Leakage and swell in emulsion liquid membranes: experimental studies and corrected computational methods
Emulsion liquid membrane (ELM) systems are water-in-oil emulsions dispersed in water, which, with appropriate chemistry, can efficiently extract and concentrate metals (e.g., cadmium, chromium, copper, cobalt, nickel, lead, zinc, mercury, gold and silver), weak acids and bases (e.g., phenolics and amines), inorganic species and pharmaceuticals (e.g., acetaminophen and amino acids) from the external water phase. Since their invention in 1968, ELM systems have been studied extensively. Most studies in the literature have investigated the extraction performance of ELM systems. This dissertation ...
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