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Functional Nanostructured Membranes

edited by Enrico Drioli, Enrica Fontananova and Lidietta Giorno

“This multiauthor book offers a complete and up-to-date presentation covering all the facets of advanced nanostructured materials for membrane applications. Molecular structures, fabrication techniques, and prospective applications in numerous domains of industry and society are consistently exposed and discussed. Clearly a reference for anyone who wants to tackle the scientific challenges and understand the tremendous perspectives of the materials revolution for separation applications.”

Prof. Eric Favre, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774796
  • Subject: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
  • Published: December 2018
  • Pages: 620

The membrane is considered the heart of every separation process because it is materialized as a nanostructured/nanofunctionalized thin barrier that controls the exchange between two phases, not only by external forces and under the effect of fluid properties, but also through the intrinsic characteristics of the membrane material itself. This book compiles cutting-edge research in membrane science, nanomaterials, and nanotechnologies, mainly from interdisciplinary research groups at the Institute on Membrane Technology, National Research Council (IMT-CNR), Italy, working on membrane design, membrane process engineering, and selected materials and practices for enhanced transport mass, charge, and energy. The topics covered in this book include the design of new nanostructured membranes with improved properties, together with the identification of efficient transport–property relationships. This book shares and strengthens the knowledge of making membrane technology a much more powerful and eco-friendly route that will enable one to provide prospectively new solutions and benefits for numerous fields of applications where traditional separation technologies suffer many deficiencies. It is a great reference for researchers and investigators; graduate, PhD, and postgraduate students; and end users interested in membrane science and technology, nanomaterials, eco-friendly separation, chemistry, biology, and process engineering.

Key Features:

  • Describes new materials and related combinations for revolutionary membrane performance
  • Explores breakthrough techniques for the fabrication of advanced membranes with a high level of structural order and chemical functionality
  • Elucidates the best practices to identify suitable structure–property relationships necessary to get high productivity–efficiency trade-offs in advanced distinctive membrane processes
  • Illustrates multidisciplinary research advances, including graphical pictures, compared to the traditional literature, and introduces neophytes to membrane science and technology, as well as experienced scientists to new nanostructured adjustable membranes conceived for exclusive separation tasks