This book provides comprehensive coverage of membrane separation processes with emphasis on applications of and new developments in existing processes (ultrafiltration, microfiltration, reverse osmosis and electrodialysis) and a detailed treatment of new technologies currently being developed (pervaporation, membrane distillation, coupled transport, liquid membranes and membrane reactors).
Introduction to industrial membrane processes. An Overview of the application of synthetic membrane processes. Membrane equipment and plant design. Mass transport and the design of membrane systems. Applications in gas and vapour phase separations. Applications of crossflow membrane processes. Ion-exchange and charge-driven processes. Liquid membranes. Membrane reactors. References. Index.