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Membrane Technology: in the Chemical Industry, 2nd, Revised and Enlarged Edition

Membrane Technology: in the Chemical Industry, 2nd, Revised and Enlarged Edition

Suzana Pereira Nunes (Editor), Klaus-Viktor Peinemann (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60859-1 December 2006 354 Pages




Membrane Technology - a clean and energy saving alternative to traditional/conventional processes.

Developed from a useful laboratory technique to a commercial separation technology, today it has widespread and rapidly expanding use in the chemical industry. It has established applications in areas such as hydrogen separation and recovery of organic vapors from process gas streams, and selective transport of organic solvents, and it is opening new perspectives for catalytic conversion in membrane reactors. Membrane technology provides a unique solution for industrial waste treatment and for controlled production of valuable chemicals.

This book outlines several established applications of membranes in the chemical industry, reviews the available membranes and membrane processes for the field, and discusses the huge potential of this technology in chemical processes.

Each chapter has been written by an international leading expert with extensive industrial experience in the field.
Membrane Market
Membrane Preparation
Presently Available Membranes for Liquid Separation
Surface Modification of Membranes
Membranes for Fuel Cells
Gas Separation with Membranes

The Separation of Organic Vapors from Gas Streams by Means of Membranes
Gas Separation Membrane Application
State-of-art of Pervaporation Processes in the Chemical Industry
Organic Solvent Nanofiltration
Industrial Membrane Reactors
Electromembrane Processes
Membrane Technology in the Chemical Industry: Future Directions

part I: new chapter 6 on fuel cell memebranes
partII: new chapter 4 on organic solvent nanofiltration
'Several of my students have also reviewed the book and commented on the value they see that it provides in showing the considerable extent that membranes have managed to invade diverse application areas. Therefore, when all is said and done, the question of whether I would recommend buying the book gets a strong YES as an answer.' Professor William Koros, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, for Journal of Membrane Science, Elsevier

" updated and practice-oriented overview of membrane processes adressed to process engineers, material scientists and to environmental specialists working in the chemical industry."
Environmental Engineering and Management Journal