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Noble, R. D. (Richard D.) 1946-

Works: 20 works in 61 publications in 2 languages and 1,306 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Observations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QD562.I63, 660.2842
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Most widely held works by R. D Noble
Membrane separations technology principles and applications by R. D Noble( )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The field of membrane separation technology is presently in a state of rapid growth and innovation. Many different membrane separation processes have been developed during the past half century and new processes are constantly emerging from academic, industrial, and governmental laboratories. While new membrane separation processes are being conceived with remarkable frequency, existing processes are also being constantly improved in order to enhance their economic competitiveness. Significant improvements are currently being made in many aspects of membrane separation technology: in the development of new membrane materials with higher selectivity and/or permeability, in the fabrication methods for high-flux asymmetric or composite membranes, in membrane module construction and in process design. Membrane separation technology is presently being used in an impressive variety of applications and has generated businesses totalling over one billion U.S. dollars annually. The main objective of this book is to present the principles and applications of a variety of membrane separation processes from the unique perspectives of investigators who have made important contributions to their fields. Another objective is to provide the reader with an authoritative resource on various aspects of this rapidly growing technology. The text can be used by someone who wishes to learn about a general area of application as well as by the knowledgeable person seeking more detailed information
Principles of chemical separations with environmental applications by R. D Noble( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This introduction to chemical separations technology presents the chemical and/or physical basis of different techniques and explains how to evaluate them for design and analysis. Chemical separations are of central importance in many areas of environmental science, whether it is cleaning up polluted water or soil, the treatment of discharge streams from chemical processes, or modification of a specific process to decrease its environmental impact. This textbook is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses on environmental separations or environmental engineering. Many worked examples and over 100 homework problems are key highlights. (Midwest)
Problem solving ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Residence time distribution theory in chemical engineering : proceedings of a summer school held at Bad Honnef, August 15-25, 1982 ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and Italian and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special issue on membrane catalysis ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meteorological, water-temperature, and discharge data for the Mattole River basin, Humboldt County, California by R. D Noble( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electronic component parts research for 5000C operation by Morton E Goldberg( Book )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Design and development of new polymer membranes for water filtration applications by Evan S Hatakeyama( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The overall objective of this thesis research is to design and develop new polymer membranes that overcome several limitations that exist in conventional water filtration membranes. Two separate research thrusts were explored. In the first study, new polymer coatings for water ultrafiltration (UF) membranes were developed to reduce protein adsorption and fouling. Fifteen different functional monomers were synthesized, coated, and polymerized onto UF supports. Their resistance to protein adsorption and membrane protein fouling were then examined. For the first time, certain simple quaternary phosphonium- and ammonium-based polymer coatings were shown to be effective at resisting protein adsorption and membrane fouling. The second research objective is to design and develop new nanoporous polymer membranes with uniform, sub-1-nanometer pores for water purification via a size-exclusion mechanism. Cross-linkable lyotropic liquid crystals (LLCs) were examined due to their ability to self-organize into regular, porous nanostructures when mixed with water. Photo-radical cross-linking of these LLC assemblies resulted in robust polymer membranes with uniform nanopores. A 1st-generation LLC membrane containing a type I bicontinuous cubic (QI) phase structure and 3D-interconnected nanopores was made using a gemini phosphonium monomer. Comprehensive water filtration experiments and the use of a modified Donnan-steric pore model (DSPM) showed that this membrane has an effective pore diameter of 0.90 nm with a monodisperse pore size. It can remove small organic and inorganic solutes better than a nanofiltration (NF) membrane and almost as well as a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane. It also resisted chlorine degradation and protein adsorption. However, this monomer is difficult and expensive to synthesis and process. A 2 nd-generation QI-phase gemini ammonium-based monomer was developed to overcome these issues. Two homologues were found to form Q I-phase. Water transport studies using supported QI-phase membranes of the 2nd-generation monomer demonstrated their ability to rejected solutes at a similar level to the 1st-generation system. Additionally, they are significantly easier and less expensive to process and synthesize. Potentially, these nanoporous polymer membranes have applications in water desalination and NF. Future work will examine thin-film processing and controlling the pore diameter of these LLC membranes in the 0.5--5 nm range
Kerogen decomposition under elevated pressure by R. D Noble( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Future Directions in Membrane Technology by R. D Noble( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Residence time distribution theory in chemical engineering : Summer School : Papers by Á Pethö( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Membrane catalysis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of New Ionic Liquid-based Solvents, Polymers, and Composites for Enhanced Membranebased Carbon Dioxide/Light Gas Separations by Trevor Kenneth Carlisle( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The synthesis and CO2 separation characterization of several new RTIL-based polymeric membrane materials were also investigated. It was also found that composite structures formed by blending these polymers with liquid RTILs affords enhanced CO2 flux and CO2 light gas selectivity. For example, the CO2 permeability and CO 2/N2 permeability selectivity of a disiloxane-functionalized poly(RTIL)-RTIL (20 mol% liquid) composite were 190 barrers and 19, respectively. To maximize both CO2 flux and CO2/light gas selectivity, new cross-linked poly(RTIL)-RTIL gel membranes were developed, and the CO 2 separation performances of these membranes were studied. This membrane configuration effectively "stabilizes" the liquid RTIL component while maintaining a good degree of membrane mechanical stability. These materials demonstrated excellent CO2/light gas separation performance. The CO2 permeability of these membranes were found to range from 130 to 520 barrers with no change in CO2/N2 or CO2 /CH4 selectivity (ca. 34 and 20, respectively). The CO 2/H2 selectivity improved with RTIL content to a maximum of 12 at 75 wt. % liquid loading. As a new class of RTIL-based membrane materials, these next generation of RTIL-based membranes, cross-linked poly(RTIL)-RTIL gels were found to be very promising and potentially viable candidates for industrial CO2 membrane separations
Double Sided Thin Film Membranes by Tracy Q Gardner( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Influence of adsorbate-induced crystal changes on zeolite membranes by Stephanie Grace Sorenson( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Previous studies found dramatic decreases in permeation fluxes and higher than expected mixture selectivities upon adsorption of n-hexane, SF6 , and several other molecules in MFI membranes. The hypothesis was that MFI zeolite crystals expanded upon molecular adsorption and decreased the defect size within the membranes. Indeed, previous studies have shown that molecules change the zeolite unit cell dimensions. This thesis research directly measured the changes in zeolite unit cell dimensions due to adsorption at saturation and less than saturation loadings using XRD and optical microscopy, and determined that the unit cell changes correlate with the changes in membrane defect size, as estimated from various permeation measurements. First, changes in MFI unit cell parameters were directly measured using optical microscopy and single-crystal XRD. Expansion was seen for n-alkanes and alcohols, which correlated with permeation measurements. The percent volume expansion for C5-C13 n-alkanes also correlated linearly with the number of carbon atoms per unit cell. Next, it was found that SF6 expanded the B-ZSM-5 crystals below saturation loading at 300 K and n-hexane expanded B-ZSM-5 crystals below saturation at 300, 398, and 473 K. As the loadings and temperature increased, the crystals expanded more. In contrast, i-butane adsorption at 300 K contracted B-ZSM-5 crystals at low loadings and expanded them at higher loadings. Finally, XRD measurements showed that zeolite NaA crystals contracted at low methanol and water loadings, and expanded at higher loadings. Methanol and CO2 expanded the SAPO-34 structure and as the loading increased, the percent expansion increased. Changes in the unit cell volumes for B-ZSM-5 and zeolite NaA correlated with changes in permeation through zeolite membranes defects. Collectively, understanding how defect sizes change with adsorption may potentially be used to improve membrane selectivity by adding small amounts of adsorbates to the feed, and will also improve zeolite membrane characterization and synthesis methods
Liquid membranes : theory and applications : Symposium : 8th Rocky Mountain regional meeting : Papers ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
High-pressure Co2/Ch4 separation using sapo-34 membranes by R. D Noble( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Applications and Properties of Ionic Liquid- Based Gels and Soft Solid Composites by Bret Alan McGinness Voss( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
These new applications are but two of many possible applications for RTIL gels. Their negligible vapor pressure affords long term application in ambient conditions and their unique chemistry allows them to be tailored for specific applications
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Noble, R. D.
Noble, R. D. 1946-
Noble, Richard 1946-
Noble, Richard D.
Noble, Richard D. 1946-
English (59)
Italian (1)