Communicating with Responsive Intelligent Membranes
At present, membrane technology is being applied in a wide range of industries from food and chemical processing to biotechnology and waste management. The current (1995) global market has been estimated1 to be in excess of US$6–9 billion; of which 30% is attributed to membrane materials alone. These traditional membrane products are quite sophisticated. For example, polysulfone asymmetric membranes2 have a dense thin skin side that is supported by a more porous open structure; thus high selectivity can be achieved without sacrificing high flux.
KeywordsMembrane Material Manganese Dioxide Receiver Side Selectivity Factor Source Solution
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