Chapter Five

Liquid – Membrane Filters

Aloke Kumar Ghoshal,  and Prabirkumar Saha     Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India

Abstract

This chapter introduces the basic concept of liquid membrane (LM) technology; theoretical background on the transport of a solute through LM; the underlying mechanisms of transport like passive and active transports; types of transport of solute like cationic, anionic, neutral and switchable transport; various types of LM configurations like bulk liquid membrane, emulsion liquid membrane and supported liquid membrane with merits and demerits of each configurations; types and role of carriers and solvents; selection of carrier and solvent; applicability potential ...

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