Membrane Separation and Transport
Published Online: 27 SEP 2013
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Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology
How to Cite
Hoek, E. M. V., Pendergast, M. M. and Tarabara, V. V. 2013. Introduction. Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology. 1–8.
- Published Online: 27 SEP 2013
The field of synthetic membranes is rich and continually offers challenges in basic scientific research. At the same time, technology and applications of membranes are growing in such areas as gas separations, energy generation, water purification, biotechnology, and many others to hold exciting prospects in coming years. This encyclopedia serves as a comprehensive reference on membrane science and technology, covering all aspects at both fundamental and practical levels. This introductory article provides fundamental definitions of physical membrane separations and lays out the historic, scientific, and technological advances that have enabled this field.