Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering

, 6:386

Application of reactive extraction to recovery of carboxylic acids


DOI: 10.1007/BF02932319

Cite this article as:
Hong, Y.K., Hong, W.H. & Han, D.H. Biotechnol. Bioprocess Eng. (2001) 6: 386. doi:10.1007/BF02932319


Carboxylic acids are examples of compounds with wide industrial applications and high potential. This article presents the principles of reactive extraction along with the characteristics of tertiary amine extractants, while is given on considering the effect of the amine class and chain length. As such a brief overview the current research on reactive extraction, including the recovery of citric acid, selective amine-based extraction, and extractive fermentation is given. When discussing extractive fermentation, strategies for reducing solvent toxicity are also suggested based on specific examples. Finally, solvent regeneration and stripping of extracted acid are explained.


aminebiocompatabilitycarboxylic acidsextractiontoxicity

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© The Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringKorea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyTaejonKorea
  2. 2.Hyundal Engineering Co., Ltd.SeoulKorea