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Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444637758, 9780444637963

Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering

2nd Edition

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Editors: Enrico Drioli Lidietta Giorno Enrica Fontananova
Book ISBN: 9780444637758
eBook ISBN: 9780444637963
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 25th July 2017
Page Count: 1720
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Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering, Second Edition is an interdisciplinary and innovative reference work on membrane science and technology. Written by leading researchers and industry professionals from a range of backgrounds, chapters elaborate on recent and future developments in the field of membrane science and explore how the field has advanced since the previous edition published in 2010.

Chapters are written by academics and practitioners across a variety of fields, including chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, physics, biology and food science. Each volume covers a wide spectrum of applications and advanced technologies, such as new membrane materials (e.g. thermally rearranged polymers, polymers of intrinsic microporosity and new hydrophobic fluoropolymer) and processes (e.g. reverse electrodialysis, membrane contractors, membrane crystallization, membrane condenser, membrane dryers and membrane emulsifiers) that have only recently proved their full potential for industrial application.

This work covers the latest advances in membrane science, linking fundamental research with real-life practical applications using specially selected case studies of medium and large-scale membrane operations to demonstrate successes and failures with a look to future developments in the field.

Key Features

  • Contains comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage, helping readers understand the latest theory
  • Offers readers a variety of perspectives on how membrane science and engineering research can be best applied in practice across a range of industries
  • Provides the theory behind the limits, advantages, future developments and failure expectations of local membrane operations in emerging countries


A valuable tool for researchers and practitioners looking to challenge traditional industrial approaches to membrane science and engineering with innovative sustainable processes. This includes academic and industrial chemical and polymer engineers, chemists, materials scientists, and membranologists working on both membranes and membrane processes, as well as Masters and PhD students in engineering, chemistry, biology, biotechnology and medicine

Table of Contents

Transport Phenomena in Nanofiltration Membranes
Membranes for Recovery of Volatile Organic Compounds
Fundamentals and Perspectives for Pervaporation
The most advanced membrane analysis and the save -energy  type: Low Pressure Seawater Reverse Osmosis Membrane developed by "Mega-ton Water System" Project
Membrane technology and process intensification
Photocatalytic Processes in Membrane Reactors
Membrane Distillation and Osmotic Distillation
Multiphase Membrane Reactors
Plasma membranes
Membranes made of Thermally rearranged (TR) polymers
Advanced monitoring of membrane fouling and control strategies
Recent innovations in inorganic membranes
Graphene membranes
Physical chemistry characterization of polymeric membranes
Membrane Technology: Latest Applications in the Refinery and Petrochemical Field
Membrane condenser and membrane dryers
Membrane Emulsification
Biocatalytic Membranes and Membrane Bioreactors
Biological Membranes and Biomimetic Artificial Membranes
Membrane Systems for Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination
Membranes and interface characterization by impedance spectroscopy
Pervaporation Membrane Reactors
Ultrafiltration: Fundamentals and Engineering
Preparation of Carbon Membranes for Gas Separation
Sustainable Process Synthesis-Intensification: the role membrane based unit operations
Ceramic membranes
PVDF hollow fibers membranes
Functional capsule membranes for controlled release
Modelling and Simulation of Catalytic Membrane Reactors
Membrane Crystallization Technology
Basic Aspects of Membrane Reactors
Polymeric Membranes for Gas Separation
Membrane contactors for intensified gas-liquid absorption processes
Membrane Bioreactor in water Treatment
An overview on the state of the art and perspective of organic materials for membrane preparation
Modeling and Simulation of Membrane Structure and Transport Properties
Life-cycle assessment and membrane disposal
Selective Membranes for Purification and Separation of Organic Liquid Mixtures
Basic aspects and Applications of Membranes in Agro-Food and Bulk Biotech Industries
Electromembrane Processes: Basic Aspects and Applications
Supported Liquid Membranes for Pervaporation Processes
Basic Aspects in Proton-Conducting Membranes for Fuel Cells
Membrane Approaches for Liver and Neuronal Tissue Engineering
Membrane bio-fouling
Electrospinning for membrane fabrication
New Membrane Distillation integrated systems
Fundamentals in Reverse Osmosis
Progress in the Development of Membranes for Kidney-Replacement Therapy
Forward Osmosis and Forward Osmosis Membranes
Novel uses and manipulations of porous membranes in mammalian cell culture
Basics aspects of gas transport in membranes
Advanced Polymeric and Organic and Inorganic Membranes for Pressure-Driven Processes
Ceramic Hollow Fiber Membranes and Their Applications
Nanofiltration Operations in Nonaqueous Systems
Liquid Membranes
Membranes made of Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIM)
Membrane-based processes for sustainable power generation using water: pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO), reverse electrodialysis (RED) and Capacitive Mixing (Capmix)
New solvents for hydrophobic microporous membranes via TIPS
Basic Aspects in Polymeric Membrane Preparation


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About the Editors

Enrico Drioli

Enrico Drioli

Enrico Drioli is Emeritus Professor at the School of Engineering of the University of Calabria. Founding Director of the Institute on Membrane Technology, CNR,Italy. Since 2012 Distinguished Adjunct Professor, CEDT King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah Saudi Arabia; since 2010 WCU Distinguish Visiting Professor, at the Hanyang University, Seoul Korea; His research activities focus on Membrane Science and Engineering, Membranes in Artificial Organs, Integrated Membrane Processes, Membrane Preparation and Transport Phenomena in Membranes, Membrane Distillation and Membrane Contactors, and Catalytic Membrane and Catalytic Membrane Reactors. He is involved in many International Societies, Scientific Committees, Editorial Boards, and International Advisory Boards. Currently Chairman of the Section on "Membrane Engineering" of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering and coordinator of EU-EUDIME Doctorate School on Membrane Engineering. He has been coordinator of several international research projects. He is the recipient of various Awards and Honours, ex. “Richard Maling Barrer Prize” of the EMS, Academician Semenov Medal of Russian Academy of Engineering Science, MIAC International Award for his contributions in the field of Membrane Science and Technologies, etc. He is author of more than 800 scientific papers, 22 patents and 24 books on Membrane Science and Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute on Membrane Technology, Italian National Research Council

Lidietta Giorno

Lidietta Giorno

Lidietta Giorno is a membrane biotechnologist with a strong background in biological science, chemical technologies, and new materials. Her research experience includes membrane bioengineering, biocatalytic membrane reactors, integrated membrane systems for bioseparations and bioconversions, downstream processing based on molecular separation, membrane chirotechnology, and membrane emulsifiers.

She has been involved in membrane science and engineering research and development for almost twenty years. She is Director of the Institute on Membrane Technology of the National Research Council of Italy, ITM-CNR, and is involved in research co-operations at the European and international levels. Dr. Giorno has worked abroad in the USA at Sepracor Inc., in 1992; in The Netherlands at ATO-DLO, in 1994; in France, at The University of Compiegne, in 1997 and 2000. She is Visiting Professor at Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China, since 2008.

Lidietta Giorno is co-author of three books and some 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals. She is a member of the editorial boards and referee pools of scientific journals and research agencies, and she sits on the boards of several international committees and scientific societies. In addition, Dr. Giorno has served on the European Membrane Society Council for two mandates and is currently the President of the EMS Council and editor of the EMS Membrane Newsletter.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Institute on Membrane Technology, Italian National Research Council

Enrica Fontananova

Enrica Fontananova is a Researcher at the Institute on Membrane Technology of the National Research Council - ITM-CNR (since 2011) and graduated with laude in Organic Chemistry (2001), PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering (2008). Her main research activities include: design and development of polymeric and mixed matrix membranes, nanostructured membranes, catalytic membranes and membrane reactors, membrane separation processes, membrane contactors, organic solvent nanofiltration, membrane assisted crystallization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for membrane and interface characterization, ion exchange membranes and electrochemical membrane processes. She is involved in various national and international research projects, also as principal investigator. Member of Editorial and Review Boards, Scientific Committees and Doctorate Boards. She is an invited speaker at numerous international conferences and recipient of several scientific awards and honours (e.g. invited keynote speaker at the conference Euromembrane 2009; 1st Prize for “New ideas for industrial applications” NanoMemPro Awards 2006). She is a co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals, 18 contributions in books and encyclopaedias, more than 100 contributions in conference proceedings, and 2 patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute on Membrane Technology, Italian National Research Council

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