recovery factor [obsolete]
in an extraction process
The fraction or percentage (R
%) of the total quantity of a substance extracted (usually into the organic solvent
phase) under specified conditions. Specifically,
are the original and final quantities of the substance A. This term is not recommended.
should be used.
PAC, 1993, 65, 2373
(Nomenclature for liquid-liquid distribution (solvent extraction) (IUPAC Recommendations
on page 2385