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Title: Recent trends in nanofibrous membranes and their suitability for air and water filtrations
Authors: Balamurugan, R.
Sundarrajan, S. 
Ramakrishna, S. 
Keywords: Air filter media
Chemical and biological contaminants
Water treatment membranes
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Source: Balamurugan, R.,Sundarrajan, S.,Ramakrishna, S. (2011-09). Recent trends in nanofibrous membranes and their suitability for air and water filtrations. Membranes 1 (3) : 232-248. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In recent decades, engineered membranes have become a viable separation technology for a wide range of applications in environmental, food and biomedical fields. Membranes are now competitive compared to conventional techniques such as adsorption, ion exchangers and sand filters. The main advantage of membrane technology is the fact that it works without the addition of any chemicals, with relatively high efficiency and low energy consumption with well arranged process conductions. Hence they are widely utilized in biotechnology, food and drink manufacturing, air filtration and medical uses such as dialysis for kidney failure patients. Membranes from nanofibrous materials possess high surface area to volume ratio, fine tunable pore sizes and their ease of preparation prompted both industry and academic researchers to study their use in many applications. In this paper, modern concepts and current research progress on various nanofibrous membranes, such as water and air filtration media, are presented. © 2011 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Source Title: Membranes
ISSN: 20770375
DOI: 10.3390/membranes1030232
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