Comparative studies between column and batch liquid emulsion membrane techniques based on HDEHP/HCl system were carried out to develop a system for isolation of234Th from natural uranium. For column investigations a spray column was constructed and used with two different modes. In the first mode the feed solution was circulated through the membrane while in the second mode the membrane phase was circulated through the feed solution. The results showed that, kinetically, the equilibrium for thorium separation using batch technique is faster than the continous column system. Quantitative permeation of thorium was achieved within one minute of mixing whereby the permeation of uranium reached equilibrium after 3 minutes with a permeation percentage less than 6%. A procedure was developed to separate234Th from natural uranium with high radiochemical purity of more than 98%.