By Richard W. Baker
Membrane know-how and functions is the main authoritative evaluate on hand at the present time of separation membranes, their theoretical underpinnings, manufacture and use. This moment version has been totally revised and multiplied to supply entire, up to date insurance of the newest advancements within the box.
the 1st 4 chapters hide the fundamentals of membrane technological know-how, together with shipping thought, membrane and module training, and focus polarization. This fabric is gifted with a readability that are meant to make it without problems available to the newbie, but is satisfactorily thorough to be a useful refresher for the skilled membranologist.
Thereafter every one significant membrane program, together with opposite osmosis, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, gasoline separation, pervaporation, and electrodialysis, is taken care of in its personal bankruptcy. issues coated comprise membrane fabrics, method layout, technical and fiscal comparability with different separations applied sciences, and integration with different plant operations. Emphasis all through is on commercial perform, and various tables current genuine lifestyles functionality info and working parameters which are seldom to be had within the open literature.
Many adjustments were made for the recent variation, in particular within the opposite osmosis, microfiltration and gasoline separation chapters, to mirror know-how advances and rising functions which are now coming online. moreover, there's new insurance of the separation of natural liquid combinations through hyperfiltration, and a fuller and extra specified therapy of nanofiltration. New functions of microfiltration in municipal water therapy also are mentioned. within the fuel separations zone, the part on common gasoline processing has been enlarged, as has the dialogue of hydrogen separation in refineries. the ultimate bankruptcy accommodates advances in membrane contactors, resembling these used on off-shore oil systems, in addition to new advancements in membrane reactors.
The e-book includes a wealth of easy, line drawings, graphs and circulate diagrams to reinforce the textual content and toughen key innovations, in addition to many images of membrane structures in motion which supply the reader with a feeling of scale. an additional characteristic of the second one variation is the much-expanded appendix, including 19 tables of conversion elements, actual constants and different reference fabric that might be a useful time-saver for plant engineers, researchers and scholars.
As refreshingly forthright and readable as ever, this moment version of Membrane know-how and purposes would be the advisor of selection for any engineer, no matter if a pupil tentatively coming near near the topic for the 1st time, or a pro professional looking an all-inclusive instruction manual.