Barrier membranes

E. L. Cussler, Stephanie E. Hughes, William J. Ward, Rutherford Aris

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Abstract

Membranes which contain impermeable flakes or lamellae can show permeabilities much lower than conventional membranes, and hence can serve as barriers for oxygen, water and other solutes. This paper develops and verifies theories predicting the properties of these barrier membranes. In particular, the theories predict the variation of permeability with the concentration and the aspect ratio of the flakes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-174
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Membrane Science
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1988

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