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Year: 2016 | Month: January | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 81-85

A Review on Studies and Research on Use of Pervaporation as Separation Method

Sunil J. Kulkarni

Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Pervaporation is one of the most efficient membrane separation processes. It finds wide application for the separation of aqueous-organic and closely boiling mixtures. Pervaporation is permselective evaporation. The liquid droplets which diffuse through membrane undergo phase change during diffusion, causing the separation. Many investigators have carried out research on this separation methods to study and compare the use of different membranes. Also studies on the affecting parameters are reported. The modeling and simulation studies have also been reported. The current review summarizes research and studies carried out pervaporation.

Key words: Membrane, separation, permeate, performance parameters, cost.

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