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Transport of 5-Methyl-2-pyrazinecarboxylic Acid through a Layered Bulk Liquid Membrane

Ľ. Kubišová, J. Marták, and Š. Schlosser

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, SK-812 37 Bratislava



Received: 5 April 2002

Abstract: Pertraction of 5-methyl-2-pyrazinecarboxylic acid (MPCA) through a layered liquid membrane and parameters influencing the transport with trioctylamine (TOA) carrier have been studied. A simple di usion model correlates concentration dependences in all three phases relatively well. By increasing concentration of the carrier from 0.2 to 0.6 kmol m−3 an increase of the transport rate of MPCA does not occur despite the fact that the value of the distribution coecient of MPCA increases 2.68 times. While H2SO4 and sulfates in the feed do not influence much the transport of MPCA, the addition of sodium chloride slows down the flux of MPCA markedly and increases the co-transport of mineral acids. In pertraction of MPCA from one-molar sulfate solution the ratio of molar fluxes of sulfuric acid and MPCA is equal to one. In pertraction from the feed containing 1 kmol m−3 of NaCl the value of this ratio is equal nearly to four. However, the flux of MPCA is four times lower.

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Chemical Papers 56 (6) 418–425 (2002)

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