Concentrating solutes with membranes containing carriers

Daniel K. Schiffer, Albert Hochhauser, D. Fennell Evans, E. L. Cussler

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Abstract

WE have developed membranes which can rapidly concentrate a specific solute against its concentration gradient. These membranes depend on mobile carriers and are examples of in vitro systems which exhibit characteristics of biological transport. When combined with the 'liquid surfactant membrane' geometry, they offer a method for wide classes of large scale separations. We show here how our specific results provide a blueprint for designing additional membrane systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-486
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume250
Issue number5466
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

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