Solvent Extraction and Liquid Membranes: Fundamentals and Applications in New Materials

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  • Features experts in the field with decades of experience in research, teaching, and industrial development
  • Highlights relevant concepts from thermodynamics, kinetics, and interfacial behavior principles
  • Introduces practical modeling tools and calculations for experimental and industrial SX and LM processes
  • Explains the development of new materials and characterization protocols for metal separation and preconcentration processes
  • Summary

    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.

    Table of Contents

    Liquid–Liquid Extraction and Liquid Membranes in the Perspective of the Twenty-First Century; M. Cox
    Fundamentals in Solvent Extraction Processes: Thermodynamic, Kinetic, and Interfacial Aspects; H. Watarai
    Computation of Extraction Equilibria; J. Havel
    Hollow Fiber Membrane-Based Separation Technology: Performance and Design Perspectives; A.K. Pabby and A.M. Sastre
    Solvent Extraction in the Processing and Purification of Metals: Process Design and Selected Applications; K.C. Sole
    Modeling and Optimization in Solvent Extraction and Liquid Membrane Processes; I. Ortiz Uribe
    New Materials in Solvent Extraction; L.L. Tavlarides, J.S. Lee, and S. Gomez-Salazar
    Solid Polymeric Extractants (TVEX): Synthesis, Extraction Characterization and applications for Metal Extraction Processes; V. Korovin, Y. Shestak, Y. Pogorelov, and J.L. Cortina
    Solvent Impregnated Resin Applications on Metal Separation Processes; A. Warshawsky, J.L. Cortina, and K. Jerábek