Advanced Nanomaterials for Membrane Synthesis and Its Applications

Advanced Nanomaterials for Membrane Synthesis and Its Applications

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  • Editors: Woei Jye Lau, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Arun Isloor, Amir Al-Ahmed
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128145036
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128145043

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Advanced Nanomaterials for Membrane Synthesis and Its Applications provides the academic and industrial communities the most up-to-date information on the latest trends in membrane nanomaterials and membrane nanotechnology used in wastewater treatment, environmental technology and energy. The rapid advances in nanomaterials and nanotechnology development over the past decade have resulted in significant growth of the membrane business for various industrial processes, particularly in nanotechnology-based membrane processes. While membrane technology is increasingly being used for liquid and gas separations, it has great potential in a variety of additional applications. As the worldwide academic community has a strong interest in advanced membrane processes, particularly membrane nanotechnology for specific separations, this book provides a timely update on the topic.

Key Features

  • Presents a unique focus on the use of advanced nanomaterials in membrane fabrication/modification, and in the description of membrane nanotechnologies, such as nanofiltration, thin film nanocomposites and nanofibers for various applications
  • Describes next generation membranes, providing first resource details on the development and commercialization stages of these new membranes
  • Represents the state-of-the-art on the use of nanomaterials in membrane science


Materials Scientists, Environmental engineers, materials chemists, physicists, researchers working on nanomaterials, especially those with environmental and energy applications

Table of Contents

  • 1. Development of Adsorptive Ultrafiltration Membranes for Heavy Metal Removal
    Sazreen Shahrin, Woei-Jye Lau, Sutrasno Kartohardjono, Rasoul Jamshidi Gohari, Pei-Sean Goh, Juhana Jaafar and Ahmad F. Ismail
    2. Carbon-Based Nanocomposite Membranes for Water and Wastewater Purification
    G.P. Syed Ibrahim, Arun M Isloor, Erna Yuliwati and Ahmad F. Ismail
    3. Development of Nanomaterial-Based Photocatalytic Membrane for Organic Pollutants Removal
    Mahesan Naidu Subramaniam, Pei-Sean Goh, Woei-Jye Lau, Be-Cheer Ng and Ahmad F. Ismail
    4. Progress of Stimuli Responsive Membranes in Water Treatment
    Siew-Chun Low and Qi-Hwa Ng
    5. The Use of Nanomaterials in the Synthesis of Nanofiber Membranes and Their Application in Water Treatment
    Nikiwe Kunjuzwa, Lebea Nathnael Nthunya, Edward Ndumiso Nxumalo and Sabelo Dalton Mhlanga
    6. Zeolite-Based Mixed Matrix Membranes for Hazardous  Gas Removal
    Chalida Klaysom and Salman Shahid
    7. Nanomaterial-Incorporated Nanofiltration Membranes for Organic Solvent Recovery
    Panupong Chuntanalerg, Sareeya Bureekaew, Chalida Klaysom, Woei-Jye Lau and Kajornsak Faungnawakij
    8. Carbon Nanotube Composite Membranes for Microfiltration of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products
    Yifei Wang and Haiou Huang
    9. Metal-Organic Framework Based Membranes for Gas Separation
    Bassem A. Al-Maythalony
    10. Nanomaterial-Incorporated Sulfonated Poly (Ether Ether Ketone) (SPEEK) Based Proton-Conducting Membranes: Properties and Applications
    Atif Fazal and Amir Al-Ahmed
    11. Synthesis of Nanomaterial-Incorporated Pressure Retarded Osmosis Membrane for Energy Generation
    Ozgur Arar, Idil Ipek and Sarper Sarp
    12. Beneficial Effect of Carbon Nanotubes on Membrane Properties for Fuel Cell Application
    Khawla Mozamil Mustafa, Sajeda Adnan Mutlaq Alsaydeh and Syed Javaid Zaidi
    13. Nanocomposite and Nanostructured Ion-Exchange Membrane in Salinity Gradient Power Generation Using Reverse Electrodialysis
    Jin Gi Hong, Haiping Gao, Lan Gan, Xin Tong, Chengchao Xiao, Su Liu, Bopeng Zhang and Yongsheng Chen

Product details

  • No. of pages: 341
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 21, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128145036
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128145043

About the Editors

Woei Jye Lau

Dr. Woei Jye Lau is currently an associate professor in the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Dr Lau has a very strong research interest in the field of membrane science and technology for water applications and has published >250 scientific papers with total number of Scopus citations exceeding 10,000. He is the author of the book Nanofiltration Membranes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications published by CRC Press in 2017 and has edited several books published by CRC Press and Elsevier. Currently, Dr Lau serves as a subject editor for Chemical Engineering Research and Design (Elsevier) and is associate editor for Water Reuse (International Water Association). In recognition of his research excellence, Dr Lau received the Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship in 2015, UI-RESOLV Program 2016 (Indonesia), Mevlana International Exchange Program 2017/2018 (Turkey), Sakura Exchange Program 2018 (Japan), TÜBİTAK’s Fellowships for Visiting Scientists 2018 (Turkey), ASEAN-India Collaborative R&D Scheme 2019 and the 6th Science & Technology Exchange Program (Iran).

Affiliations and Expertise

Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

A.F. Ismail is a Professor at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), where he runs a membrane technology research group at AMTEC. He has also held the post of Dean of Research for the Materials and Manufacturing Alliance at UTM. Dr. Ismail’s research interests cover membrane formation, membranes for wastewaster treatment and gas separation, and nanofibers and nanostructured materials for energy applications. He has authored or edited 4 books, and published several book chapters. Dr. Ismail has received several awards, including the ASEAN Young Scientist and Technologist Award in 2001 (the first Malaysian to receive this award), the Malaysian Young Scientist Award in 2000, and the Malaysian Intellectual Property Award for the Patent Category, and the Merdeka Award for Scholastic Achievements in 2014. He was also the first Malaysian scientist to twice win the National Innovation Award in Waste to Wealth and Product categories, both in 2009 and 2011. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is the Founder and First Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC). His research interest are in development of polymeric, inorganic and novel mixed matrix membranes for water desalination, waste water treatment, gas separation processes, membrane for palm oil refining, photocatalytic membrane for removal of emerging contaminants, development of haemodialysis membrane and polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell applications. His research has been published in many high impact factor journals. He also actively authored many academic books in this field which published by reputable international publishers. He is the author and co-author of over 600 refereed journals. He has authored 6 books, over 50 book chapters and 4 edited books, 6 Patents granted, 14 Patents pending. His h-index is 66 with cumulative citation of over 19,300. He won more than 150 awards national and internationally. Among the most prestigious award won is the Merdeka Award for the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Category at 4th September 2014, Malaysia’s Rising Star Award 2016 for Frontier Researcher category at 1st November 2016, Malaysia’s Research Star Award 2017 on 5 October 2017, Malaysia’s Research Start Award 2018. Recently, He was appointed as UNESCO Chair on Groundwater Arsenic within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He is the Chairman of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (Southern Region), Fellow of The Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Chartered Engineer in the UK (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE). Ahmad Fauzi also served as the Editorial Board Members of Desalination, Journal of Membrane Water Treatment, Jurnal Teknologi, Journal of Membrane Science and Research, Journal of Membrane and Separation Technology and the Advisory editorial board member of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. He involved extensively in R&D&C for national and multinational companies related to membrane-based processes for industrial application and currently have two spin off companies. He is the founder of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC) and now recognized as Higher Education Centre of Excellence (HICoE). Currently Ahmad Fauzi is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, UTM.

Affiliations and Expertise

Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Arun Isloor

Arun Isloor obtained his Ph.D degree from Mangalore University, India and completed his postdoctoral research at Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. Currently, he is serving as Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal-India. His research interests include membrane technology for water purification and other separation processes, nanomaterials synthesis and medicinal chemistry. He has successfully guided 16 candidates for their Ph.D and published more than 200 papers. His current Scopus ‘h’ index is 25 and one US patent in his credit and few more have been filed. He is having active research collaborations in many counties and delivered more than 40 invited lectures in the national/International conferences. He has published more than 100 science and technology related articles in India’s leading magazines and newspapers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India

Amir Al-Ahmed

Amir-Al-Ahmed is working as a Research Scientist-II (Associate Professor) in the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. Throughout his academic and research career, he has gained extensive experience in materials chemistry and electro-catalysis. His research activities are fundamentally focused on new and/or improved inorganic/organic multifunctional (nano)materials synthesis and their potential use in renewable energy (both energy conversion and storage) and water treatment. He is also working on the solar cells and storage technology for high temperature application. Dr Amir has on his credit a good number of articles published in the international scientific journals and has successfully edited six books with Trans Tech Publication, Switzerland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

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