011

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53778-2


  • Preface
    Part I. Conventional (Classical) Principles and Practice of Solvent Extraction
    Chapter 1 Conventional (Classical) Fundamental Principles of Solvent Extraction
    Chapter 2. Principles of Solvent Extraction of Organic and Mineral Acids
    Chapter 3. Chemistry of Metals Solvent Extraction 
    Chapter 4. Engineering Development of Solvent Extraction Processes
    Chapter 5. Examples of Application of Solvent Extraction Techniques in Chemical, Radiochemical, Biochemical, Pharmaceutical, Analytical Separations and Wastewater Treatment
    Part II. Novel Competitive Complexation/Solvation Theory (CCST) of Solvent Extraction. Principles and Practice
    Chapter 6. Backgrounds of the Competitive complexation/Solvation Theory (CCST) of Solvent Extraction
    Chapter 7. Competitive Complexation/Solvation Theory (CCST) of Solvent Extraction: General Mechanisms and Kinetics
    Chapter 8. CCST in Engineering Design, Procedures and Calculations
    Chapter 9. The CCSt in Solvent  Extraction  of  Acids  by  Amine-Based Extractants
    Chapter 10. Competitive Complexation/Solvation Theory (CCST) in Metal Solvent Extraction
    Chapter 11. Final Remarks  on the Competitive Complexation/Solvation Theory of Solvent Extraction and its Application
    Part III. Modern and Future Trends in Fundamentals and Applications of Solvent Extraction
    Chapter 12. Modern and Future Trends in Fundamentals of Solvent Extraction
    Chapter 13. Advances in Development of Solvents for Liquid-Liquid Extraction
    Chapter 14. Recent Advances in Solvent Extraction Processes and Techniques


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