Continuous Droplet-Based Liquid-Liquid Extraction of Phenol from Oil

Dhiman Das, Suhanya Duraiswamy, Zhou Yi, Vincent Chan, Chun Yang

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Abstract

Multiphase droplet-based and continuous liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) of phenol from oil is studied in a low width-to-height aspect ratio polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)-based microchannel reactor. The extraction efficiency of phenol from the dispersed phase consisting of silicone oil to the external continuous water phase is studied as a function of the flow rate ratio of the two immiscible phases. This paper demonstrates that for enhancing the extraction efficiency of phenol from silicone oil to water in droplet-based microfluidic reactors, a low flow rate ratio of the external continuous phase, Qc, to dispersed oil phase, Qd, is preferable.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1023-1029
Number of pages7
JournalSeparation Science and Technology (Philadelphia)
Volume50
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 May 2015

Keywords

  • continuous phase
  • dispersed phase
  • droplets
  • microfluidics
  • phenol

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