Polymer-Based Membranes


Polymer-Based Membranes

Ashok Shrishail Maraddi and S.K. Nataraj

Membrane science and technology is increasingly playing an important role in maintaining environmental health. Polymer based membranes in particular show great potential in removing environmentally hazardous pollutants from the wastewater. Membrane technology has also been widely used for ground, surface and seawater desalination which is serving the humanity by providing high quality drinking water. Polymeric membranes have been categorized based on their pore size and their distribution which make them tailor made and innovative separation media namely, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, microfiltration and forward osmosis. All these membrane process require high performing membranes as separation media. This chapter give detailed account of membrane preparation techniques, membrane modules and their applications in different fields. Further, the ideas covered in this chapter are fundamental to all membrane processes. Transport processes, membrane preparation, and flow separation effects are just few of the topics that have been studied.

Membrane Technology, Polymer Membrane, Advanced Membranes, Functional Polymer

Published online 2/5/2022, 42 pages

Citation: Ashok Shrishail Maraddi and S.K. Nataraj, Polymer-Based Membranes, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 120, pp 1-42, 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644901816-1

Part of the book on Advanced Functional Membranes

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