Kailas L. Wasewar

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Lactic acid is an important commercial product and extracting it out of aqueous solution is a growing requirement in fermentation based industries and recovery from waste streams. The design of an amine extraction process requires (i) equilibrium and (ii) kinetic data for the acid-amine (solvent) system used. Equilibria for lactic acid extraction by alamine(More)
Industrial waste constitutes the major source of various kinds of metal pollution in natural water. There are at least 20 metals which cannot be degraded or destroyed. The important toxic metals are Cd, Zn, Pb, Cr, Cu, and Ni. There are numerous methods currently employed to remove and recover the metals from our environment and many physico-chemical(More)
The recovery of caproic acid from the aqueous stream is of practical relevance due to its market value and the stringent environmental standards. The profound success of reactive extraction has been noted in the recovery of carboxylic acids from dilute solutions. In present paper, equilibrium of caproic acid with aliquat-336, a quaternary amine compound, in(More)
1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium thiocyanate [BMIM]SCN has been presented on extractive desulfurization of liquid fuel. The FTIR, (1)H-NMR, and C-NMR have been discussed for the molecular confirmation of synthesized [BMIM]SCN. Further, thermal, conductivity, moisture content, viscosity, and solubility analyses of [BMIM]SCN were carried out. The effects of time,(More)
Use of cheap, nontoxic, and selective solvents could economically provide a solution to the recovery of carboxylic acids produced by the bioroute. In this regard in the present paper, reactive extraction of citric acid was studied. Problems encompassing the recovery of the acid ([H(3)A](aq)(o) = 0.1-0.8) was solved by using tertiary amine (tri-n-octylamine,(More)
The possible application of imidazolium ionic liquids as energy-efficient green material for extractive deep desulfurization of liquid fuel has been investigated. 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride [BMIM]Cl was synthesized by nucleophilic substitution reaction of n-methylimidazolium and 1-chlorobutane. Molecular structures of the ILs were confirmed by(More)
In present paper, the recovery of propionic acid from aqueous phase by reactive extraction was studied using tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP) in petroleum ether. Extraction using pure diluent was found to be poor. Using the mixture of extractant-diluent the extraction was significantly improved. Results were presented in terms of distribution coefficient,(More)
The objective of present study is advancement of an efficient nanomaterial which was investigated to substantiate its efficiency, using kinetic studies to ensnare fluoride in order to make water potable. A new crystalline ZrAlCa nanohybrid adsorbent for fluoride removal was successfully synthesized by a co-precipitation method in this study. The prepared(More)
A. Keshav, K. L. Wasewar, S. Chand, and H. Uslu a Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur Chhattisgarh-492010 India Department of Chemical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur 440011 India Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee,(More)
Nanoparticles of CaO2 were synthesized by chemical precipitation method and characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (HR-FESEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), transmittance electron microscopy (TEM) and high-resolution TEM (HRTEM). HR-FESEM, TEM, and HRTEM images confirmed the average size of nanoparticles(More)