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Basic Equations of Mass Transport Through a Membrane Layer - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128137222, 9780128137239

Basic Equations of Mass Transport Through a Membrane Layer

2nd Edition

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Author: Endre Nagy
Paperback ISBN: 9780128137222
eBook ISBN: 9780128137239
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 8th November 2018
Page Count: 594
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Basic Equations of Mass Transport Through a Membrane Layer, Second Edition, has been fully updated to deliver the latest research in the field. This volume covers the essentials of compound separation, product removal, concentration, and production in the chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries. It outlines the various membrane processes and their applications, offering a detailed mathematical description of mass transport and defining basic mass transport and concentration distribution expressions. Additionally, this book discusses the process parameters and application of the expressions developed for a variety of industrial applications. Comprehensive explanations of convective/diffusive mass transport are provided, both with and without polarization layers, that help predict and process performance and facilitate improvements to operation conditions and efficiency.

Basic Equations of Mass Transport Through a Membrane Layer is an ideal resource for engineers and technologists in the chemical, biochemical, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as researchers, professors, and students in these areas at both an undergraduate and graduate level.



Key Features

    • Cites and analyzes mass transport equations developed for different membrane processes.
    • Examines the effect of biochemical/chemical reactions in the presence of convective and diffusive flows in plane and cylindrical spaces.
    • Defines the mass transfer rate for first- and zero-order reactions and analytical approaches are given for other-order reactions in closed mathematical forms.
    • Analyzes the simultaneous convective and diffusive transports with same or different directions.


    Engineers, technologists, technical developing engineers in the biochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industry; professors, teachers at technical universities and high school teachers as well as researchers in Institutes and industries; University and high school students

    Table of Contents

    1. Membrane Materials, Characterization, and Transport Properties
    2. Membrane Materials, Structures, and Modules
    3. Mass Transport Through a Membrane Layer
    4. Molecular Diffusion
    5. Diffusion Through a Plane Membrane Layer
    6. Diffusion Accompanied by Chemical Reaction Through a Plane Sheet
    7. Diffusive Plus Convective Mass Transport Through a Plane Membrane Layer
    8. Diffusive Plus Convective Mass Transport With Chemical Reaction Through a Plane Membrane Layer
    9. Diffusion in a Cylindrical Membrane Layer
    10. Mass Transport in the Presence of a Fouling Layer
    11. Membrane Contactors
    12. Transport of Fluid Phase in a Capillary Membrane
    13. Membrane Reactor
    14. Membrane Bioreactor
    15. Nanofiltration
    16. Pervaporation
    17. Forward Osmosis
    18. Membrane Gas Separation
    19. Membrane Distillation
    20. Reverse Osmosis
    21. Pressure-Retarded Osmosis (PRO) Process
    22. In Conclusion


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    About the Author

    Endre Nagy

    Endre Nagy is Scientific Adviser at the Research Institute of Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering, University of Pannonia, Hungary. His key research areas are membranes and membranes kinetics, and catalysis and biocatalysis related to the design of biocatalytic membrane systems. Emeritus Professor Nagy has contributed to almost 260 publications, 170 lectures at international conferences, and four patents.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Research Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Pannonia, Hungary

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