After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Classify liquid membrane separation processes based on the pore size.
Understand the concepts of osmosis and reverse osmosis.
Model the transport of solvent and solute species across a semi-permeable membrane.
Examine the concentration polarization effect on the transport rate.
Develop a simplified model for design of a reverse osmosis system.
Understand forward osmosis separation and its application.
Calculate the extent of separation in a pervaporation process.
Separation of liquid mixtures using membranes finds application in many areas. An important application is in wastewater treatment and providing drinking water using desalination. ...