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Main Title Solvent extraction of wastewaters from acetic-acid manufacture /
Author Ricker, N. Lawrence. ; King, C. Judson
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King, C. Judson
CORP Author California Univ., Berkeley. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/2-80-064; EPA-R-803773
Stock Number PB80-197577
OCLC Number 13607763
Subjects Acetic acid. ; Factory and trade waste. ; Extraction (Chemistry) ; Solvents.
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Solvent extraction ; Chemical industry ; Acetic acid ; Industrial waste treatment ; Samples ; Manufacturing ; Organic solvents ; Cost analysis ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Materials recovery
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EHAM  TD898.8.A34R52 1980 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-064 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-80-064 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/10/2014
EMBD  EPA/600/2-80/064 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-2-80-064 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-197577 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation x, 158 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Solvent extraction was evaluated as a potential treatment method for wastewaters generated during the manufacture of acetic acid. Possible goals for an extraction process were considered. For the wastewater samples studied, extraction appeared to be too expensive to be practical unless recovery of a marketable chemical were possible. Long-chain, tertiary alkyl amines, dissolved in organic diluents, appeared to be the most promising extractants, except for certain wastewaters containing chlorinated acetaldehydes. Amine extractants were studied extensively in small-scale experiments to determine phase equilibria, extractant regenerability, mass-transfer characteristics, and emulsification tendencies. A cost estimate was prepared for an extraction process to recover acetic acid from a 22,700-kg/h (100-gpm) wastewater containing 5 wt.% acid. Estimated direct-fixed-capital was $1,030,000, with an annual operating cost of $253,000/year ($5.90/1000 gal), resulting in a return on investment before taxes (ROIBT) of 244% per year. The ROIBT, for a 1 wt.% acetic acid wastewater was only about 30%; however, this might be increased by further optimization of the amine/diluent combination.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Developmment, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Ada, Oklahoma, under EPA grant no. R803773. Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-157).