The Role Of The Interface In Solvent Extraction

Grant number: DP0209186

Abstract

This project involves a fundamental study of the kinetics of reactions that occur in solvent extraction processes used for separation of many of Australia's metals from minerals. The understanding gained from this will enable a greater efficiency to be obtained from Australia's minerals industry. In particular, it is intended to investigate the role of additives on the kinetics of metal extraction; these additives either enter the solution from the ore or are added as flocculants during the process, and have a significant effect on the performance. With the move to smaller, shorter residence time contactors, this has become increasingly important if these new contactors are to be used effici..

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