Document Type

Graduate Research

Publication Date

Spring 4-2016


The isolation and recovery of naphthenic acid from highly acidic model oil was performed using hydroxide-based ionic liquids. An extremely low ionic liquid/oil ratio was used to completely deacidify the model oil. Tetraalkylammonium and tetraalkylphosphonium hydroxide ionic liquids were employed in this study. Tetraalkylammonium-based ionic liquids are more efficient than tetraalkylphosphonium-based ionic liquids. The recyclability of the ionic liquids for the extraction of naphthenic acid was also studied. The regeneration of the extracted naphthenic acid was achieved.

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Chemistry Commons


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