The 2 Volumes

Chapter 15. Separation by membranes (44 pages)

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This chapter describes the various choices that the designer has to make in order to optimise a membrane system for a specific application. First, he has to choose the membrane (module) and then the module layout and, finally, the operating parameters that will determine operating costs and system reliability.
The final paragraph describes the main membrane applications in drinking and industrial water treatment, desalination and re-use.
The different types of membrane have been discussed in chapter 3 § 9. together with forecast separation rates and the major parameters that govern membrane performance levels. Chapter 3 § 9. also provides the vocabulary necessary to understanding what follows.

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