The mixer settler set-up of MEAB consists of 27 stages in total, which can be combined into extraction, scrubbing and stripping steps according to the objected flow sheet of the solvent extraction process. The mixer settlers are made of PVDF and can be used at room temperature (heating is not possible). The volume of the settler chamber is 480 mL and a max total flow rate up to 10 L/h can be achieved depending on the physical characteristics of both phases and the behavior of the mixture.
|Characteristics||SX Kinetics||MEAB||Rousselet Robatel|
|Temperature||Only room temperature||Only room temperature||Heatable (water or oil)|
|Use||Mini-piloting||Mini-piloting and research||Mainly for research|
|Visibility||Transparent||Opaque||Opaque but with a window in the settling chamber|
|Capacity||Mixer: 0.270 L, Settler: 1.050 L||Mixer: 0.12 L, Settler: 0.48 L||Mixer 0.035 L, Settler 0.143 L|
|Flows (depends on settling velocity)||Max flow: 10 L/h with the available pumps||Max flow: 10 L/h||Max flow: 2-4 L/h|