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Issue 4, 2017
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Micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration (MEUF) – state of the art

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Micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration (MEUF), a surfactant-based separation technique, has meanwhile a long history in research. The MEUF performance depends on a variety of parameters and this review will give an overview of the state of the art of MEUF. This includes the selection of materials and operating conditions (surfactant, membrane, filtration mode, etc.) as well as the application of MEUF to the removal of different solutes from water, e.g. ions, organics, and dyes. The literature is reviewed with respect to single-component or multi-component systems and also different trends, such as mixed micellar solutions and catalyst recycling by MEUF, are considered. This review will show that MEUF is a versatile technique with manifold applications.

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The article was received on 16 Nov 2016, accepted on 27 Apr 2017 and first published on 10 May 2017

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C6EW00324A
Citation: Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2017,3, 598-624

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    Micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration (MEUF) – state of the art

    M. Schwarze, Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2017, 3, 598
    DOI: 10.1039/C6EW00324A

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