Most recent volume

Volume 15. Physicochemical Mechanics and Membranology

Published: 1st May 2020 Author: Nikolai Kocherginsky

The book offers a unified description of mass transport, including transmembrane transport both for chemical and biological membranes, and kinetics of chemical reactions.

The innovative description is based on a combination of classical mechanics and Einstein’s mobility of molecules in Brownian movement. It is simpler but more powerful than the traditional and rather formal linear thermodynamics approach. This book is the first ever to use modified ideas familiar from classical mechanics, such as energy and force per mol, for a systematic description of equilibrium and nonequilibrium physicochemical processes. The description combines three fundamental components: Einstein’s mobility for Brownian movement, the equation for chemical transport rates in fluids, and an equation for physico-chemical potential. In combination with Newton’s laws and Gibbs’ laws of equilibrium thermodynamics, these three fundamental components naturally lead to nearly all major mass transport equations. These equations are presented in a single unifying Table of Mass Transport and Equilibrium Laws.

Additional volumes

Volume 14. Inorganic Polymeric and Composite Membranes

Published: 19th May 2011 Editors: S. Ted Oyama Susan Stagg-Williams

Volume 13. Inorganic Membranes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Published: 13th March 2008 Editors: Reyes Mallada Miguel Menéndez

Volume 11. Membrane Contactors: Fundamentals, Applications and Potentialities

Published: 2nd December 2005 Authors: Enrico Drioli A. Criscuoli E. Curcio

Volume 10. Nano and Micro Engineered Membrane Technology

Published: 5th February 2004 Author: CJM van Rijn

Volume 9. Ion-Exchange Membrane Separation Processes

Published: 29th January 2004 Author: H Strathmann

Volume 8. New Insights into Membrane Science and Technology: Polymeric and Biofunctional Membranes

Published: 23rd May 2003 Editors: Dibakar Bhattacharyya Allan Butterfield

Volume 7. Planar Lipid Bilayers (BLM's) and Their Applications

Published: 27th February 2003 Authors: H.T. Tien † A. Ottova-Leitmannova

Volume 6. Recent Advances in Gas Separation by Microporous Ceramic Membranes

Published: 26th September 2000 Editor: N.K. Kanellopoulos

Volume 5. Membrane Biophysics: As Viewed from Experimental Bilayer Lipid Membranes

Published: 11th January 2000 Authors: H.T. Tien † A. Ottova-Leitmannova

Volume 4. Fundamentals of Inorganic Membrane Science and Technology

Published: 19th November 1996 Editors: A.J. Burggraaf L. Cot

Volume 3. Inorganic Membranes for Separation and Reaction

Published: 7th June 1996 Author: H.P. Hsieh

Volume 2. Membrane Separations Technology

Published: 17th January 1995 Editors: R.D. Noble S.A. Stern