MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 333, 2021The 18th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE 2019)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Chemical Reaction Engineering|
|Published online||08 January 2021|
Separation and Recovery of Lithium, Cobalt and Nickel Ion in an Aqueous Phase by Slug Flow
School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, 1-1 Gakuencho, Naka-ku, Sakai 599-8531, Japan
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Extraction by slug flow gives high mass transfer rate and rapid phase separation than the conventional extraction operation. Therefore, there are many advantages such as the volume of the device becomes small and the solvent drastically reduced. The slug flow extraction is expected as a sophisticated separation process. Especially, these advantages become more prominent in the multistage extraction. In this study, the extraction by the slug flow was applied to mutual separation of lithium, cobalt and nickel ions in the mixed aqueous solution. We succeeded in developing a process with lithium, cobalt, nickel ion purity of 85% or more and recovery rate of 90-95%. Furthermore, it was also confirmed that the flow state of the liquid is influenced by the hydrophobicity (PTFE) and hydrophilicity (glass) of the extraction tube. The overall mass transfer volumetric coefficient is affected by (1) the interface area of the oil phase and aqueous phase, (2) the strength of the circulating flow in each segment of the liquid, and (3) the volume flow ratio of the oil phase and the aqueous phase.
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