Date of Award

Spring 1958

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Surak, John G.

Second Advisor

Kittsley, Scott L.

Third Advisor

Bournique, Raymond A.


In the course of a summer's residence at Argonne National Laboratory under Dr. Harold H. Strain, I came across a paper by Dr. Kurt Kraus, in which he used anion exchange columns to separate the chloride complexes of various cations. The paper included a series of graphs of sorbability versus hydrochloric acid concentration. It was then decided upon to make a similar study by means of paper electrochromatography, and comparing these results with the sorption curves obtained by Kraus. Due to limitations of time, it was possible to make only an exploratory survey of the problem, during the summer. However, the problem appeared interesting enough to convince Dr. Strain and Dr. John Surak, my advisor to permit me to continue this investigation at Marquette University at the resumption of the school year.