Microemulsions: Compartmentalized fluids for metal separations and materials synthesis

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Abstract

The molecular structural and solution chemical characteristics that underlie the surface activity of solvent extraction reagents are highlighted, with particular emphasis on the tendency towards reverse micelle and microemulsion formation. The physicochemical factors that lead to microemulsion-enhanced solvent extraction with chelating extractants are elucidated. Membrane-based contactor systems are described which are uniquely suited for enhanced solvent extraction with microemulsions. The possibility of combining solvent extraction with microemulsion-mediated materials synthesis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 1996 TMS Symp Emerging Sep Technol Met II
EditorsRenato G. Bautista
PublisherMinerals, Metals & Materials Soc (TMS)
Pages159-169
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0873393406
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 TMS Symposium on Emerging Separation Technologies for Metals II - Kona, HI, USA
Duration: Jun 16 1996Jun 21 1996

Publication series

NameEmerging Separation Technologies for Metals II

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 TMS Symposium on Emerging Separation Technologies for Metals II
CityKona, HI, USA
Period6/16/966/21/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Osseo-Asare, K. A. (1996). Microemulsions: Compartmentalized fluids for metal separations and materials synthesis. In R. G. Bautista (Ed.), Proc 1996 TMS Symp Emerging Sep Technol Met II (pp. 159-169). (Emerging Separation Technologies for Metals II). Minerals, Metals & Materials Soc (TMS).