Effect of organic solvent type on the removal of nitrate ion using liquid membrane technique


İRDEMEZ Ş., TOPÇU N., YILDIZ Y. Ş. , DEMİRCİOĞLU N.

STOCHASTIC ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND RISK ASSESSMENT, vol.21, no.2, pp.175-181, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00477-006-0054-5
  • Title of Journal : STOCHASTIC ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND RISK ASSESSMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-181

Abstract

In this study, the removal of nitrate ions from aqueous solutions with liquid membrane technique has been investigated for different organic solvent types in which solubilized tetradecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (TDTMABr) as carrier. n-butyl alcohol, chloroform, and mixture of chloroform + n-hexane (n-hexane 85% + chloroform 15%) were used as organic solvent. Kinetic parameters (k(1d), k(2m), k(2a), t(max), R-m(max), J(m)(max), J(a)(max)) were calculated from obtained data. time R-a values of mixture, butyl alcohol, and chloroform are 0.81, 0.78, and 0.55, respectively. Similarly R-d, R-m, and t(max) values of the mixture equal to 0.14, 0.04, and 87.92 min, respectively. This behavior of the system shows the organic solvent type is an effective parameter on separation yield. It can be concluded that the mixture is the most effective organic solvent type among the investigated ones, because liquid membrane systems should be operated within the range of having the R-m, R-d, and t(max) values are minimum while R-a values are maximum.