Hollow fibre glass membrane

Dov Bahat, Jean Flicstein

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This paper is concerned with properties and performance of glass hollow fiber membranes which have a few advantages compared with polymer membranes. These are: high strength under compressive stresses, high stability under low pH and high-temperature conditions, and resistance to reactions of bacteria and organic solutions. The two disadvantages of glass membranes are fragility of glass, and complication in preparational operations. Glass membranes is basically an ultrafilter and its performance is dependent on a large variety of parameters, including original glass composition, heat treatment and leaching processes, size and shape of pores, surface chemistry of pores, as well as chemical composition and dielectric properties of the solution. All these parameters are interdependent. Encouraging prospects of glass membrane performance would still be dependent on solving basic problems of mechanical properties of glass.

Original languageEnglish GB
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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