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Introduction to Membrane Science and Technology

  • ID: 2000097
  • September 2011
  • 544 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Written by a dedicated lecturer and leading membrane scientist, who has worked both in academia and industry, this advanced textbook provides an impressive overview of all aspects of membranes and their applications. Together with numerous industrial case studies, practical examples and questions, the book provides an excellent and comprehensive introduction to the topic. Advanced students as well as process and chemical engineers working in industry will profit from this resource. A significant feature of the book is the treatment of more recently developed membranes and their applications in energy conversion, biomedical components, controlled release devices and environmental engineering with an indication of the present and future commercial impact.

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From the Contents:

* Introduction

* Fundamentals

* Membrane Preparation and Characterization

* Principles of Membrane Separation Processes

* Membrane Modules and Concentration Polarization

* Membrane Process Design and Operation

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Preface

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INTRODUCTION

Overview of Membrane Science and Technology

History of Membranes Science and Technology

Advantages and Limitations of Membrane Processes

The Membrane–Based Industry: Its Structures and Markets

Future Developments in Membrane Science and Technology

Summary

FUNDAMENTALS

Introduction

Definition of Terms

Fundamentals of Mass Transport in Membranes and Membrane Processes

Mathematical Description of Mass Transport in Membranes

MEMBRANE PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION

Introduction

Membrane Materials

Preparation of Membranes

Membrane Characterization

PRINCIPLES OF MEMBRANE SEPARATION PROCESSSES

Introduction

The Principle of Membrane Filtration Processes

The Principle of Gas and Vapor Separation

The Principle of Dialysis

The Principle of Electromembrane Processes

The Principle of Membrane Contactors

Membrane Reactors

Membrane–Based Controlled Release of Active Agents

MEMBRANE MODULES AND CONCENTRATION POLARIZATION

Introduction

Membrane Modules

Concentration Polarization and Membrane Fouling

MEMBRANE PROCESS DESIGN AND OPERATION

Introduction

Membrane Filtration Processes

Gas Separation

Pervaporation

Dialysis

Electrodialysis and Related Processes

APPENDIX A

APPENDIX B

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The synopsis for the book states that it is aimed at 'advanced students as well as process and chemical engineers working in industry'. I would fully support this view and wholeheartedly recommend the book to such practitioners and similarly interested readers. It is a worthy addition to anyone's bookshelf.   (Chemistry World, 2012)

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