Reverse Osmosis Membrane Research

Based on the symposium on “Polymers for Desalination” held at the 162nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C., September 1971

  • H. K. Lonsdale
  • H. E. Podall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. H. K. Lonsdale, H. E. Podall
      Pages 1-14
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
  4. Cellulosic Membranes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. W. M. King, D. L. Hoernschemeyer, C. W. Saltonstall Jr.
      Pages 131-161
    3. D. L. Hoernschemeyer, R. W. Lawrence, C. W. Saltonstall Jr., O. S. Schaeffler
      Pages 163-175
    4. John L. Richardson, Gilbert Segovia, Wilfred H. Bachle, H. Andre Parker-Jones
      Pages 205-240
  5. Non-Cellulosic Membranes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Lynn E. Applegate, C. Richard Antonson
      Pages 243-252
    3. Anthony B. LaConti, Paul J. Chludzinski, Arnold P. Fickett
      Pages 263-284
    4. Frank S. Model, Leonard A. Lee
      Pages 285-297
    5. G. Lopatin, H. A. Newey
      Pages 317-327
  6. Hollow Fibers and Small Tubes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Mark E. Cohen, Michael A. Grable, Billy M. Riggleman
      Pages 331-340
  7. Composite Membranes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. L. T. Rozelle, J. E. Cadotte, A. J. Senechal, W. L. King, B. R. Nelson
      Pages 419-435
    3. S. Krishnamurthy, D. McIntyre
      Pages 457-473
    4. Bernard Baum, R. A. White, W. H. Holley Jr.
      Pages 475-490
  8. Summary and Future Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 491-491
    2. W. S. Gillam
      Pages 493-500
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 501-503

About this book


Th i s book had its orl gl n in the sympos i urn on "Polymers for Desalination" sponsored by the Division of Polymer Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and held in September, 1971 in Wash­ ington D. C. at the 162nd national meeting of the Society. However, the book is not simply the proceedings of that symposium. A num­ ber of additional papers were contributed by other workers in the field, and the original papers presented at the symposium have, for the most part, been expanded. The book thus represents a broad cross section of membrane research and development activities in the United States and abroad within the field of reverse osmosis. The purposes of the book are to bring attention to important new developments in this field, to suggest what the next generation of reverse osmosis equipment may look like, and to indicate where fur­ ther research and development are needed. The vast majority of the papers collected here represent work supported by the Office of Saline Water of the United States Department of the Interior, and the emphasis here is clearly on the application of the reverse os­ mosis process to water purification. However, many of the concepts, methods, and conclusions are expected to be useful in other areas of membrane science and technology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. K. Lonsdale
    • 1
  • H. E. Podall
    • 2
  1. 1.Alza ResearchPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Office of Saline WaterU.S. Department of the InteriorUSA

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