Advanced Nanomaterials for Membrane Synthesis and Its Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128145036

Advanced Nanomaterials for Membrane Synthesis and Its Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Woei Jye Lau Ahmad Fauzi Ismail Arun Isloor Amir Al-Ahmed
Paperback ISBN: 9780128145036
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st April 2019
Page Count: 305
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Table of Contents

Section 1: Water/Wastewater
1. Advanced nanomaterials used in mixed matrix membranes fabrication for ultrafiltration applications
Lau Woei Jye
2. Role of advanced functionalized nanomaterials in forward osmosis
Arun M Isloor
3. Novel adsorptive ultrafiltration membranes incorporated with nanofillers to address heavy metal issues in environment
Rasool Jamshidi Gohari
4. Development of nanofiber-based materials for solid-liquid separation
Abdoulaye Doucoure
5. Thin film nanocomposite (TFN) membrane for water treatment
Eric M.V. Hoek
6. Development of high-flux/high-selectivity nanofiltration membranes
Jian Jin

Section 2: Environment
7. Incorporation of inorganic nanofillers into polymeric membrane for improvement in CO2 removal
Low Siew Chun
8. Nanostructured polymeric membrane for acid gas removal from natural gas
Vikas Mittal
9. Metal oxide enhanced microfiltration for selective removal of Co and Sr ions from nuclear laundry wastewater
Kwang-Ho Choo
10. Fabrication of nanomaterials-doped nanofiltration membranes using modified colloidal sol-gel process for radioactive effluent treatment
Yiqun Fan

Section 3: Energy
11. Nanomaterial incorporated SPEEK based proton conducting membranes: Properties and application
Amir Al-Ahmed
12. Progress in the use of ionic liquids as electrolyte membranes
Inmanculada Ortiz
13. Metal organic frameworks in Membrane Technology
Bassem A. Al-Maythalony and Ahmed Alloush
14. Current development pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) membrane for energy generation
S. Sarp
15. Fouling resistant nanocomposite cation exchange membrane with enhanced power generation for reverse electrodialysis
Yongsheng Chen


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


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About the Editors

Woei Jye Lau Editor

Dr Lau Woei Jye, Ph.D Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2009). Currently Senior Lecturer/Research Fellow, Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering,Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer/Research Fellow, Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Ahmad Fauzi Ismail Editor

Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is the Founding Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC) at Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia. He received the Malaysian Young Scientist Award in 2000 and was the first Malaysian recipient for the ASEAN Young Scientist and Technologist Award in 2001. He has been the recipient of several other prestigious awards and most recently received the Merdeka Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and the IChemE (Malaysia) Innovator of The Year Award (both 2014), the National Academics Award for Product Commercialization, National Intellectual Property Awards, the Malaysia Research Star Award, and the Toray Science and Technology Award. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, the Chartered Chemical Engineer in the UK (CEng.), and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE). At present he is the Editor of Emergent Materials journal, Associate Editor of Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, and Editor of the Journal of Applied Membrane Science and Technology. He has served as an Editorial Board Member of Separation and Purification Technology, Journal of Membrane Science and Research, International Journal of Engineering, and Journal of Rubber Research and Advisory Editorial Board Members of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology and Biofuel Research Journal. Dr. Ismail’s areas of expertise include the development of membrane technology for reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, membrane contactors, gas separation, and development of nanofibers and carbon nanostructured materials for energy related applications. He has been highly successful in attracting major funding in these areas, and he has several patents and more than 600 technical or scientific papers in high impact factor journals. He has authored and co-authored six books and has edited six books.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Arun Isloor Editor

Dr Arun M. Isloor, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Amir Al-Ahmed Editor

Dr Amir Al-Ahmed is Research Scientist-III (Assistant Professor) at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy at the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He is Chief Editor of an International Journal: “Nano Hybrids”, has edited 6 books and written over 150 published papers in the areas such as Advanced Materials Development for Clean Energy and Clean Water, Quantum Dots (QDs), perovskites, Photoanodes for thin film solar cells and Materials for Energy storage technologies

Affiliations and Expertise

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