The basic principles of a range of electrokinetic processes of current interest in the field of biochemical separation are reviewed. The importance of the use of electric fields for separation of both low molecular weight and high molecular weight compounds from complex mixtures is emphasized. Two categories of process are considered and include separations based upon differences in electrical mobility, for example electrophoresis and processes in which electric fields are used to improve kinetics, for example in liquid-liquid extraction. The status of the engineering development of electrokinetic processes in this context is briefly reviewed.
|Number of pages
|Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series
|Published - 1990
|Extraction '90 - Caithness, Scotl
Duration: 10 Sept 1990 → 14 Sept 1990