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Membranes 2017, 7(3), 53;

Polymeric Nanocomposite Membranes for Next Generation Pervaporation Process: Strategies, Challenges and Future Prospects

Department of Chemistry & Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
Advanced Polymer Laboratory, Department of Polymer Science and Technology, Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology (Post-Graduate), Kolkata-700106, West Bengal, India
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Received: 16 June 2017 / Revised: 30 August 2017 / Accepted: 31 August 2017 / Published: 8 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanocomposite Membranes)
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Pervaporation (PV) has been considered as one of the most active and promising areas in membrane technologies in separating close boiling or azeotropic liquid mixtures, heat sensitive biomaterials, water or organics from its mixtures that are indispensable constituents for various important chemical and bio-separations. In the PV process, the membrane plays the most pivotal role and is of paramount importance in governing the overall efficiency. This article evaluates and collaborates the current research towards the development of next generation nanomaterials (NMs) and embedded polymeric membranes with regard to its synthesis, fabrication and application strategies, challenges and future prospects. View Full-Text
Keywords: pervaporation; nanocomposite membrane; polymer; fabrication; separation pervaporation; nanocomposite membrane; polymer; fabrication; separation

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