Extraction of uranyl nitrate, sulphate and chloride with tri-n-octyl amine (TOA) from aqueous solutions
Extraction of uranyl nitrate, chloride and sulphate with tri-n-octyl amine (TOA) in benzene as a function of the TOA concentration has been studied. The concentration based extraction equilibrium constants were calculated from the distribution data of the uranyl salts, fitting the parameters of a chemical model to the experimentally obtained extraction isotherms. The calculated equilibrium constants are 46.5, 89.4 and 4.2x 10(4) for uranyl nitrate, chloride and sulphate, respectively. These values are in good agreement with the previously reported extraction equilibrium constants calculated by the inflection point method.