Effect of Temperature and the Organic Phase Content on the Stripping of Mn(II) from a D2EPHA-KEROSENE Pseudo-Emulsion Using a Sulfuric Acid Aqueous Solution


There are few studies oriented to analyze the interaction between the variables of the stripping process of actual leaching solutions. The aim of this work was to study the effect of temperature and the percent of organic phase in the stripping pseudo-emulsion (D2EPHA and kerosene) on the manganese stripping process. Other studied variables were the acid concentration (H2SO4) in the aqueous phase, the percent of the organic phase in the pseudo-emulsion and the number of stripping stages. This information may be of interest to countries with radical temperature variations. It was discovered that in the range of 10?C to 50?C, temperature improves the depletion of manganese from the D2EPHA. Additionally, the percent of the organic phase should be less than 90% by volume of the pseudo-emulsion to favour the manganese exchange. Moreover, the H2SO4 concentration in the aqueous phase should be less than 1 M to avoid chemical instability of the organic phase.

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J. Rojas-Montes, R. Pérez-Garibay, A. Uribe-Salas and F. Nava-Alonso, "Effect of Temperature and the Organic Phase Content on the Stripping of Mn(II) from a D2EPHA-KEROSENE Pseudo-Emulsion Using a Sulfuric Acid Aqueous Solution," Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 11, 2012, pp. 723-727. doi: 10.4236/eng.2012.411093.

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