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Industrial countercurrent chromatography separations based on a cascade of centrifugal mixer-settler extractors A
- Kostanyan, Artak E., Erastov, Andrey A.
- Journal of chromatography 2018
- countercurrent chromatography, extractors, industrial applications, metals
- In hydrometallurgy, traditional extraction technologies, in particular, for isolation and purification of rare-earth metals include a number of processing steps using up to hundreds of mixer-settler extractors. These technologies could be greatly simplified by using the methods of countercurrent chromatography (CCC) separation. However, the current CCC equipment cannot process large volumes of feed material formed during the industrial production of these metals. In this paper, the cascade of centrifugal mixer-settler extractors assembled as a multi-stage unit is suggested for industrial application of CCC and discussed.