The Phenomenological Characterization of DP-1 Membranes

  • Lynn E. Applegate
  • C. Richard Antonson


During the past few years, great interest and active research have been directed to desalination of brackish water and seawater via reverse osmosis. Until recently cellulose acetate membranes were the only practical desalinating membranes developed; however, with the discovery of permselective, aromatic, nitrogen-containing polymeric membranes by Richter and Hoehn[1], a whole new class of practical reverse osmotic membranes is available. These new membranes are superior to cellulose acetate membranes with respect to their permeation characteristics and polymer properties.


Apply Pressure Transport Coefficient Volume Flux Cellulose Acetate Membrane Salt Flux 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynn E. Applegate
    • 1
  • C. Richard Antonson
    • 1
  1. 1.Organic Chemicals Dept., Jackson LaboratoryE. I. du Pont de Nemours & CompanyWilmingtonUSA

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