Membrane Contactors: Fundamentals, Applications and Potentialities


  • Enrico Drioli, Institute on Membrane Technology, Rende (CS), Italy
  • A. Criscuoli, Institute on Membrane Technology, Rende (CS), Italy
  • E. Curcio, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials, University of Calabria, Rende (CS) Italy

Membrane Contactors: Fundamentals, Applications and Potentialities, Volume 11 covers new operations that could be efficiently used to improve the performance of a variety of industrial production cycles in applications ranging from biotechnology to agrofood. This book focuses on the basic "principles of work": required membrane materials and properties; major operating parameters; the importance of module configuration and design and; the performance of membrane contactors in specific processes. The authors’ dynamic approach to this subject makes Membrane Contactors: Fundamentals, Applications and Potentialities, Volume 11 the most comprehensive book currently available on all aspects related to the 'membrane contactor world.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52203-0

Table of Contents

Acid gases removal, Agro-food solutions, Air dehumidification, Air gap membrane distillation, Antoine's equation, Aroma compounds recovery, Artificial gills, Asymmetric membranes, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

Beverage market, Bicontinuous microemulsion membranes, Blood oxygenators, Bond number, Breakthrough pressure, Bubble point test,Bubble-free oxygenation

Cantor's equation, Capillary number, Carrier complex, Carrier solution, Carrier-charged membranes, Carrier-free membranes, Cellulose acetate, Chemical reaction, Clausius-Clapeyron's equation, Coefficient of variation,Commercial applications, Commercial modules, Complexation, Composite membranes, Concentration polarization, Concentration polarization coefficient, Contact angle, Continuous phase, Control of dissolved gases in liquids, Controlled release of liposomes, Copolymers, Crystal Size Distribution, Crystallization from solution, Crystallization kinetics

Damkohler number, Darcy's law, Debye-Hückel's theory, Decomplexation, Diffusion-induced phase separation, Direct contact membrane distillation, Dispersed phase, Distribution coefficient, Dittus-Boelter’s equation, Dusty Gas Model

Effectiveness factor, Enhancement factor, Enzymatic catalysis, Evaporative cooling, Extractive fermentation

Facilitated transport, Facilitation factor, Fanning's equation, Fick's laws, Fixed carrier membranes, Fouling

Gaseous streams treatments, Gas-liquid equilibrium, Gas-liquid systems, Gaussian distribution of fiber radii, Gaussian pore size distribution,Gibbs free energy, Good-van-Oss-Chaudhury method, Graetz number, Grafting, Grashof number

Hagen-Poiseuille's equation, Hatta number, Heat flux, Heat transfer coefficient, Henry's constant/coefficient, Hollow-fiber contained liquid membranes, Hydrophilic membrane, Hydrophobic membranes, Hydrophobic-hydrophilic composite membranes

Inorganic membranes, Integrated membrane systems, Interfacial polymerization, Interfacial tension

Karman-Kozeny's equation, Kelvin's equation,Knudsen number

Laplace's equation, Lévèque's equation, Lewis test cell, Liquid-liquid displacement, Liquid-liquid equilibrium, Liquid-liquid extractions, Liquid streams treatments

Margules equation, Mass transfer catalysis, Mass/molar Flux, Membrane characterization, Membrane crystallizers, Membrane distillation, Membrane distillation coefficient, Membrane emulsifiers, Membrane mass transfer coefficient, Membrane modification, Membrane modules, Membrane polymers, Mercury intrusion porosimetry, Metal ion extractions, Microencapsulated liquid membranes, Microporous-dense composite membranes, Modules layout

Nusselt number, Nylon

Olefin/paraffin separations, Osmotic distillation

Perporometry, Phase diagram, Phase inversion technique, Phase transfer catalysis, Plasma polymerization, Polycarbonate, Polyetheretherketone, Polyetherketone, Polyethersulfone, Polyimide, Polypropylene, Polysulfone, Polytetrafluoroethylene, Polyvinylidenefluoride, Pore size distribution, Prandtl number, Preparation methods, Pure/fresh water production

Reynolds number

Sauter diameter, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM),Schmidt number, Scrubbers, Shell side mass transfer coefficient, Sherwood number, Sintering, Sol-gel process, Sparkling water production, Stretching, Strippers, Supercritical fluids, Support reimpregnation, Supported liquid membranes, Surface modifying molecules, Surface tension, Surfactants, Sweeping gas membrane distillation, Symmetric membranes

Temperature polarization, Template leaching, Thermally-induced phase separation, Thermoporometry,Thiele modulus, Track-etching, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Tube side mass transfer coefficient

UNIQUAC equation

Vacuum membrane distillation, van Laar's equation, Variable distribution coefficient, VOCs removal

Wastewater treatments, Weber number, Wettability, Wilson's equation, Wilson-plot method

Young's equation