Solids Control in Solvent Extraction Circuits Using Electrostatic Dispersion

Zeta Rods Inserted into Solvent Extraction Piping

February 1992

Morris Michael Pitts, Jr.

Elevation of sur­face charge den­si­ty on col­loidal par­ti­cles in the pres­ence of a high poten­tial elec­tro­sta­t­ic field is demon­strat­ed as a viable tech­nique for pre­vent­ing the accu­mu­la­tion of solids in sol­vent extrac­tion cir­cuits. This tech­nique per­forms with­out intro­duc­ing com­pounds that poten­tial­ly inter­fere with kinet­ics or with phase sep­a­ra­tion.

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