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Introduction to Membrane Science and Technology

  • Published: September 2011
  • 544 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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

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

“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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