binary separation

binary separation

[′bīn·ə·rē sep·ə′rā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
Separation by distillation or solvent extraction of a fully miscible liquid mixture of two chemical compounds.
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The selection of the zones containing two columns among the five zones was carried out in accordance with the general principle that an increase in the number of columns per zone usually leads to a better separation performance in a standard four-zone SMB for binary separation.
Until the middle of 1990s, most of SMB researches have been focused on a standard four-zone SMB for binary separations (Figure 1).
Those speakers and exhibitors who were heavily involved in the smaller molecule pharmaceutical area had by far the major interest in SMB, as it is best suited to binary separations, but is not yet a viable technique for most biological separations.