Membranes with Favorable Chemical Materials for Pervaporation Process: A ReviewSoheila Manshad1*, Mohd Ghazali Mohd Nawawi1, Mohammad Reza Sazegar2, Hashim Bin Hassan1 and Abdulhakim M Alamaria1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Soheila Manshad
Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Department of Polymer Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 11, 2016; Accepted date: November 05, 2016; Published date: November 12, 2016
Citation: Manshad S, Nawawi MGM, Sazegar MR, Hassan HB, Alamaria AM (2016) Membranes with Favorable Chemical Materials for Pervaporation Process: A Review. J Membr Sci Technol 6:164. doi:10.4172/2155-9589.1000164
Copyright: © 2016 Manshad S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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