Hollow Fiber-Contained Liquid Membranes for Separations: An Overview

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The basic technique of hollow fiber-contained liquid membrane (HFCLM) permeation-based separation of gas mixtures and liquid solutions is reviewed and existing applications in organic acid/antibiotic recovery from fermentation broths, facilitated, countertransport and co-transport of heavy metals, facilitated CO2-N2 (CH4) separation, and facilitated SO2-NOx separation from flue gas are surveyed. New applications of the HFCLM technique include separations of organic mixtures (including isomeric) through polar liquid membranes (including cyclodextrin-containing aqueous solutions), highly selective pervaporation of organics from water, and, for gas separation, a modified technique that can treat feed at 175-200 psig. The utility of HFCLM as a reaction medium as well as the separator in separation-reaction-separation and separation-reaction processes will also be illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-238
Number of pages17
JournalACS Symposium Series
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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