Extraction Behavior of Mercury(II) and Cadmium(II) in Ion Liquid Extraction System Using 1-Butyl-3-Methyl-Imidazolium Hexafluorophosphate and 8-Hydroxyl-Quinoline
The extraction behavior of metal ions (Hg2+ and Cd2+, M2+) was investigated in ionic liquid (IL) extraction system using 1-butyl-3-methyl- imidazolium hexafluorophosphate ionic liquid ([Bmim]PF6) as extraction solvent and 8-hydroxyl-quinoline (HQ) as extractant. The extraction percentage of M2+ using [Bmim]PF6 was less than 5% without HQ. When sufficient HQ was included in IL phase, the extraction percentage of M2+ could be higher than 98%. The extracted species in the M2+-[Bmim]PF6-HQ system was neutral MQ2 and the recovery of M2+ extracted into [Bmim]PF6 can be achieved using 0.25 mol•L-1 HNO3 as stripping agent. [Bmim]PF6 can be recycled in the experiment.
Huixuan Zhang, Ye Han, Fuxiao Chen and Jiuba Wen
Z. W. Pan et al., "Extraction Behavior of Mercury(II) and Cadmium(II) in Ion Liquid Extraction System Using 1-Butyl-3-Methyl-Imidazolium Hexafluorophosphate and 8-Hydroxyl-Quinoline", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 117-119, pp. 1103-1106, 2012