Measurement of distribution coefficients for phenols in ionic liquid/water two-phase system

Go Inoue, Feifei Su, Satoshi Takada, Katsumi Honda, Yusuke Shimoyama, Yoshio Iwai, Yasuhiko Arai

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The distribution coefficients for phenols (phenol, o-cresol, m-cresol, p-cresol, 3,5-xylenol and a-naphthol) in ionic liquid (1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium haxafluorophosphate ([bmim][PF6]))/water two-phase system were measured at 298 K to examine a removal ability of phenols in wastewater by the liquid-liquid extraction. The distribution coefficients showed that it is feasible to extract phenols from wastewater using the ionic liquid. The infinite dilution distribution coefficients of phenols obtained were correlated by the regular solution theory. ASOG, which is one of the successful group contribution activity coefficient models, was applied and the group interaction parameters were determined. The correlated results based on the two models were in good agreement with the experimental results. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA 11/12-17/2006).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 AIChE Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2006Nov 17 2006

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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