The phase remaining after extraction
of some specified solute(s). When necessary it should be further specified, e.g.
scrub raffinate. The original meaning of raffinate as a 'refined product
' has become extended and changed by common usage. The term should normally be applied
only to waste streams but the latter may form the feed to a further extraction
process for another solute.
PAC, 1993, 65, 2373
(Nomenclature for liquid-liquid distribution (solvent extraction) (IUPAC Recommendations
on page 2388