Selective electrorefining with liquid membranes

Mehmet Gökalp, K. T. Hodgson, E. L. Cussler

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Liquid membranes containing macrocyclic polyethers can be used to electrorefine metals. This purification depends on the selective reaction of the polyether and the metal cation to produce a charged product. The amount of this product is found to be proportional to the square root of the amount of polyester present. Results for silver and copper purification illustrate the ideas involved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-149
Number of pages6
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1983


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