Book Review Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactors: Module Fabrication, Design and Operation, and Potential Applications


  • A. Mansourizadeh Department of Chemical Engineering, Membrane Science and Technology Research Center (MSTRC), Gachsaran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gachsaran, Iran
  • K. Mansourizadeh Department of Basic Sciences, Apadana Institute of Higher Education, Shiraz, Iran



The latest developments and applications of hollow fiber membrane contactors (HFMCs) were discussed in this recent published book. Membrane contactor provides gas–liquid or liquid–liquid contact without dispersion of one phase in another, which gives a higher mass transfer coefficient compared to the conventional contactors. Using a microporous hydrophobic or hydrophilic membrane, one of the fluids is immobilized in the pores where the mass transfer is occurred based on the concentration gradient. HFMC technology has been implemented in various applications including gas separation, fermentation, pharmaceuticals, wastewater treatment, chiral separation, semiconductor manufacturing, carbonation of beverages, metal ion extraction, protein extraction, VOC removal from waste gas, and osmotic distillation.


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How to Cite

Mansourizadeh, A., & Mansourizadeh, K. (2023). Book Review Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactors: Module Fabrication, Design and Operation, and Potential Applications. Journal of Applied Membrane Science & Technology, 27(2), 115–123.