Chapter Five

Liquid – Membrane Filters

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


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 ...

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