Stimuli Responsive Polymeric Membranes: Smart Polymeric Membranes explains the fundamentals and advances in topics relating to the field of membrane science. It elaborately explains concepts relating to stimuli responsive membranes, with special importance given down to minute details. Material selection, preparation, characterization and applications of various stimuli responsive membranes are extensively addressed, and their relevance (including examples) is included.
The book covers history and development, merits and demerits, mechanisms of transport and fouling, applicability of membranes to various diverse areas, and preparation and characterization techniques of membranes. Next, the concept of fouling and its remedial actions is discussed. Finally, promising fields of research in the membrane science and future perspectives of membrane science field are explored.
- Provides basic and advanced knowledge of smart membranes, considering their morphological, physicochemical and separation characteristics
- Written in a clear and lucid style, keeping a diverse audience in mind
- Based on the state-of-art research of the authors
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1. Introduction to Membranes 2. pH Responsive Membranes 3. Temperature Responsive Membranes 4. Photo Responsive Membranes 5. Biologically Responsive Membranes 6. Electric Field Responsive Membranes 7. Magnetic Field Responsive Membranes 8. Ultrasound Responsive Membranes
Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He has received the Research Award in Chemical Engineering from IIChE (2007), BOYSCAST Fellow Award (2009-10) from the DST, Young Engineers Award in the field of Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Engineers (India, 2009), and the Young Scientist Medal award from the Indian National Science Academy (2009). His current research activities are focused in the field of membrane technology, covering both fundamental and applied research. He has more than 18 years of experience in academics and research and written and contributed to more than 150 publications including articles in international scientific journals and three reference books, and has edited a book.
Sinha, Manish Kumar
Dr. Manish Kumar Sinha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar (PDPU), India. Before joining PDPU, he has received his PhD and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati after completing his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India. His research work is dedicated to synthesis of stimuli responsive material and use these synthesized material for the modification of polymeric membranes. He has also studied on fouling tendency as well as different mitigation techniques to reduce the fouling of polymeric membranes and developed mathematical modeling of fouling. He is also working on water purification using hybrid technique of membrane filtration with electro-coagulation. He has published 11 research papers in international scientific journals like Journal of membrane Science, Desalination, RSC advances etc.
Mr. Piyal Mondal received his undergraduate degree from National Institute of Technology Durgapur in 2012 and Masters degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwathti, India. He is currently pursuing doctoral research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. His research focuses on green synthesis of metal nanoparticles for real life applications. He has published 5 papers and 2 books, and presented more than 10 papers in national and international conferences.
Dr. Randeep Singh is a researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. His research work is dedicated to the preparation of various membranes and the mathematical analysis of the transport phenomena in membrane separation processes, including wastewater treatment, fruit juice clarification, protein separation, and value-added product separation from biogenic source. He is also working on fabrication of different membrane modules for environmental separation. He has authored two books.