Prediction of uranium concentration profiles along a continuous extraction column

Authors

  • Naima Khleifia Labratory of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Systems , National Engineering School of Gabes, Omar Ibn Elkhattab Street, Zrig Gabes 6029, University of Gabes
  • Hamdi Rania Labratory of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Systems , National Engineering School of Gabes, Omar Ibn Elkhattab Street, Zrig Gabes 6029, University of Gabes
  • Ahmed Hannachi Labratory of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Systems , National Engineering School of Gabes, Omar Ibn Elkhattab Street, Zrig Gabes 6029, University of Gabes

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cerb.v17i1.22916

Keywords:

Continuous Colum, Simulation, Solvent Extraction, Uranium, Phosphoric Acid

Abstract

The increased growth in energy demand has a direct impact on the growing interest of uranium extraction. Phosphoric acid attracts a great attention because of its uranium content. The solvent extraction is the most widely used techniques for uranium separation from phosphoric acid. In the present work, the simulation of the uranium extraction along a continuous counter current column has been conducted. A computer code that accounts for mass balances and equilibrium data has been developed. The performed simulations allow to obtain the concentration profiles of uranium along the extraction column and led to assess the effect of operating conditions on the extraction performances.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/cerb.v17i1.22916

Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin 17(2015) 34-39

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2015-04-07

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Khleifia, N., Rania, H., & Hannachi, A. (2015). Prediction of uranium concentration profiles along a continuous extraction column. Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin, 17(1), 34–39. https://doi.org/10.3329/cerb.v17i1.22916

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