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. By virtue of the authors' expertise, they utilize stimuli responsive membranes to address issues relating to different industries.
The book covers history and development, merits and demerits, mechanisms of transport and fouling, membranes applicability to various diverse areas, and preparation and characterization techniques of membranes. Then, 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
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 (IITG). Prior to joining as faculty in IITG (2004), he has received his PhD and M. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) after completing his B. Tech and B. Sc (Hons) in Chemistry from University of Calcutta. 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), Young Scientist Medal award from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA, 2009). His current research activities are focused in membrane synthesis and separation technology (both ceramic and polymeric), water pollution control, smart material, and adsorption. He has more than 15 years of experience in academics and research and published more than 130 papers in international scientific journals. He has submitted 7 patents and involved with more than 14 sponsored projects from various funding agencies. He has edited one book and authored one textbook.
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.
Piyal Mondal is a doctoral research scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India. His research focuses on green synthesis of metal nanoparticles for real life applications.
Randeep Singh is a doctoral research scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India. His research focuses on synthesis, characterization, and application of membranes.