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Study of biomolecules separation in an electrophoretic membrane contactor

Galier, Sylvain and Roux-de Balmann, Hélène Study of biomolecules separation in an electrophoretic membrane contactor. (2004) Journal of Membrane Science, 241 (1). 79-87. ISSN 0376-7388

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2004.05.007


In electrophoretic membrane contactors, a porous membrane is used to put into contact two flowing liquids between which an electrically driven mass transfer takes place. These processes offer the possibility to scale up electrophoresis as well as to extend the field of application of electrodialysis. This paper deals with the study of the mass transfer mechanisms involved in such electroseparation processes for the separation of binary mixtures. This study is carried out by associating an experimental work and a theoretical approach. The parameters involved in the model are calculated according from the experimental variations of the solvent and solute transfer. From the dependence of these parameters with the operating conditions, the importance of electrostatic interactions with respect to the separation performances is pointed out. Finally, the process performances are studied considering the separation of alpha-lactalbumin and bovine haemoglobin as a case study.

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HAL Id:hal-02538374
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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