Membrane processes are increasingly used in pharmaceutical and biochemical engineering and biotechnology for concentration and purification, synthesis of molecules and drug delivery systems, and support for biochemical reactions. This book provides a state-of-the art overview of the classical membrane processes used in pharmaceutical and biochemical engineering and biotechnology, such as ultrafiltration, microfiltration, virus filtration, membrane chromatography, membrane emulsification, liquid membranes and membrane bioreactors. It describes the general rules (principles, choice of configurations, membranes, parameters, etc.), recent developments (fouling control, increase permeate flux and selectivity, etc.), applications, and theoretical descriptions. Further, it presents emerging processes such as solvent resistant nanofiltration and membrane crystallization.
- Presents classical membrane processes such as ultrafiltration, microfiltration, virus filtration, membrane chromatography, membrane emulsification, liquid membranes and membrane bioreactors
- Presents emerging processes such as solvent resistant nanofiltration and membrane crystallization
- Gives a complete description of each technique (principles, membrane materials and devices, fouling control, and theoretical description)
- Contains numerous examples of applications
- Includes a uniform notation throughout the book enhancing the presentation and understanding of the content
- Includes extensive list of references
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Preface Chapter 1: Principles on Membrane and Membrane Processes Chapter 2: Ultrafiltration Chapter 3: Microfiltration Chapter 4: Virus Filtration Chapter 5: Membrane Chromatography Chapter 6: Membranes for the Preparation of Emulsions and Particles Chapter 7: Other Membrane Processes Chapter 8: Some Perspectives Index
Catherine Charcosset got her PhD from Compiègne University (France) and then spent 2 years as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT (Boston, USA). She was appointed research scientist at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France) first as a junior and then as a senior scientist. Her field of research concerns membrane and membrane processes, especially in biotechnology and pharmaceutics as well as for drinking water treatment. Catherine Charcosset has been (or is) responsible for several national and international projects on membrane and membrane processes. She has supervised 15 PhD students and 20 Master students and has published over 100 papers and chapters in international journals and books, and 3 patents. She is the author of one book "Membrane Processes in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutics published by Elsevier in 2012. She is co-editor with Angelo Basile of another book "Integrated Membrane Systems and Processes published by Wiley in 2016.