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Mass Transfer Processes: Modeling, Computations, and Design, First Edition by P. A. Ramachandran

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Chapter 22. Reactive Membranes and Facilitated Transport

Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Calculate the change in the transport rate of the solute due to a carrier present in the membranes.

  • Distinguish between the two common regimes in carrier transport: slow diffusion and fast diffusion asymptotes.

  • Derive expressions for the flux for these regimes and examine parametric effects.

  • Examine some complex examples of reactive membranes for transport of multiple solutes.

  • State some examples of applications of the reactive membranes.

This chapter analyzes the transport across a membrane containing a reacting species known as the carrier. The following reaction scheme is illustrative of many common cases:

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