• Adhi Kusumastuti Faculty of Engineering Universitas Negeri Semarang, Kampus UNNES Sekaran, Gunungpati, 50229, Semarang, Indonesia
  • A. L. Ahmad School of Chemical Engineering, Engineering Campus, USM, 14300, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1612-3032
  • Rodia Syamwil Faculty of Engineering Universitas Negeri Semarang, Kampus UNNES Sekaran, Gunungpati, 50229, Semarang, Indonesia
  • Samsudin Anis Faculty of Engineering Universitas Negeri Semarang, Kampus UNNES Sekaran, Gunungpati, 50229, Semarang, Indonesia




Emulsion liquid membrane, textile dye, methylene blue, extraction, Taylor-Couette column


Although textile dyes is basically available in very low concentration (10-200 ppm); it should be removed due to the toxicity to human body and environment. Among the existing methods, emulsion liquid membrane (ELM) is a promising method by providing high interfacial area and the ability to remove a very low concentration of the solute. The optimal emulsions were produced using commercially supplied homogeniser. Initially, methylene blue in simulated wastewater was extracted using a Taylor-Couette column. Methylene blue concentration was determined using spectrophotometer. Complete extraction was performed in the designed column. The research obtained optimal extraction efficiency of about 99% at external phase pH of 10, carrier concentration of 9 wt. %, HCl concentration of 0.5 M, initial feed concentration of 20 ppm, volume ratio of emulsion to feed phase of 1:5, extraction time of 5 min, and extraction speed of 600 rpm. 


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ENHANCING TEXTILE DYE REMOVAL IN EMULSION LIQUID MEMBRANE SYSTEM USING TAYLOR COUETTE COLUMN. (2018). Jurnal Teknologi, 80(3). https://doi.org/10.11113/jt.v80.10717