This volume covers the theory and applications of transport phenomena in synthetic membranes - describing modern membrane preparation methods, structures, characteristics and properties.;Examining different types of membranes and how they are used, Membrane Science and Technology: presents the physical and chemical fundamentals of membrane science; introduces such new techniques of membrane preparation as Langmuir-Blodgett, liquid crystalline, and plasma deposition; spotlights experimental procedures based on wet as well as dry processes; discusses the practical application of chemical processing and engineering; and considers biomedical uses in membrane science .;This book should be a useful resource for industrial chemists and biochemists; chemical, electrical, electronics and agricultural engineers; environmental, materials and polymer scientists; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
". . .fully illustrated. . .well referenced. . ..shows the vitality of the membrane field in Japan. "
---Chemistry & Industry
". . .a valuable resource of information for industrialists and. . .a useful. . .introduction for undergraduate and postgraduate students. "
---Trends in Polymer Science
". . .a valuable addition to our literature. . ..a useful introduction to membranes as well as an easy-to-consult reference text for professionals in the field. "
---Journal of Membrane Science
Part 1 Physical chemistry: the physical chemistry of membranes, Yoshiharu Tsujita. Part 2 New methods of membrane preparation: charge-mosaic membranes, Yoshiyuki Miyaki and Teruo Fujimoto; microcapsule membranes, Tamotsu Kondo; monolayers, Langmuir-Blodgett films, and hybrid LB films, Tisato Kajiyama; plasma-polymerized membranes, Yoshihito Osada; electroconductive enzyme membranes, Masuo Aizawa. Part 3 Membranes in chemical engineering and processing: gas separation and pervaporation, Tsutomu Nakagawa; microfiltration and ultrafiltration, Kazuo Toyomoto and Akon Higuchi; reverse osmosis, Masato Nishimura and Kiyoshi Koyama; dialysis, Masato Nishimura; charged membranes and active transport, Tadashi Uragami. Part 4 Biomedical use: membranes for biomedical use, Hiroshi Tanzawa.