Characterization of the temperature dependence of hydro-philicity/phobicity of thermoresponsive solvents for hypersaline desalination
Hybrid (both Remote and On Site)
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The aim of the study is to formulate experimental protocols to quantify the polarity (or, equivalently, hydro-philicity/phobicity) of thermoresponsive solvents as a function of temperature. The developed method will be employed to characterize a range of solvents for temperature swing solvent extraction (TSSE), to elucidate the relationship between solvent polarity and water miscibility, ion partioning, and solubility in saline aqueous medium.
Lab: Technologies for the Nexus of Water-Energy-Environment
Direct Supervisor: Ngai Yip Yip/Eliza Dach
Position Dates: 5/3/2021 - 6/28/2021
Hours per Week: 40
Qualifications: Organic chemistry, water chemistry, 2-phase equilibrium.