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Membrane Processes in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutics

Membrane processes are increasingly used in pharmaceutical and biochemical engineering and biotechnology for concentration and purification, synthesis of molecules and drug delivery systems, and support for biochemical reactions. This book provides a state-of-the art overview of the classical membrane processes used in pharmaceutical and biochemical engineering and biotechnology, such as ultrafiltration, microfiltration, virus filtration, membrane chromatography, membrane emulsification, liquid membranes and membrane bioreactors. It describes the general rules (principles, choice of configurations, membranes, parameters, etc.), recent developments (fouling control, increase permeate flux and selectivity, etc.), applications, and theoretical descriptions. Further, it presents emerging processes such as solvent resistant nanofiltration and membrane crystallization.

Primary Market:
Scientists having an interest in membrane processes in pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and chemical engineering. PhD students pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and chemical engineering. Scientific libraries.

Secondary Market:
Membrane companies, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.

Hardbound, 350 Pages

Published: January 2012

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-56334-7


  • Preface
    Chapter 1: Principles on Membrane and Membrane Processes
    Chapter 2: Ultrafiltration
    Chapter 3: Microfiltration
    Chapter 4: Virus Filtration
    Chapter 5: Membrane Chromatography
    Chapter 6: Membranes for the Preparation of Emulsions and Particles
    Chapter 7: Other Membrane Processes
    Chapter 8: Some Perspectives


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