Fundamental membrane processes, science and engineering

V. Calabrò,     University of Calabria, Italy

A. Basile,     Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council, ITM-CNR Italy


In this chapter a brief overview of membrane processes is presented, where the most significant parameters and processes have been pointed out, including descriptions of the industrial applications of membrane processes, membrane configurations and membrane operations.

Key words

membrane processes


membrane configurations and separation

membrane performance


membrane reactors

1.1 Introduction

Membrane operation or membrane processes may be regarded as a unit operation in chemical engineering. They ...

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