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Membrane Technology and Engineering for Water Purification, 2nd Edition by Rajindar Singh

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Chapter 1

Introduction to Membrane Technology

Abstract

Since 1960, membrane technology has transformed from laboratory development to proven industrial applications. Continuing advances in development of new membranes with better thermal, chemical, and improved transport properties have led to many new possible applications. Membranes are used extensively for desalination, potable water production, treating industrial effluents, water reclamation, and reuse. Development of newer membrane modules and operating procedures in recent years has provided a key stimulus for the growth of the membrane industry such as submerged membrane filtration for treating municipal water. Besides water treatment, membranes are used in the manufacture of food ...

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