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Separation Process Engineering: Includes Mass Transfer Analysis, Third Edition by Phillip C. Wankat

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13.6 Immisicible Batch Extraction

In batch plants batch extraction will usually fit into the production scheme easier than continuous extraction. This is particularly true in the production of biochemicals (Belter et al., 1988). Batch extraction is very flexible, and there are a number of ways to do it. The simplest approach is to add solvent and diluent together in a tank, mix the two immiscible liquids, allow them to settle and then withdraw the solvent layer. If we define Image, Image, Ê, and as the mass (kg) of the streams, the resulting mass balance ...

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