Recent Advances in Liquid-Liquid Extraction

Recent Advances in Liquid-Liquid Extraction

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Editor: C. Hanson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151663

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Recent Advances in Liquid-liquid Extraction focuses on the applications of liquid extraction. The selection first discusses solvent extraction. Concerns include organic and inorganic separations, mass transfer process, solvent extraction economics, and coalescence in liquid-liquid systems. The book focuses on the chemistry of solvent extraction. Extraction by acidic organophosphorus compounds; extraction by phosphorus-bonded oxygen-donor solvents; extraction by high-molecular weight amines; and synergistic extraction are elaborated. The book also focuses on industrial organic processes; industrial contacting equipment; response characteristics and control of extraction processes; and calculation of contactors with longitudinal mixing. The selection presents the study of longitudinal mixing in liquid-liquid contactors. Rotating disc contactors, packed columns, vibrating plate extractors, and Oldshue-Rushton columns are described. The text also discusses heat transfer by direct liquid-liquid contact and the coalescence of liquid droplets and liquid dispersion. The selection is a vital source of data for readers interested in liquid extraction.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    Chapter 1. Solvent Extraction: The Current Position

    Classification of Extraction Processes

    Inorganic Separations

    Organic Separations


    Solvent Extraction Economics

    The Mass Transfer Process

    Coalescence in Liquid-Liquid Systems


    Chapter 2. The Chemistry of Solvent Extraction

    Principles of Solvent Extraction

    Physical Distribution

    Extraction by Chelating Agents

    Extraction by Carboxylic and Sulphonic Acids

    Extraction by Acidic Organophosphorus Compounds

    Extraction by Carbon-bonded Oxygen-Donor Solvents

    Extraction by Phosphorus-bonded Oxygen-Donor Solvents

    Extraction of Ion-pairs Involving Bulky Ions

    Extraction by High-molecular Weight Amines

    Synergistic Extraction


    Chapter 3. Industrial Inorganic Processes

    Extractive Metallurgy

    Heavy Inorganic Chemical Industry

    Water Desalination and Waste Disposal

    Selection of Solvents for Industrial Processes


    Chapter 4. Industrial Organic Processes

    Petroleum and Petrochemicals Industries

    Coal-tar Industry

    Pharmaceutical Industry

    Difficult Separations by Extraction



    Chapter 5. Industrial Contacting Equipment

    Types of Contacting Equipment

    Discrete Stage Contactors

    Continuous Differential Contactors

    Centrifugal Contactors

    Choice of Contactors

    Ancillary Equipment


    Chapter 6. Response Characteristics and Control of Extraction Processes

    Concentration Profiles


    General Conclusions


    Chapter 7. Calculation of Contactors with Longitudinal Mixing

    Stage Model

    Backflow Model

    Diffusion Model

    Combined Model with Forward Mixing

    Approximate Calculation Methods


    Chapter 8. The Study of Longitudinal Mixing in Liquid-Liquid Contactors

    Spray Columns

    Packed Columns

    Pulsed Packed Columns

    Vibrating Plate Extractors

    Pulsed Perforated-plate Columns

    Rotating Disc Contactors

    Oldshue-Rushton Columns



    Chapter 9. Interfacial Phenomena

    Historical Background

    Interfacial Phenomena and Mass Transfer Coefficients

    Interfacial Phenomena and Interfacial Area


    Chapter 10. Mass Transfer to Drops



    Formed Drops



    Chapter 11. Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer




    Chapter 12. Mass Transfer with Simultaneous Chemical Reaction

    Liquid-Liquid Reactions

    Generalized Treatments

    Continuous Reactors

    Aromatic Nitration

    Other Reactions

    Criteria of Mass Transfer or Kinetic Control



    Chapter 13. Heat Transfer by Direct Liquidliquid Contact

    Heat Transfer to Single Drops in Immiscible Media

    Heat Transfer in Counter-current Liquid-Liquid Heat Exchangers

    Heat Transfer in Co-current Flow


    Chapter 14. Coalescence of Liquid Droplets and Liquid Dispersion


    Coalescence of a Drop at a Liquid Interface

    Inter-drop Coalescence

    Coalescence and Separation of Droplet Dispersions

    Coalescence of Droplets on Solid Surfaces and in Packings

    Coalescence in Agitated Systems


Product details

  • No. of pages: 600
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151663

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