1. Introduction to Membranes
2. pH Responsive Membranes
3. Temperature Responsive Membranes
4. Photo Responsive Membranes
5. Biologically Responsive Membranes
6. Electric Field Responsive Membranes
7. Magnetic Field Responsive Membranes
8. Ultrasound Responsive Membranes
Stimuli Responsive Polymeric Membranes: Smart Polymeric Membranes explains the fundamentals and advances in topics relating to the field of membrane science. It elaborately explains concepts relating to stimuli responsive membranes, with special importance given down to minute details. Material selection, preparation, characterization and applications of various stimuli responsive membranes are extensively addressed, and their relevance (including examples) is included.
The book covers history and development, merits and demerits, mechanisms of transport and fouling, applicability of membranes to various diverse areas, and preparation and characterization techniques of membranes. Next, the concept of fouling and its remedial actions is discussed. Finally, promising fields of research in the membrane science and future perspectives of membrane science field are explored.
- Provides basic and advanced knowledge of smart membranes, considering their morphological, physicochemical and separation characteristics
- Written in a clear and lucid style, keeping a diverse audience in mind
- Based on the state-of-art research of the authors
Senior undergraduate and graduate students and industry professionals, researchers and academicians in chemical engineering working in membrane science
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- 7th September 2018
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Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG). Prior to joining as faculty in IITG (2004), he has received his PhD and M. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) after completing his B. Tech and B. Sc (Hons) in Chemistry from University of Calcutta. He has received the Research Award in Chemical Engineering from IIChE (2007), BOYSCAST Fellow award (2009-10) from the DST, Young Engineers Award in the field of Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Engineers (India, 2009), Young Scientist Medal award from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA, 2009). His current research activities are focused in the field of membrane technology, covering both fundamental and applied research. He has more than 18 years of experience in academics and research and published more than 150 papers in international scientific journals. He wrote three reference books and is the editor of one more book.
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Guwahati, Assam, India
Dr. Manish Kumar Sinha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar (PDPU), India. Before joining PDPU, he has received his PhD and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati after completing his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India. His research work is dedicated to synthesis of stimuli responsive material and use these synthesized material for the modification of polymeric membranes. He has also studied on fouling tendency as well as different mitigation techniques to reduce the fouling of polymeric membranes and developed mathematical modeling of fouling. He is also working on water purification using hybrid technique of membrane filtration with electro-coagulation. He has published 11 research papers in international scientific journals like Journal of membrane Science, Desalination, RSC advances etc.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar (PDPU), India
Piyal Mondal is a doctoral research scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India. His research focuses on green synthesis of metal nanoparticles for real life applications.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Asaam, India
Dr. Randeep Singh received his Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Trichy, Tamilnadu. Presently he is in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. His research work is dedicated to the preparation various membranes and mathematical analysis of the transport phenomena in membrane separation processes including wastewater treatment, fruit juice clarification, protein separation, value added product separation from biogenic source etc. He is also working on fabrication of different membrane modules for environmental separation. He has authored two books.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India