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1st Edition

pH Responsive Membranes
Biomedical Applications

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ISBN 9781032061672
January 25, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
112 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book provides an application-oriented approach for pH responsive membranes, a type of stimuli responsive membrane 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, haemodialysis, chemical sensing and so forth. The potential research carried out in the area as well as future scope is discussed, that provides better insights to the readers about the subject ranging from the basics to the advanced level of the topic.

  • Describes preparation, characterization, and applications of pH responsive membranes in biomedical applications.
  • Introduces the theoretical understanding of the pH responsiveness.
  • Covers advancement of techniques regarding pH responsive membranes.
  • Provide insights for the development of new materials and membranes.
  • Discusses advancements in drug delivery, haemodialysis, antibodies and enzyme production, chemical sensing and selective ionic transport using pH responsive membranes.

This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers involved in membrane/chemical engineering/polymer research, 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 received 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 Ph.D. degree 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 Ph.D. 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 received his BTech in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Durgapur, West Bengal (INDIA) during 2012. He completed his Masters Degree (2015) and Ph.D. degree (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 is also his research focus. He has fabricated different prototypes for environmental separation applications. Currently, he has authored 4 reference books namely: Stimuli-responsive polymeric membrane (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 (ISBN 9780367516512) and a few more on progress. Moreover, his publication consists 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 Relation office at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG). Prior to joining as faculty in IITG (2004), he has received 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 like; 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), Young Scientist Medal award from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA, 2009). Prof. Purkait is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) UK, and Fellow of Institute of Engineers (FIE) India. He is the director of 2 incubated company (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 plant. 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 area, his goal is to synthesis stimuli responsive materials and to develop a more fundamental understanding of the factors governing the performance of the chemical and biochemical processes. He has more than 20 years of experience in academics and research and published more than 200 papers in different 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 numbers of PhD students. He has authored 6 books.