The paper presents an experimental study on the preparation and characterization of cellulose films and their use for reactive lignosulfonate extraction. The extraction of lignosulfonates leads to emulsion and crud formation when standard equipment is applied. By using cellulose films as a support layer between the aqueous feed phase and the organic extractant phase, emulsion formation is prevented. The results showed that selective separation and a fractionation of the lignosulfonates can be realized with this novel approach simultaneously.
Kienberger, M., Demmelmayer, P., Spirk, S., Zankel, A., & Weißl, M. (2020). Biobased support layers for the fractionation and selective extraction of lignosulfonates. Cellulose support layers in liquid/liquid extraction of lignosulfonates. Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange, 38(1), 132-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/07366299.2019.1691764