Thermodynamic Treatment of Membrane Transport

  • A. Katchalsky


The advances which have been made in the synthesis of polymeric films have led to the development of several industrial processes based on transport through selective membranes. Desalination techniques based on electro-dialysis and on reverse osmosis, and methods for the isolation of valuable substances from gaseous or liquid mixtures by filtration across suitable films, are well-known examples. The versatility of the new membranes also permits extensive experimental and theoretical studies of the physico-chemical characteristics of transport across simple and complex layers.


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  • A. Katchalsky
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  1. 1.Polymer DepartmentWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovothIsrael

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