CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, vol.32, no.12, pp.1951-1957, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
The extraction of glutaric acid was studied using tridodecyl amine (TDA) with respect to the functional groups of the diluent. The diluents studied were 1-octanol (alcohol), methyl isobuthyl ketone, MIBK (ketone), and toluene (aromatic hydrocarbon) and these were used to dilute the TDA. The experimental results of batch extraction experiments are reported as distribution coefficients, D(C), loading factors, Z, and extraction efficiency, E. All measurements were carried out at 298.15 K. The results of the liquid-liquid equilibrium measurements are correlated by a linear solvation energy relationship (LSER) model that takes into account physical interactions and modified Freundlich and Langmuir equations. The experimental results are compared with model results.