EXTRACTION OF STRONTIUM IONS WITH EMULSION LIQUID MEMBRANE TECHNIQUE


EROGLU I. , KALPAKCI R., GUNDUZ G.

JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, vol.80, pp.319-325, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0376-7388(93)85156-q
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.319-325

Abstract

The aims of this study are to form a liquid membrane suitable for the extraction of strontium ions from aqueous solutions and to determine the factors influencing the stability of the membrane, the extraction efficiency and the rate of transport. The suggested membrane is composed of kerosene, Span 80 and D2EHPA. It has been observed that the extraction efficiency and the rate of transport increase with increasing ratio of emulsion to outer phase volume, stirring rate and D2EHPA concentration and decreasing pH of the inner phase. As the strontium ion concentration in the outer phase increases, the transport rate increases but the separation efficiency decreases. The maximum separation efficiency achieved in the experiments was 92%.