Transport Properties of Polymeric Membranes

Transport Properties of Polymeric Membranes

1st Edition - November 13, 2017

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Runcy Wilson, Anil Kumar S, Soney George
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128098844
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098851

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Transport Properties of Polymeric Membranes is an edited collection of papers that covers, in depth, many of the recent technical research accomplishments in transport characteristics through polymers and their applications. Using the transport through polymer membranes method leads to high separation efficiency, low running costs, and simple operating procedures compared to conventional separation methods. This book provides grounding in fundamentals and applications to give you all the information you need on using this method. This book discusses the different types of polymer, their blends, composites, nanocomposites and their applications in the field of liquid, gas and vapor transport. Some topics of note include modern trends and applications of polymer nanocomposites in solvent, vapor and gas transport; fundamentals and measurement techniques for gas and vapor transport in polymers; and transport properties of hydrogels. This handpicked selection of topics, and the combined expertise of contributors from global industry, academia, government and private research organizations, make this book an outstanding reference for anyone involved in the field of polymer membranes.

Key Features

  • Presents current trends in the field of transport of liquid, gas and vapor through various polymeric systems
  • Features case studies focused on industrial applications of membrane technology, along with fundamentals of transport and materials
  • Helps readers quickly look up a particular technique to learn key points, capabilities and drawbacks


Material Scientists, Chemical Engineers, Process Engineers, Students

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Liquid Transport Through Polymers
    1. Introduction to liquid transport characteristics in various polymer, IPNs, Composites and nanocomposites systems 2. Modern trends and applications of solvent transport through various polymer and their nanocomposites
    3. General trends in the fabrication methods of polymer mebranes for barrier performances
    4. Fundamentals and measurement techniques for solvent transport in polymers.
    5. Liquid transport through Elastomers
    6. Liquid transport through Thermoplastics
    7. Liquid transport Through Thermosets
    8. Liquid transport through Polymer blends
    9. Liquid transport through IPNs
    10. Liquid transport through polymer composites
    11. Liquid transport through polymer nanocomposites
    12. Liquid-Liquid Separation through Polymeric
    13. Separation via pervaporation techniques through polymer membranes
    14. Membrane filtration techniques through polymer nanocomposites
    15. Liquid transport phenomena though membranes in bioprocessing
    16. Membrane distillation, pressure retarded osmosis and forward osmosis through polymer membranes

    Part 2: Gas Transport Through Polymers
    17. Introduction to gas transport characteristics in various polymers
    18. Modern trends and applications of gas transport through various polymers
    19. Fundamentals and measurement techniques for gas transport in polymers
    20. Theoretical aspects of gas transport in polymers
    21. Gas transport and barrier application in Elastomers
    22. Gas transport through thermoplastics
    23. Gas transport through thermosets
    24. Gas transport through polymer blends
    25. Gas transport through IPNs
    26. Activation entropy for diffusion of gases through Mixed Matrix Membranes
    27. Gas transport through polymer /clay nanocomposites
    28. Gas transport through polymer bionanocomposites
    29. Gas transport through polymer composites
    30. Application of gas transport properties in packaging applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 724
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: November 13, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128098844
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098851

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a renowned professor who is serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, a role which he has held since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Docteur Honoris Causa from University of Souther Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate honoris causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published more than 1000 publications, and more than 100 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Runcy Wilson

Dr. Wilson is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, St. Cyril’s College, Kerala, India. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He has written several publications in international journals and conference proceedings. He has also co-edited two books one titled “Transport Properties of Polymeric Membranes” and the other titled “Materials for Potential EMI Shielding Applications: Processing, Properties and Current Trends” published by Elsevier. He has also conducted research work at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Runcy has also almost two years of industrial experience as a junior scientist at the Corporate R&D Centre, HLL Lifecare Limited, a Government of India Enterprise, in the area of synthesis of green polymers. His current research interests include polymer nanocomposites for membrane applications, synthesis of biodegradable polymers for medical applications, and development of high quality EMI shielding material.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, St. Cyril’s College, Kerala, India.

Anil Kumar S

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry NSS Hindu College, Changnacherry, Kerala, India

Affiliations and Expertise

NSS Hindu College

Soney George

Soney George is Dean of Research and Director of the Center for Nanoscience and Technology at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kottayam, India. He has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented his findings at multiple conferences. He has edited and contributed to several books, and his research focuses on polymer nanocomposites, tribology of nanocomposites, membranes, and pervaporation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean Research and Director, Amal Jyothi Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Kerala, India

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