Low cost liquid - liquid extraction (LLX) Process Equipment :
LLX units with flexibility spanning use from university engineering and chemistry class and research laboratories, to use as a continuous production pilot plant. As supplied, features readily adjusted flow patterns of counter-current, co-current, cross-current, and internal recycle. Number of total mixer-setters (MS) can be ordered from 2 to 14. (Inquire to special order for more and different MS sizes).
Pilot or Small Plant :
Unit offers a bench or pilot scale capability in LLX for your value recovery business or R&D lab. The unit is custom made in Alabama by skilled technicians and can be custom-designed to meet your needs. Designs are readily changed or refurbished as desired using available parts from hardware local stores (hoses, clamps, etc.).
LLX process recovers values or wastes from a feed liquid stream that contains the components to be recovered, separated, and / or concentrated such as:
Precious metal ions: Rare earth elements, platinum group metals, electronic and optics scrap metal such as gallium and aluminum.
Recover/ recycle base metals: copper, nickel, zinc, cobalt, iron, and manganese
Anions from aqueous streams using anion-exchange extracting phases: phosphate, sulfate, nitrate, chromate(VI), and arsenate(V).
The unit is 4 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 3 feet high. Sizes may vary due to the number of MS requested.
Salient Features of LLX:
Simplify complex and expensive chemistry
Are chemically resistant to most MOCs
Operate at ambient temperatures and pressure at hight flow rates (normally100ml/min)
Operate at a high processing rate (1 minute reaction time per mixer), with a small footprint to produce value added products.
LLX is the separation method of choice where distillation fails. It is effective for azeotropic mixtures or temperature sensitive components
If you would like to know more about the parameters of the LLX unit you can read about it here