Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/255153
Title:
Solvent Properties of Ionic Liquids and the Alkane-Water Interface
Author:
Gibbs, Jennifer
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Concerns over industrial emissions and nuclear waste have led to the need to study ways to sequester industrial gasses, and recycle nuclear fuel. Two projects were done to study solvent systems for these two problems using computational methods. Current methods for SO₂ sequestration are wasteful in that the gasses cannot be extracted from the solvent, and the solvent cannot be reused. One possible solution, which this work focuses on, is the use of an ionic liquid as a sequestration agent for the adsorption of SO₂. Separation technology for heavy elements has not changed for over 60 years and issues with radiation contamination and low efficiency lead to high solvent waste. Biphasic alkane-water extraction systems are a possible solution as they have been used for the extraction of heavy elements. This work focuses on characterizing the factors that control partitioning in biphasic systems which increase extraction efficiency.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Ionic Liquid; Solvation; Chemistry; Alkane water interface; Computational Chemistry
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Chemistry
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Corrales, Rene

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSolvent Properties of Ionic Liquids and the Alkane-Water Interfaceen_US
dc.creatorGibbs, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorGibbs, Jenniferen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractConcerns over industrial emissions and nuclear waste have led to the need to study ways to sequester industrial gasses, and recycle nuclear fuel. Two projects were done to study solvent systems for these two problems using computational methods. Current methods for SO₂ sequestration are wasteful in that the gasses cannot be extracted from the solvent, and the solvent cannot be reused. One possible solution, which this work focuses on, is the use of an ionic liquid as a sequestration agent for the adsorption of SO₂. Separation technology for heavy elements has not changed for over 60 years and issues with radiation contamination and low efficiency lead to high solvent waste. Biphasic alkane-water extraction systems are a possible solution as they have been used for the extraction of heavy elements. This work focuses on characterizing the factors that control partitioning in biphasic systems which increase extraction efficiency.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectIonic Liquiden_US
dc.subjectSolvationen_US
dc.subjectChemistryen_US
dc.subjectAlkane water interfaceen_US
dc.subjectComputational Chemistryen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCorrales, Reneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrown, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFlorence, Tamaen_US
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