This concise and systematically organized text, now in its second edition, gives a clear insight into various membrane separation processes. It covers the fundamentals as well as the recent developments of different processes along with their industrial applications and the products. It includes the basic principles, operating parameters, membrane hardware, flux equation, transport mechanism, and applications of membrane-based technologies.
Membrane separation processes are largely rate-controlled separations which require rate analysis for complete understanding. Moreover, a higher level of mathematical analysis, along with the understanding of mass transfer, is also required. These are amply treated in different chapters of the book to make the students comprehend the membrane separation principles with ease.
This textbook is primarily designed for undergraduate students of chemical engineering, biochemical engineering and biotechnology for the course in membrane separation processes. Besides, the book will also be useful to process engineers and researchers.
• Provides sufficient number of examples of industrial applications related to chemical, metallurgical, biochemical and food processing industries.
• Focuses on important biomedical applications of membrane-based technologies such as blood oxygenator, controlled drug delivery, plasmapheresis, and bioartificial organs.
• Includes chapter-end short questions and problems to test students’ comprehension of the subject.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
• A new section on membrane cleaning is included. Membrane fabrication methods are supplemented with additional information (Chapter 2).
• Additional information on silt density index, forward osmosis and sea water desalination (Chapter 3).
• Physicochemical parameters affecting nanofiltration, determination of various resistances using resistance in series model and few more industrial applications with additional short questions (Chapter 4).
• Membrane cross-linking methods used in pervaporation, factors affecting pervaporation and few more applications (Chapter 9).
• Membrane distillation, membrane reactor with different modules, types of membranes and reactions for membrane reactor (Chapter 13).