Journal of Chemistry

Journal of Chemistry / 2011 / Article

Open Access

Volume 8 |Article ID 167945 | 7 pages |

Reactive Extraction of L (+) Tartaric Acid by Amberlite LA-2 in Different Solvents

Received04 Apr 2011
Accepted07 Jun 2011


The extraction of L(+) tartaric acid from aqueous solutions by amberlite LA-2 is a secondary amine mixture in different diluent solvents. Extraction equilibria of L(+) tartaric acid by amberlite LA-2 in 1-octanol, cyclohexane, isooctane, hexane, methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) solvents at temperature 298.15 K have been measured. The batch extraction experiments distribution coefficients (D), loading factors ( Z) and extraction efficiency (E) were calculated. The maximum removal of L(+) tartaric acid is 91 % with MIBK and 0.92 mol.L-1 initial concentration of Amberlite LA-2.

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