Journal of Membrane Science & Technology

Journal of Membrane Science & Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9589


Muritala KB

Department of Chemical and Polymer Engineering, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria

  • Research Article   
    Technical Challenges in Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics Industries in Nigeria: A Review of the Roles of Membrane Technology
    Author(s): Muritala KB* and Adewole JK

    Pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries are being confronted with new and increasingly complex technical challenges, such as emulsion stability, metals impurity, air bubbles, hydration, and thickening. These technical challenges often result in the high cost of production, and waste of time, energy and raw materials. Over the years, a variety of research efforts has been made to address these challenges. Membrane technology is one of the promising approaches to solve these challenges. Membrane separation technology is a rapidly growing technology with much better flexibility, energy efficiency, and space economic than the traditional equipment currently used in these industries. This paper, therefore, looks into the possible applications of membrane technology in the pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. Specifically, issues of emulsions stability, the problem of thickening and hyd.. Read More»

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