1st Edition

Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactors Module Fabrication, Design and Operation, and Potential Applications

    324 Pages 203 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    324 Pages 203 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book on hollow fiber contractors presents an up-to-date compilation of the latest developments and milestones in this membrane technology. Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactors: Module Fabrication, Design and Operation, and Potential Applications provides a comprehensive discussion of hollow fiber membrane applications (including a few case studies) in biotechnology, chemical, food, and nuclear engineering.

    The chapters in this book have been classified using the following, based on different ways of contacting fluids with each other: Gas-liquid contacting; Liquid-liquid contacting; Supported liquid membrane; Supported gas membrane; Fluid-fluid contacting.

    Other features include:

    • Discusses using non-dispersive solvent extraction, hollow fiber strip dispersion, hollow fiber supported liquid membranes and role of process intensification in integrated use of these processes
    • Provides technical and economic perspectives with several case studies related to specific scenarios
    • Demonstrates module fabrication, design, operation and maintenance of hollow fiber contactors for different applications and performance
    • Presents discussion on newer concepts like membrane emulsification, membrane nanoprecipitation, membrane crystallization and membrane condenser
    • Special focus on emerging areas such as the use of hollow fiber contactor in back end of nuclear fuel cycle, membrane distillation, dehumidification of air and gas absorption and stripping
    • Discusses theoretical analysis including computational modeling of different hollow fiber membrane processes, and presents emphasis on newly developed area of hollow fiber membrane based analytical techniques
    • Presents discussion on upcoming area dealing with hollow fiber contactors-based technology in fermentation and enzymatic transformation and in chiral separations

    This book is equally suited for newcomers to the field, as well as for engineers and scientists that have basic knowledge in this field but are interested in obtaining more information about specific future applications.

    PART I Introductory Chapters

    Chapter 1 Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactors: Introduction and Perspectives

    Anil K. Pabby, S. Ranil Wickramasinghe, Kamalesh K. Sirkar, and Ana-Maria Sastre

    Chapter 2 Advanced Concepts in Membrane Contactors

    Kamalesh K. Sirkar and J. Chau

    Chapter 3 Membrane Contactor Device Designs – History and Advancements

    A. Sengupta and G. P. Taylor

    PART II Chapters on Gas–Liquid Contacting

    Chapter 4 Advances in Hollow Fiber Contactor-Based Technology in Gas Absorption and Stripping

    P. S.Goh, R. Naim, A. F. Ismail, B. C. Ng, and M. S. Abdullah

    Chapter 5 Membrane Contactor Applications in Various Industries

    A. Sengupta and P. A. Peterson

    PART III Chapters on Liquid–Liquid Contacting

    Chapter 6 Computational Modeling of Mass Transfer in Hollow Fiber Membrane-Based Separation Processes

    B. Swain, A. M. Sastre, and Anil K. Pabby

    Chapter 7 Treatment of Metal-Bearing Aqueous Solutions via Hollow Fibers Processing

    F. J. Alguacil

    Chapter 8 Process Intensification in Integrated Use of Hollow Fiber Contactor-Based Processes: Case Studies of Sparkling Water Production and Membrane Contactor-Based Strip Dispersion Process

    Anil K. Pabby, S. R. Wickramasinghe, Kamalesh K. Sirkar, and A. M. Sastre

    Chapter 9 Application of Hollow Fiber Contactor for Polishing of Lean Streams Containing Uranium from Nuclear Industry: Scale up and Demonstration

    S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Mishra, K. T. Shenoy, and V. A. Juvekar

    Chapter 10 Advances in Membrane Emulsification and Membrane Nanoprecipitation Using Membrane Contactors: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives

    E. Piacentini, F. Bazzarelli, E. Drioli, and L. Giorno

    PART IV Chapters on Supported Liquid Membranes

    Chapter 11 Application of Liquid Membrane Technology at Back End of Nuclear Fuel Cycle—Perspective and Challenges

    S. Panja, P. S. Dhami, J. S. Yadav, and C. P. Kaushik

    Chapter 12 Hollow Fiber Membrane-Based Analytical Techniques: Recent Advances

    Anil K. Pabby, B. Swain, V. K. Mittal, N. L. Sonar, T. P Valsala, D. B. Sathe, R. B. Bhatt, and A. M. Sastre

    PART V Chapters on Supported Gas Membranes

    Chapter 13 Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactors for Dehumidification of Air

    M. Madhumala, T. Nagamani, and S. Sridhar

    Chapter 14 Gas Filled Membrane Pores – Fundamentals and Applications

    A. Sengupta and S. Ranil Wickramasinghe

    Chapter 15 Ammonium Valorization from Urban Wastewater as Liquid Fertilizers by Using Liquid–Liquid Membrane Contactors

    A. Mayor, X. Vecino, M. Reig, N. de Arespacochaga, C. Valderrama, and J. L. Cortina

    PART VI Chapters on Fluid–Fluid Contacting

    Chapter 16 Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactors in Facilitated Transport-Based Separations – Fundamentals and Applications

    M. Fallanza, A. Ortiz, D. Gorri, and I. Ortiz

    Chapter 17 Membrane Distillation, Membrane Crystallization, and Membrane Condenser

    M. Frappa, F. Macedonio, and E. Drioli

    Chapter 18 Role of Hollow Fiber Contactor-Based Technology in Fermentation and Enzymatic Transformation and in Chiral Separations

    G. P. Syed Ibrahim, A. M. Isloor, and R. Farnood

    Chapter 19 Advances in Hollow Fiber Contactor Technology in Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnological Separation

    T. Patra and S. Ranil Wickramasinghe



    Anil K. Pabby, S. Ranil Wickramasinghe, Kamalesh K. Sirkar, Ana-Maria Sastre