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loading capacity

in solvent extraction

Synonyms: maximum loading, saturation capacity, saturation loading

The maximum concentration of solute(s) that a solvent can contain under specified conditions.
  1. The terms maximum loading, saturation capacity and saturation loading are synonymous.
  2. All the above terms should clearly be distinguished from ultimate capacity.
PAC, 1993, 65, 2373 (Nomenclature for liquid-liquid distribution (solvent extraction) (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 2384
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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