Effective Industrial Membrane Processes: Benefits and Opportunities

  • M. K. Turner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Economic Assessment of Membrane Processes

  3. Mass Transfer and Cleaning I

  4. Mass Transfer and Cleaning II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. J. A. Howell, S. M. Finnigan
      Pages 49-60
    3. Stephen N Cross
      Pages 61-90
  5. Waste Water Treatment I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. R. G. Brown, M. H. Crowe, D. J. Hebditch, R. N. Newman, K. L. Smith
      Pages 103-113
  6. Waste Water Treatment II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. S. B. Tuckwell, B. A. Carroll, J. B. Joseph
      Pages 129-141
    3. B. Weber, F. Holz
      Pages 143-154
  7. Applications in the Food Beverages Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Munir Cheryan
      Pages 157-180
    3. John L. Short, Robert Skelton
      Pages 181-189
  8. Applications in the Food and Beverages Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197

About this book

Introduction

The aim of the Technical Advisory Committee, in planning the c~:>Dtent of this meeting, was to illustrate the range of separation processes in which the use of membranes was practical and effective at an industrial scale. As Professor Strathmann reveals, the market for process equipment built around membranes is now worth about $5x1(f annually, and it seemed important to review this technology, and to point the direction of future technical advances. All but the most critical reader should find some items of interest. The Committee would admit to not fulftlling all of thier aims, although those delegates who attended the meeting in Edinburgh judged it a success. In the event it provided representative examples of processes from the food and beverage industry, from water treatment, and from the chemical industry, of which the removal of alcohol from fermented beverages, shipboard desalination and solvent recovery are three. The major uses of charged membranes and sterile processes are not covered, nor 9 is the largest market, $1.2x10 annually, for artificial kidney dialysis. However, it is interesting to see artificial kidney now finding an alternative use as a reactor for the production of monoclonal antibodies. We are also reminded by Professor Michel of the importance and efficiency of natural membranes in the kidney under conditions where fouling is crucial to their performance and enhances their selectivity.

Keywords

biotechnology chemistry development filtration polymer protein transport ultrafiltration

Editors and affiliations

  • M. K. Turner
    • 1
  1. 1.The Advanced Centre for Biochemical EngineeringUniversity College LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-3682-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85166-723-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3682-2
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