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Facilitated transport of Pd(II) through a supported liquid membrane (SLM) containing N,N,N',N'-tetra-(2-ethylhexyl) thiodiglycolamide T(2EH)TDGA: a novel carrier.

Journal of hazardous materials (2012-06-19)
R Ruhela, S Panja, J N Sharma, B S Tomar, S C Tripathi, R C Hubli, A K Suri
ABSTRACT

A novel carrier, N,N,N',N'-tetra-(2-ethylhexyl) thiodiglycolamide, T(2EH)TDGA has been studied for transport of Pd(II) from nitric acid medium across a supported liquid membrane (SLM). Pd(II) was found to be almost quantitatively transported (≈ 99.9%) within 2h from 3.0M HNO(3) medium using 0.05 M T(2EH)TDGA in n-dodecane as carrier and 0.01 M thiourea in 0.2M HNO(3) as strippant. Pd(II) transport was also studied against various parameters like feed acidity, carrier concentration, membrane pore size, etc. Palladium transport was found to be diffusion controlled and the diffusion co-efficient value was found to be 3.56 × 10(-5)cm(2)/s. Selectivity of T(2EH)TDGA for palladium over other fission products was found to be quite high, with the separation factors for Pd, with respect to different fission products being >10(3). With respect to leaching out of carrier from the membrane support, the membrane was found to be stable for six consecutive cycles. Thus, T(2EH)TDGA can be used as an efficient carrier of Pd(II) from nitric acid medium.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Dodecane, ReagentPlus®, ≥99%
Supelco
Density Standard 749 kg/m3, H&D Fitzgerald Ltd. Quality
Sigma-Aldrich
Dodecane, anhydrous, ≥99%
Supelco
Dodecane, analytical standard