This volume will capture transformational changes in both the chemistry and engineering side of solvent extraction, creating new directions and deepening our understanding of the structure and dynamics of liquid-liquid systems from the molecular- to nano- to meso- to bulk-scale. Reviews will cover advances in microfluidics, new tools for understanding the structure and dynamics of the liquid-liquid interface, ionic liquids in liquid-liquid extraction, molecular dynamics to visualize interactions in the solvent phase, liquid-liquid electrochemistry to interrogate the energetics of interfacial transport and complexation, design of new extractants, and the streamlining of process applications.

chapter 1|44 pages

New Insights into the Recovery of Strategic and Critical Metals by Solvent Extraction

The Effects of Chemistry and the Process on Performance
ByJason B. Love, Manuel Miguirditchian, Alexandre Chagnes

chapter 2|38 pages

Liquid–Liquid Separation by Supramolecular Systems

ByGabriela I. Vargas-Zúñiga, Qing He, Jonathan L. Sessler

chapter 3|31 pages

Task-Specific Ionic Liquids for Metal Ion Extraction

Progress, Challenges, and Prospects
ByMark L. Dietz, Cory A. Hawkins

chapter 4|31 pages

X-Ray Studies of Liquid Interfaces in Model Solvent Extraction Systems

ByWei Bu, Mark L. Schlossman

chapter 5|72 pages

Solvent Extraction through the Lens of Advanced Modeling and Simulation

ByAurora E. Clark, Michael J. Servis, Zhu Liu, Ernesto Martinez-Baez, Jing Su, Enrique R. Batista, Ping Yang, Andrew Wildman, Torin Stetina, Xiaosong Li, Ken Newcomb, Edward J. Maginn, Jochen Autschbach, David A. Dixon

chapter 7|33 pages

Drop-Based Modeling of Extraction Equipment

ByDavid Leleu, Andreas Pfennig