This work presents an up-to-date account of some of the fundamental aspects of liquid-liquid extraction technology together with an account of extraction processes in a number of important industries. The work is divided into two parts. Volume 1 is concerned with the thermodynamics of phase equilibria; mass transfer in liquid-liquid systems, including the complicating role of interfacial turbulence; behavior of liquid-liquid dispersions; and the selection and design of countercurrent contactors for particular applications. Volume 2 gives an account of the process chemistry and associated extraction operations in a number of industries of current interest. New extraction techniques have been developed in recent years for specific applications and these are illustrated with reference to the hydrometallurgical, nuclear, pharmaceutical and food industries.
`The quality of writing and illustrations is extremely good and in my opinion the book fully meets its objective of being interesting and useful to extraction researchers. ... This book is a worthy addition to the Oxford Engineering Science Series.
M.H.I. Baird, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
`The authors are well chosen, and the topics that are covered are appropriately in-depth and well written. The editorial process has obviously been extensive qnd thorough to make this book a coherent work. It will be an essential purchase for libraries and by researchers specialising in liquid-liquid extraction. It will be a valuable reference source for research students and for undergraduates . There is much to recommend it ... This book will be a
valuable addition to the chemical engineering literature - providing both a reference source and a direction for future work in this field. For its size and coverage it also represents excellent value for money.
Martyn S. Ray,
Liquid-liquid equilibria; Interphase mass transfer; Marangoni phenomena; Mass transfer coefficients, interfacial effects, and surface renewal; Mixing and coalescence phenomena in liquid-liquid systems; Plug flow analysis; Axial dispersion; Selection, design, pilot-testing, and scale-up of extraction equipment; Contributors.
Series: Science & Practice of Liquid-Liquid Extraction : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 26th March 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 1.16