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Synthesis of Polymer Inclusion Membranes based on Cellulose Triacetate for Recovery of Lanthanum(III) from Aqueous Solutions

Adam Makowka
  • Department of Chemistry, Czestochowa University of Technology, Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
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Published Online: 2019-08-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aut-2018-0056


Polymer inclusion membrane (PIM) containing cellulose triacetate (CTA) as a polymer matrix and 2-nitrophenyl octyl ether (NPOE) as a plasticizer was developed. This membrane also contained di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid (D2EHPA) and tributyl phosphate (TBP) as the carriers of metal ions. The facilitated transport of lanthanum(III) from aqueous nitrate(V) solutions across PIM was studied. It was observed that metal ions were transported from the source phase into 2M H2SO4 as the receiving phase. The transport through PIM with D2EHPA as the ion carrier was found as the more effective method of lanthanum(III) removal from the aqueous solution than transport through PIM with TBP as the ion carrier.

Keywords: polymer inclusion membrane (PIM); lanthanum(III); cerium(III); rare earth elements (REEs); di(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid (D2EHPA); tributyl phosphate (TBP)


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Published Online: 2019-08-21

Published in Print: 2019-09-01

Citation Information: Autex Research Journal, Volume 19, Issue 3, Pages 288–292, ISSN (Online) 2300-0929, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/aut-2018-0056.

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