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Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 528–533 | Cite as

Separation characteristics of lactic acid in reactive extraction and stripping

  • Dong Hoon Han
  • Yeon Ki Hong
  • Won Hi Hong
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Abstract

Lactic acid has recently been drawing much interest as a raw material for biodegradable polymer. Various extractants for lactic acid separation were tested and TOA (trioctylamine) was found the most effective one. Lactic acid was separated by reactive extraction with TOA dissolved in various diluents. The effect of temperature on the extraction efficiency was smaller than that of composition for the system studied in this work.

Key words

Lactic Acid Amine Diluent Stripping TSR DSR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringKorea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyTaejonKorea
  2. 2.Hyundai Institute of Construction TechnologyKyunggi-doKorea

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