chapter  1
Membrane Applications in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries and in the Conservation of Natural Resources: Introduction
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Focusing on the recent advances and updates, this section addresses new development in chemical and pharmaceutical industries and in the conservation of natural resources. Included in this edition are newer practices and technologies and their applications or trends for future applications with relevant references that have appeared in the literature since the rst edition was published. Several new chapters on emerging areas such as membrane separation in petrochemical oil renery, chitosan as new material for membrane preparation, new membrane material for ultraltration (UF) and nanoltration (NF), and potential application of reverse osmosis (RO) in chemical industry have been added in the second edition.