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1st Edition

pH Responsive Membranes
Biomedical Applications

ISBN 9781032061672
Published December 31, 2021 by CRC Press
103 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides an application-oriented approach for pH responsive membranes and types of stimuli-responsive membranes and their applications in the biomedical field including initial development and recent use. It explains types, modes, and modification methods of membranes, along with membrane usage in applications such as drug delivery, hemodialysis, chemical sensing, and so forth. pH Responsive Membranes: Biomedical Applications explores recent research carried out in the area as well as the future outlook, and provides deeper insight for readers on the subject, ranging from the basics to advanced levels on the topic.


  • Describes preparation, characterization, and applications of pH responsive membranes in biomedical applications
  • Introduces theoretical understanding of pH responsiveness
  • Covers development of advanced techniques regarding pH responsive membranes
  • Provides insight into development of new materials and membranes
  • Discusses advancements in drug delivery, hemodialysis, antibodies and enzyme production, chemical sensing, and selective ionic transport using pH responsive membranes

This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers involved in membrane and chemical engineering/polymer exploration, and medical researchers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Responsive Membranes. 2. pH Responsive Membranes: Theoretical Concepts. 3. pH Responsive Membrane Types, Modes, and Methods of Modifications. 4. Materials and Synthesis of pH Responsive Membranes. 5. Biomedical Applications of pH Responsive Membranes. 6. Recent Trend and Future Prospects.

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Dr. Randeep Singh

Dr. Randeep Singh earned his undergraduate degree from Kurukshetra University in Biotechnology (2011), Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering (2013) from National Institute of Technology Trichy, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, and PhD in Chemical Engineering (2019) from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati. He was a visiting research fellow at National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan under TEEP (Taiwan Experience Education Program) fellowship for his post PhD research. His area of research is in the field of membrane science and technology, smart materials, nanocomposites, adsorption, biofuels, sonochemistry, desalination, and wastewater treatment. His research work is dedicated to the synthesis of various novel materials and membranes with different biological and environmental applications. Presently, he has published 9 peer-reviewed journal articles, 3 books, and 5 book chapters in the field of materials and membrane science with more than 250 Google Scholar Citations. Further, he presented his research in various national and international conferences. He has received several awards in his field including Young Scientist Award in International Science Congress (ISC-2015) held in Nepal. He is an associate member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.


Dr. Piyal Mondal

Dr. Piyal Mondal earned his BTech in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Durgapur, West Bengal (INDIA) in 2012. He completed his Master's degree (2015) and PhD (2021) in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (India). His research work is dedicated to preparing various surface engineered polymers for specific environmental applications. Synthesis of polymeric membranes, green synthesized nano-materials, and hybrid techniques to combat wastewater treatment are also areas of research interest. He has fabricated different prototypes for environmental separation applications. Currently, he has co-authored four reference books namely: Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Membranes (Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128139615), Treatment of Industrial Effluents (CRC Press, ISBN: 9780429401763), Thermal Induced Membrane Separation Processes (Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128188019), Hazards and Safety in Process Industries: Case Studies (CRC Press ISBN 9780367516512), with a few more in progress. Moreover, his publications consist of 16 peer-reviewed articles in reputed international journals, with several more under review. He has presented more than 15 papers and received several awards in poster and paper presentations in his field at international and national conferences.


Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait

Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Dean of the Alumni and External Relations office at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG). Prior to joining as faculty in IITG (2004), he earned his PhD and M Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) after completing his B Tech and B Sc (Hons) in Chemistry from University of Calcutta. He has received several awards, including Dr. A.V. Rama Rao Foundation’s Best PhD Thesis and Research Award in Chemical Engineering from IIChE (2007), BOYSCAST Fellow Award (2009-10) from the DST, Young Engineers Award in the field of Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Engineers (India, 2009), and Young Scientist Medal award from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA, 2009). Prof. Purkait is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) UK, and Fellow of Institute of Engineers (FIE) India. He is the director of two incorporated companies (viz. RD Grow Green India Pvt. Ltd. and Vixudha Bio Products Ltd.). He is also technical advisor of Gammon India Ltd and Indian Oil Corporation, Bethkuchi for their treatment plants. His current research activities are focused in four distinct areas viz. i) advanced separation technologies, ii) waste to energy, iii) smart materials for various applications and iv) process intensification. In each of the areas, his goal is to synthesize stimuli responsive materials and to develop a more fundamental understanding of the factors governing the performance of chemical and biochemical processes. He has more than 20 years of experience in academics and research and has published more than 200 papers in various reputed journals (Citation: >9500, h-index = 55, 10 index = 116). He has 8 patents and completed 24 sponsored and consultancy projects from various funding agencies. Prof. Purkait has guided 18 PhD students and is the author of six books.