Membrane Processes in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutics by Catherine Charcosset

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Membrane processes are increasingly used in pharmaceutical and biochemical engineering and biotechnology for concentration and purification, synthesis of molecules and drug delivery systems, and support for biochemical reactions. This book provides a state-of-the art overview of the classical membrane processes used in pharmaceutical and biochemical engineering and biotechnology, such as ultrafiltration, microfiltration, virus filtration, membrane chromatography, membrane emulsification, liquid membranes and membrane bioreactors. It describes the general rules (principles, choice of configurations, membranes, parameters, etc.), recent developments (fouling control, increase permeate flux and selectivity, etc.), applications, and theoretical descriptions. Further, it presents emerging processes such as solvent resistant nanofiltration and membrane crystallization.



Presents classical membrane processes such as ultrafiltration, microfiltration, virus filtration, membrane chromatography, membrane emulsification, liquid membranes and membrane bioreactorsPresents emerging processes such as solvent resistant nanofiltration and membrane crystallizationGives a complete description of each technique (principles, membrane materials and devices, fouling control, and theoretical description)Contains numerous examples of applicationsIncludes a uniform notation throughout the book enhancing the presentation and understanding of the contentIncludes extensive list of references
 

About Catherine Charcosset

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Works on membrane and membrane processes, such as the characterization of membranes by confocal microscopy, ultrafiltration and microfiltration, preparation of emulsions and particles, and membrane crystallization for biotechnological, pharmaceutical and environmental applications. She published 50 papers in international journals and deposited 3 patents. She has worked on several academic and industrial projects in the field of membrane and membrane processes.
 
Published January 25, 2012 by Elsevier. 350 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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