In-Depth on the Fouling and Antifouling of Ion-Exchange Membranes

Edited by
December 2021
218 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2724-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2725-3 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue In-Depth on the Fouling and Antifouling of Ion-Exchange Membranes that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
The use of ion-exchange membranes (IEMs) has accelerated over the past two decades in a wide variety of industrial processes (electrodialysis, electro-electrodialysis, electrolysis, dialysis, etc.) for applications related to chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, energy production, water treatments, etc. Organic and mineral fouling (or scaling) phenomena are two major factors limiting the efficiencies of IEMs processes and performances (reduction of the IEMs selectivity and stability, increase of their electrical resistance, deduction of the energy efficiency of the process, etc.) leading to significant economic losses. The current washing, cleaning and sterilization processes (anti-fouling treatments) make it possible to recover some of the IEMs performances, but frequently induce degradation on the membrane material.

Another essential point in the fouling studies is the choice of the best and appropriate analysis and diagnostic technique to evaluate this or that magnitude, or observe this or that object on the surface or in the mass of the membrane.

This book is focused on recent advancements in techniques for diagnosing and characterizing the fouling effects on membranes, in mechanisms governing this complex phenomenon, and in the various innovative and economically viable solutions for reducing fouling.

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ion-exchange membrane; tartaric stabilization of wine; enzymatic cleaning; organic fouling; reactive electrochemical membrane; porous electrode; anodic oxidation; hydroxyl radicals; fouling; ion-exchange membrane; surface modification; electroconvection; voltammetry; chronopotentiometry; impedance spectroscopy; electrodialysis; deaerator; herring milt hydrolysate; deodorization; off-flavors; trimethylamine; fouling; water dissociation; ion-exchange membrane; polyaniline; surface modification; mineral scaling; voltammetry; chronopotentiometry; electrochemical acidification; electrodialysis; casein; concentration polarization; ion-exchange membrane; fouling; Reynolds number; mode of current; flow flush; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; anion-exchange membrane; wine; anthocyanins; fouling; biofouling; ion-exchange membrane; electrodialysis; food industry; foulant identification; fouling mechanisms; ion-exchange membrane; food industry; fouling; transport; mechanical and electrochemical properties; modelling and experiment; cleaning; n/a