Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2017.02.032
Title: Influence of D-glucose as additive on thermodynamics and physical properties of aqueous surfactant two-phase systems for the continuous micellar extraction
Language: English
Authors: Ritter, Eric 
Racheva, Ralena Rumenova 
Jakobtorweihen, Sven 
Smirnova, Irina 
Keywords: Aqueous surfactant two-phase system;Cloud point;Tergitol 15-S-7;Triton X-114;COSMOmic;Molecular dynamics simulation
Issue Date: 6-Mar-2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Chemical Engineering Research and Design (121): 149-162 (2017)
Journal or Series Name: Chemical engineering research and design 
Abstract (english): Aqueous nonionic surfactants solutions can form two coexisting phases when heated beyond the so called cloud point temperature. Hence, these surfactants are potential solvents for extraction processes. In this work the effect of d-glucose on phase behavior of aqueous surfactant two-phase systems containing the nonionic surfactants Tergitol 15-S-7 or Triton X-114 was investigated in order to design micellar systems for liquid-liquid extraction. It was found that d-glucose can lead to an increased density difference if the surfactant-rich phase is the lighter one as well as an enhancement of the phase separation. Furthermore, the effect of d-glucose on the liquid-liquid equilibrium of aqueous Tergitol 15-S-7 solutions was studied. The partition behavior of three model solutes was determined and modeled with the combination of molecular dynamics simulations and the thermodynamic model COSMOmic. Based on these data an experiment in a continuous extraction column using an aqueous surfactant two-phase system containing d-glucose as additive was performed. The results demonstrate that sugars as additives can be used to tailor surfactant solutions in a beneficial way for separation processes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/3150
ISSN: 1744-3563
Institute: Thermische Verfahrenstechnik V-8 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
Funded by: Support of the DFG (project SM 82/14-1). Computational resources have been provided by The North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN)
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