Definition of Pervaporation

1. Noun. The concentration of a colloidal solution whose colloid will not pass through a semipermeable membrane; solution is placed in a bag of the membrane and the solvent is evaporated off.

Generic synonyms: Concentration
Derivative terms: Pervaporate, Pervaporate



Definition of Pervaporation

1. Noun. (chemistry) A technique whereby the components of a mixture of two liquids are separated by selective permeation through a semipermeable membrane, the component that passes through the membrane being removed by evaporation ¹

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Medical Definition of Pervaporation

1. The heating of a liquid within a dialyzing bag suspended over a hot plate, evaporation taking place rapidly through the membrane; any colloids in solution remain within the bag while crystalloids diffuse out and crystallise on the outer surface of the bag (perstillation). Origin: L. Per, through, + vapor, steam (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Pervaporation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program: Technology Profiles (1993)
"WASTE APPLICABILITY: pervaporation can be applied to aqueous waste streams ... Modules(s) VOC rich Condensate Cross-Flow pervaporation System Treated Water ..."

2. Air Pollution Effects on Crops and Forests: Bibliography 1986-1991 (1993)
"The dehydration applications use pervaporation membranes in ... DOE has identified pervaporation as a top research priority. If a sufficient quantity of ..."

3. Energy Technology Perspectives: Scenarios And Strategies to 2050 by International Energy Agency (2006)
"... gas separation and pervaporation. In the United States, approximately 40% of membrane sales are for water and wastewater treatment applications. ..."

4. Biotechnology: Energy Production and Products, Bibliography January 80-May 91 by Robert Warmbrodt (1995)
"0188 pervaporation, possibilities of use In a new membrane procedure in biotechnology. pervaporation ..."

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