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Figure 1: Schematic diagram of the annular centrifugal extractor (ACE) [6] ( 1 ) stationary cylinder, ( 2 ) rotating cylinder, (3A) light-phase inlet, (3B) heavy-phase inlet, (4A and B) Region below rotating cylinder, ( 5 ) central opening for rotating cylinder, ( 6 ) radial baffles on the stationary bottom plate, ( 7 ) deflecting baffle in the rotor, ( 8 ) vertical baffles in the rotor, ( 9 ) interface between air and light phase, (10A and B) overflow weirs for lighter and heavier phase, respectively, ( 1 1 ) clean width for heavy phase, ( 1 2 ) clean width for light phase, (13A and B) Outlets for light and heavy phases, respectively, ( 1 4 ) liquid level in the annulus.