Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering

Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering

2nd Edition - July 20, 2017

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  • Editors: Enrico Drioli, Lidietta Giorno, Enrica Fontananova
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444637963
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444637758

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Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering, Second Edition, Four Volume Set 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1720
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2017
  • Published: July 20, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444637963
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444637758

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

Emeritus Professor, School of Engineering, University of Calabria, Italy

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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