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Membrane Technology and Applications by Richard W. Baker

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Membrane Technology and Applications by Richard W. Baker

Membrane Technology and Applications by Richard W. Baker
Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (May 28, 2004) | ISBN: 0470854456 | Pages: 552 | PDF | 4.17 MB

Membrane Technology and Applications is the most authoritative overview available today of separation membranes, their theoretical underpinnings, manufacture and use. This second edition has been fully revised and expanded to provide comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest developments in the field. The first four chapters cover the basics of membrane science, including transport theory, membrane and module preparation, and concentration polarization. This material is presented with a clarity that should make it readily accessible to the beginner, yet is sufficiently thorough to be a valuable refresher for the experienced membranologist. Thereafter each major membrane application, including reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, gas separation, pervaporation, and electrodialysis, is treated in its own chapter. Topics covered include membrane materials, process design, technical and economic comparison with other separations technologies, and integration with other plant operations. Emphasis throughout is on industrial practice, and numerous tables present real life performance data and operating parameters that are seldom available in the open literature.