"Entailing the Rising Need for Advancements in the Membrane Separation Techniques"
International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology organized by Allied Academics welcomes your experience and expertise to the fashion-capital of world- Paris, France during 11-12 September, 2017.
Membrane Separation Processes-The separation techniques that are uniquely physical in nature and operate without the usage of heat and thus utilizing least energy as compared to the orthodox Thermal Separation Methods.
In 2014, the International Membrane Market Analysis shows that Asia-Pacific and North-America, accounted for the major share acquisition. U.S., in North America was the largest consumer of Membranes. The driving forces of the Membrane Market are water & wastewater treatment, pharmaceuticals & medical uses, food and beverages, and chemical processing sectors.The Middle-East Asia region is anticipated to catalog the highest growth rates for the membrane market because of the demand for desalination and wastewater treatment units in the region and is followed by LATAM in terms of growth rate.
Water and wastewater treatment and pharmaceuticals and medical segments become the prime reason for maximum segment in the membranes market with approximately 62% share in 2014. Concentrated growth is probable from industrial gas processing and others segments in the near future. The accumulative use of membranes in the oil and gas fields for gas processing, hydrogen production, carbon dioxide removal from natural gas streams, and so on are likely to motivate the development in the membranes market from 2015 to 2020. Also, the demand for membranes is envisioned to get incremented in the future with the growth of the emerging economies further strengthening the market.
Allied Academies invites you to the fantastic city of Paris, France for the International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology during September 11-12, 2017 . The congress is themed “Entailing the Rising Need for Advancements in the Membrane Separation Techniques” which is designed to provide a platform for best discussion and networking as well as exploit the new advancements related to the application of Membrane technology to various fields related to industries like bio-technology and pharmaceuticals.The conference sessions will focus on topics mentioned below:
Track 1: Membrane Filtration
It is the separation process where a semi-permeable material is used as a membrane- a barricade to separate the required substances. The separation is only possible when a driving force is applied across the membrane to facilitate the same. This process is actively used to any and every unwanted matter including bacteria, particulates, microorganisms, organic materials etc. from the solvent under experiment. The main sub-processes categorized under Membrane filtration are micro-filtration, ultra-filtration, Nano-filtration and reverse osmosis.
Track 2: Membrane Development and Characterization
Synthetic Polymers, ceramics, metals are usually available as membrane materials. Best working of separation membranes is usually attained through a grouping of many factors, such as membrane chemistry, physical properties, surface features, morphology, etc. Some of these characteristics are fully dogged by the industrial process and enhanced to meet a restricted number of performance-related specification characteristics, for example, flux, rejection and molecular weight cutoff (MWCO). Nevertheless, this information often needs to be supplemented with other a prior unknown data in order to address additional aspects such as fouling, cleaning, and modeling. This requires various characterization methods that have been a crucial part in membrane research, development, and engineering.
Track 3: Membrane Reactors and Contactors
A membrane reactor is a PFR that comprises of an added cylinder of some porous material within it. It is of the same kind as the tube within the shell of a ST heat exchanger. This porous inner cylinder is the membrane that is the reason for the name to be Membrane Reactor. MR combines reaction and separation together to upsurge the conversion rates. One of the products of a given reaction is detached from the reactor using the membrane, compelling the equilibrium of the reaction "to the right" (according to Le Chatelier's Principle), so that more of that product is produced. MRs is usually used in dehydrogenation reactions (e.g., dehydrogenation of ethane). Here only one of the products (molecular hydrogen) is small enough to be permitted to pass through the membrane. This elevates the adaptation for the reaction, making the process more economical. A membrane contactor is a device that attains gas/liquid or liquid/liquid mass transfer deprived of dispersing of one phase in the other. This is attained by passing the fluids on opposite sides of a micro porous membrane. By minute control of the pressure difference between the fluids, one of the fluids is stopped in the pores of the membrane so that the fluid/fluid interface is located at the mouth of each pore
Track 4: Gas & Vapour Separation
Many plants and industries use vapor-permeable membrane to permeate the more condensable vapor, often in aggregation with a second process such as condensation or absorption. The compressed feed gas is sent to a condenser. On cooling the gas, a portion of the propylene is detached as condensed liquid. The residual uncondensed propylene is detached by the membrane system to produce a 99% nitrogen stream. The propylene-enriched permeate gas is recycled to the incoming feed gas. The liquid propylene condensate contains some dissolved nitrogen, which is removed by flashing to a lower pressure. The propylene produced is more than 99.8% pure.
Track 5: Crystallization & Solid/Liquid Separation
Membranes are an interesting tool to control and to limit the mass transfer. In combination with crystallization we get the maximum level of supersaturation. Membrane crystallization (MCr) has the capability to extract concomitantly fresh water and valuable components from various rivulets. The membrane based crystallization takes place in batch mode. Liquid filtration involves size-based particle parting. The particle of interest should either pass through or be reserved by the filter. The liquid properties (pH, viscosity, polarity, surface tension) play a key role in liquid filtration performance.
Track 6: Membrane for Water & Wastewater Applications
Membrane water treatment systems were initially used only in desalination projects. But developments in membrane technology have made them a progressively popular choice for removing microorganisms, particulates, and natural organic materials that foul water’s taste and taint its clarity.Water treatment membranes are thin pieces of material that are able to detach contaminants based on assets such as size or charge. Water passes through the membrane; but depending on their size, larger particles, microorganisms, and other contaminants are separated out.Mainly these systems are pressure driven, depending on water pressure to separate the particles based on size. Microfiltration serves the largest pore size, and can remove sand, silt, clay, algae, bacteria, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium. Ultrafiltration can remove viruses as well. Nanofiltration systems provide nearly entire protection against viruses, remove most organic contaminants, and can decrease hardness in water. Reverse osmosis systems are dense membranes that remove almost all inorganic contaminants and all but the smallest organic molecules.
Track 7: Membrane Technology for Food & Industrial Application
Food and beverage industries utilises membrane filtration as a state-of-the-art technology for clarification, concentration, fractionation (separation of components), desalting and purification of a variety of beverages. It is also used to increase the food safety of products while evading heat treatment. Some examples of final products using this technique are fruit and vegetable juices, like apple or carrot; cheeses, like ricotta, ice cream, butter or some fermented milks; skimmed or low-lactose dairy products; microfiltered milk; non-alcoholic beers, wines and ciders, etc.
Track 8: Membrane for Pharmaceuticals
Tubular membrane Ultrafiltration is the best separation technique in the pharmaceutical industry. Adoption rates of membrane technology in the pharmaceutical industry are growing at a fast pace as manufacturers recognize the benefits offered by membranes. Water treatment in the pharmaceutical industry is fetching more and more challenging. Severe rules and regulation necessitate advanced water treatment technologies. Diverse cellulose membrane filters are used in pharmaceutical industries in microbial analysis and water systems.
Track 9: Bio-membrane & Biotechnology
Membrane processes are progressively reported for various applications in both upstream and downstream technology, such as the established ultrafiltration and microfiltration, and evolving processes as membrane bioreactors, membrane chromatography, and membrane contactors for the preparation of emulsions and particles. Membrane systems adventure the inherent properties of high selectivity, high surface-area-per-unit-volume, and their potential for controlling the level of contact and/or mixing between two phases.
Track 10: Industrial Membrane Separation Technology
The use of membranes in separation processes like distillation, adsorption, absorption, stripping and extraction have been developed. For analysis, generation of energy and reactors in the industry of electro-chemical usage, synthetic membranes have become an integral part of the concerned devices.
Track 11: Alkaline anion exchange membrane
Alkaline anion exchange membrane (AAEM) can be described as a semi-permeable film generally made from ionomers and intended to conduct anions while being impermeable to gases such as oxygen or hydrogen. This is their indispensable purpose when fused into a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) of a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) or direct-ethanol fuel cell (DEFC): separation of reactants and transport of anions.
Moreover, data relating to current market subtleties including key market drivers and major limitations has been provided only after widespread market research. The report also expounds on prominent recent trends in the industry that are likely to impact the market during the forecast period. It also put lime-light on the chief market openings that the market will present in this five-year period. In section analysis, the report lengthily examines various parts of the international membrane technology market, centered on the technology. There are four key segments, and the report measures each of them in terms of market share, growth rate, drivers, challenges, and applications.
- Pall Corporation.
- Merck Millipore.
- GE Healthcare Life Sciences.
- Koch Membrane Systems Inc.
- TriSep Corporation.
- Amazon Filters Ltd.
- Advantec MFS.
European Membrane Society
American Membrane Technology Association
North American Membrane Society
Membrane Society of Australasia
European Desalination Society
Society of Dairy Technology
Indian Membrane Society