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Membrane Technology: in the Chemical Industry

Membrane Technology: in the Chemical Industry

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

ISBN: 978-3-527-60038-0

Oct 2001

316 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

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.
PART I: MEMBRANES FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Introduction
Membrane Market
Membrane Preparation
Today Available Membranes for Liquid Separation
Surface Modification of Membranes
Gas Separation with Membranes
References.
PART II: CURRENT APPLICATIONS AND PERSPECTIVES
The Separation of Organic Vapors from Gas Streams by Means of Membranes
Gas Separation in the Chemical Industry
State-of-art of Pervaporation Processes in the Chemical Industry
Nanofiltration in the Chemical Industry
Membrane Reactors
Electromembrane Processes
Membrane Technology in the Chemical Industry: Future Directions
"a welcome addition" (Chemistry & Industry, 15 April 2002)

"...outlines several applications of membranes in industry..." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)