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Title: Toward a mechanistic understanding of microfluidic droplet-based extraction and separation of lanthanides
Authors: Zhang, Hao
Wang, Huizhi
Luo, Xiaojiao
Leung, Dennis Y.
Pang, Qishou
Xu, Hong
Zhang, Li
Xuan, Jin
Keywords: Droplet
Microfluidic
Extraction
Separation
Lanthanide
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: ZHANG, H. ... et al, 2018. Toward a mechanistic understanding of microfluidic droplet-based extraction and separation of lanthanides. Chemical Engineering Journal, 356, pp.673-679.
Abstract: Droplet-based microfluidic extraction is a promising way for effective lanthanides extraction due to its outstanding mass transfer performance. The separation process can be greatly enhanced with the droplet-based microfluidic extraction technique. However, the interactions between mass transfer, microfluidic dynamics and extraction kinetics are still unclear, which has hindered further manipulation on microfluidic extraction to boost extraction performance. In this study, the mechanisms of microfluidic droplet-based extraction and separation intensification of lanthanides are for the first time unveiled by using a numerical simulation model. The limiting factors for the performance of droplet-based microfluidic extraction are identified through a model-based parametric analysis. The numerical analyses provide a comprehensive understanding of droplet-based microfluidic extraction systems and offer operation and optimization guidelines for future research in this area.
Description: This paper is closed access until 7th September 2019.
Sponsor: The research work presented in this paper is supported by Natural Science Foundation of Jiangxi Province, China (20171BAB216023), Research Project of Jiangxi Department of Education, China (GJJ150639), Program for Excellent Young Talents, JXUST.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2018.09.043
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/35224
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2018.09.043
ISSN: 1385-8947
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Chemical Engineering)

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