Membrane Processes for Sustainable Growth


Alfredo Cassano (Editor)
Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council, University of Calabria, Italy

Series: Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology
BISAC: TEC009010

This book examines membrane technologies for sustainable development, through a careful analysis of the technical aspects and possible fields of industrial development. Membrane processes are today largely considered consolidated processes able to assure energy savings, environmental protection as well as sustainable industrial growth. Various applications of membranes are described in this book. Its purpose, in fact, is to cover information concerning sustainable growth related to membrane processes. In particular, the book covers the following arguments: separation of gaseous mixtures, chemical reactions in inorganic membrane reactors and bioreactors, polymeric membrane reactors, membrane contactors, pervaporation and vapour permeation, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis and food packaging.

This book is addressed to postgraduate students and researchers in the field of chemical and biochemical engineering, and is aimed at providing the reader with tools for the analysis of existing membrane technologies for the sustainable development and, possibly, the design of new ones. Furthermore, the book may be recommended as a supplementary textbook for higher-level undergraduate courses, and may be of interest for both chemical and chemical engineer researchers who want to get a deeper insight into the newest membrane technologies for sustainable development. It must be considered an advanced textbook designed primarily to meet the demands of a course taught to both undergraduate students as well as postgraduate students (both M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels) in Chemical Engineering and Chemical Processes. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Polymeric Membranes for Sustainable Gas Separation
(Angelo Basile and Annarosa Gugliuzza, Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Italy)

Chapter 2. Membrane Contactor Technology: Fundamentals, Interfaces and Prospects
(Annarosa Gugliuzza and Angelo Basile, Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Italy)

Chapter 3. Pervaporation as Sustainable Process
(Alberto Figoli, Pieter Vandezande, Francesco Galiano and Sina Zereshki, Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Italy and others)

Chapter 4. Membranes for Sustainable Food Packaging
(Alberto Figoli and Silvia Simone, Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Italy)

Chapter 5. Membrane and Membrane Reactors for Sustainable Growth
(Angelo Basile, Sudip Chakraborty and Adolfo Iulianelli, Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Italy)

Chapter 6. Pressure-driven Membrane Applications: Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration
(Alfredo Cassano and Carmela Conidi, Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Italy)

Chapter 7. Application of Membrane Technology for the Development of Sustainable Biotechnology Processes
(Faisal I. Hai and Oskar Modin, Strategic Water Infrastructure Laboratory, University of Wollongong, Australia, and others)

Chapter 8. Pressure-driven Membrane Applications: Nanofiltration
(Bart Van der Bruggen and Yang Zhang, KU Leuven, Department of Chemical Engineering, Belgium)

Chapter 9. High Temperature Performance Polymer Electrolyte Membranes
(Suwabun Chirachanchai, Autchara Pangon and Chatchai Jarumaneeroj, The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)

Chapter 10. Advances in Reverse Osmosis Technology for the Processing of Fruit Juices
(Navin K. Rastogi and K.S.M.S. Raghavarao, Department of Food Engineering, Central Food Technological Research Institute, India)


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