Chapter 3.1. Overview of “Green” Separation Processes

  1. Professor Dr. Carlos A. M. Afonso2 and
  2. Professor Dr. João G. Crespo3
  1. Richard D. Noble

Published Online: 9 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606602.ch3a

Green Separation Processes: Fundamentals and Applications

Green Separation Processes: Fundamentals and Applications

How to Cite

Noble, R. D. (2005) Overview of “Green” Separation Processes, in Green Separation Processes: Fundamentals and Applications (eds C. A. M. Afonso and J. G. Crespo), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606602.ch3a

Editor Information

  1. 2

    CQFM, Department of Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal

  2. 3

    REQUIMTE/CQFB, Department of Chemistry, FCT/Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

Author Information

  1. University of Colorado, Chemical & Biological Engineering Dept., Boulder, CO 80309, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 25 MAY 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309856

Online ISBN: 9783527606603

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Keywords:

  • green separation processes;
  • pollution sources;
  • environmental separations;
  • historical perspective on environmental pollution;
  • separation mechanisms;
  • equilibrium processes;
  • rate processes;
  • separating agents

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Pollution Sources

  • Environmental Separations

  • Historical Perspective on Environmental Pollution

  • Unit Operations

  • Separation Mechanisms

  • Equilibrium Processes

  • Rate Processes

  • Countercurrent Operation

  • Productivity and Selectivity

    • Equilibrium Processes

    • Rate Processes

    • Membrane Separation

  • Separating Agents

  • Selection of a Separation Process

  • A Unified View of Separations