A comparative study of contacting equipment for the recovery of copper from cupric sulphate solution.

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dc.contributor.advisor Bassa, A. F. C.
dc.contributor.author Sukhraj, Natisha.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-15T10:37:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-15T10:37:04Z
dc.date.created 2005
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/2687
dc.description Thesis (M.Sc.Eng.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 2005. en_US
dc.description.abstract Ion exchange for the recovery of metals from solutions is a well established process. It features significantly in terms of being able to recover valuable substances from what would otherwise be waste streams as well as recovering substances that could be harmful to the environment if left in the waste stream. The more popular options for ion exchange processes could be batch, fixed bed, fluidized, moving bed, and chromatographic columns. Although most ion exchange processes tend to be batch processes making use of the fixed bed columns, technological developments enable the use of fluidized beds to be explored. The main purpose of this research was to compare the performance of a fixed bed ion exchange system with a fluidized ion exchange system for the recovery of copper from a cupric sulphate solution. By experimentation the bed depth required for each type of equipment (in order to achieve a specified percentage recovery of copper from a specified feed) was determined. The comparative advantage of one type of equipment over the other ensures the correct type of system to be used for a sulphate solution of a particular concentration. This study provides a basis for comparative studies of contacting equipment for the removal of other substances from dilute solutions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Theses--Chemical engineering. en_US
dc.subject Copper.
dc.subject Extraction apparatus.
dc.subject Copper sulphate.
dc.subject Ion exchange.
dc.title A comparative study of contacting equipment for the recovery of copper from cupric sulphate solution. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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