Nanocomposite Membrane Technology: Fundamentals and Applications

P.K. Tewari

July 26, 2017 by CRC Press
ISBN 9781138749122 - CAT# K32716

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  • Describes different membrane types, membrane technologies, transport mechanisms, membrane preparation techniques, and configurations
  • Analyzes the host-matrix embedding routes of nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanofibers, and nanoplates
  • Outlines phase inversion, sol–gel, and in situ/interfacial polymerization processing methods
  • Covers membrane morphology characterization and performance evaluation
  • Explores the potential of nanoembedded membranes to decrease energy consumption in conventional water treatment operations
  • Identifies desirable gas separation membrane characteristics and compares various gas separation mechanisms
  • Details dense and porous membrane synthesis procedures and presents permeation models for mixed matrix membranes
  • Highlights current research into the development of nanomaterials for use in drug delivery and other biomedical applications
  • Confronts the key challenges associated with integrated nano-based membrane systems, including the availability of nanomaterials


Nanocomposite Membrane Technology: Fundamentals and Applications is the first book to deliver an extensive exploration of nanocomposite membrane technology. This groundbreaking text offers an eloquent introduction to the field as well as a comprehensive overview of fundamental aspects and application areas. Approaching the subject from the materials point of view, this book:

  • Discusses the history, synthesis, and characterization of nanocomposite membranes
  • Examines water treatment, gas separation, and biomedical applications
  • Addresses health, environmental, safety, and societal implications
  • Considers processing challenges, including scalability issues
  • Provides case studies of real-world implementations

Nanocomposite Membrane Technology: Fundamentals and Applications covers each topic with enough clarity and detail to be a valuable source of information for beginners and experts alike. Thus, this book is the guide of choice for scientists and engineers in both industry and academia.


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