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  • W. S. Winston Ho
  • Kamalesh K. Sirkar
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Abstract

Membranes are primarily used for separation, and membrane processes are generally separation processes. Over the last 30 years, such processes have been widely adopted by different industries. Large-scale commercial uses of membrane separations have displaced conventional separation processes. More are expected in the future. Membrane separation processes are often more capital and energy efficient when compared with conventional separation processes. Membrane devices and systems are almost always compact and modular. In addition, membrane processes can sometimes achieve totally novel results. Membrane processes treated in this handbook are, therefore, important from current use and future development points of view.

Keywords

Zinc Permeability Filtration Convection Phenol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. S. Winston Ho
    • 1
  • Kamalesh K. Sirkar
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Exxon Research and Engineering CompanyUSA
  2. 2.Stevens Institute of TechnologyUSA
  3. 3.New Jersey Institute of TechnologyUSA

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