The Davy McKee combined mixer-settler: a novel approach to solvent extraction

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 76, No. 860, 1983

C.F. BONNEY and G.A. GILLETT, Davy McKee (Stockton) Ltd., Non-Ferrous Process Department Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, UK

The Davy McKee combined mixer-settler (CMS), is a liquid-liquid contactor, which has been commercially applied to the recovery of uranium from dilute sulphuric acid-bearing leach liquors. CMS differs from most other solvent extraction systems in that the mixing and separation of the phases is carried out in the same vessel.