Influence of Processing Variables on the Transport Properties of Celluose Acetate Membranes. Ultimate Elongation, Birefringence, and Transport Characteristics

  • Eberhard A. Meinecke
  • Devendra V. Mehta


Two approaches are being taken to improve the desalination characteristics of cellulose acetate (CA) membranes: the first involves the improvement of present membrane formulations [1], and the other, the development of tubular membranes [1,2]. The tubular approach shows a strong potential for commercialization, mainly because the tubular geometry offers large surface area per unit volume. The surface area available for desalination can be further increased by the use of small diameter hollow fibers, since a large number of these can be packed per unit volume.


Cellulose Acetate Membrane Transport Reverse Osmosis Master Curve Membrane Thickness 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eberhard A. Meinecke
    • 1
  • Devendra V. Mehta
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Polymer ScienceThe University of AkronAkronUSA
  2. 2.Miles LaboratoriesAmes Company DivisionElkhartUSA

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