1st Edition

Solvent Extraction and Liquid Membranes Fundamentals and Applications in New Materials

Edited By Manuel Aguilar, Jose Luis Cortina Copyright 2010
    362 Pages
    by CRC Press

    362 Pages 169 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The applications of solvent extraction (SX) and liquid membranes (LM) span chemistry, metallurgy, hydrometallurgy, chemical/mineral processing, and waste treatment—making it difficult to find a single resource that encompasses fundamentals as well as advanced applications. Solvent Extraction and Liquid Membranes: Fundamentals and Applications in New Materials draws together a diverse group of internationally recognized experts to highlight key scientific and technological aspects of solvent extraction that are critical to future work in the field.

    The first chapters identify relevant thermodynamics, kinetics, and interfacial behavior principles and introduce methods for calculating extraction equilibria and kinetic parameters. The next chapters focus on engineering and technological aspects of various industrial processes and plant applications, including optimization and modeling tools and calculations. The final chapters examine new materials for metal extraction and separations, covering preparation and application processes for organic and inorganic sorbents, solid polymeric extractants, and solvent impregnated resins.

    Solvent Extraction and Liquid Membranes offers a comprehensive review of the most important principles, calculations, and procedures involved in this widely applicable separation technique. The book’s pedagogical approach will benefit students and researchers in the field as well as working scientists and engineers who wish to apply solvent extraction to their own applications.

    Solvent Exchange and Liquid Membranes in the Perspective of the 21st Century: The State of the Art. Fundamentals of SX Processes: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Interfacial Aspects. Experiments and Computer Calculations. Solvent Impregnated Resins in Ecological and Hydrometallurgical Applications. Liquid Membranes: Applications. Process Experience: Chemical and Industrial Applications. Optimization and Modeling in SX and LM Processes. Organized Materials in Separation Processes. New Materials in SX and LM Science and Technology.


    Manuel Aguilar