Description

Inorganic, Polymeric and Composite Membranes:   Structure-Function and Other Correlations covers the latest technical advances in topics such as structure-function relationships for polymeric, inorganic, and composite membranes.  Leading scientists provide in depth reviews and disseminate cutting-edge research results  on correlations but also discuss new materials, characterization, modelling, computational simulation, process concepts, and spectroscopy.

Key Features

  • Unified by fundamental general correlations theme
  • Many graphical examples
  • Covers all major membrane types
  • Readership

    Researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners working in membrane materials and separation. The level of the book is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

    Table of Contents

    Dedication

    Contributors

    Preface

    Chapter 1 Correlations

    Introduction

    Scientific laws and correlations

    Important properties in membrane science

    Examples of correlations in the membrane separation field

    Summary

    Chapter 2 Review of Silica Membranes for Hydrogen Separation Prepared by Chemical Vapor Deposition

    Introduction

    Silica Membranes Supported on Vycor Glass

    Silica Membranes Supported on Alumina

    Conclusions

    Chapter 3 Amorphous Silica Membranes for H2 Separation Prepared by Chemical Vapor Deposition on Hollow Fiber Supports

    Introduction

    Experimental

    Results and discussion

    Conclusions

    Chapter 4 Ab Initio Studies of Silica-Based Membranes

    Introduction

    Previous theoretical studies on dense silica-based membranes

    Method of calculation

    Results and discussion

    Conclusions

    Chapter 5 Review of CO2/CH4 Separation Membranes

    Introduction

    Discussion

    Overall results

    Conclusions

    Chapter 6 Gas Permeation Properties of Helium, Hydrogen, and Polar Molecules Through Microporous Silica Membranes at High Temperatures

    Introduction

    Experimental

    Results and discussion

    Conclusions

    Chapter 7 Correlation Between Pyrolysis Atmosphere and Carbon Molecular Sieve Membrane Performance Properties

    Introduction

    Theory and background

    Experimental

    Results and discussion

    Conclusion

    Chapter 8 Review on Prospects for Energy Saving in Distillation Process with Microporous Membranes

    Introduction

    Potential of membrane separation technology for large-scale reduction in energy consumption

    Why zeolite membranes are promising

    Synthesis technique of zeolite membranes

    De-watering technology using zeolite memb

    Details

    No. of pages:
    394
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2011
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier
    Print ISBN:
    9780444537287
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780444537294

    About the editors

    S. Ted Oyama

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Fred W. Bull Professor of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA