Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Membrane Technology for Sustainable Water and Energy Management

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Xuan-Thanh Bui, Wenshan Guo, Chart Chiemchaisri, Ashok Pandey
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443191800

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Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Membrane Technology for Sustainable Water and Energy Management covers a variety of advanced technologies for membrane processes, including water/wastewater treatment and reuse, membrane materials, operation and maintenance, fouling control, life cycle assessment, removal of micro/emerging pollutants, and operational cost of membrane processes. Supported by prominent editors and global contributors, this reference contains chapters on membrane treatment strategies for the current pollution of complex organic matters, nutrients, toxic substances, microplastics, membrane fouling control in different water resources, and reusing water resources through promising separation technologies, including reverse osmosis, forward osmosis, and membrane distillation.

Key Features

  • Delivers advances on membrane processes, including water and wastewater treatment and reuse by membranes
  • Provides state-of-the-art information on design and operation of novel membrane systems, energy consumption, fouling control, etc.
  • Describes hybrid membrane processes


Chemical engineer; environmental engineer; chemical engineering researcher

Table of Contents

  • A. General on membrane, materials and monitoring
    1. Types and features of the membrane
    2. Membrane processes for energy generation and mineral recovery
    3. Photocatalytic materials-based membrane for hydrogen production from water
    4. Real time monitoring technologies for the fouling in the membrane process
    5. Modifications of membrane materials for anaerobic membrane bioreactor applications

    B. Membrane for water and wastewater treatment
    6. Life Cycle Perspectives of Membrane Based Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems
    7. Progress in ultralow pressure membrane system for water treatment
    8. Commercial-scale membrane-based produced water treatment plants
    9. Membrane bioreactor for wastewater reuse: recent trends in improving membrane operation and energy efficiency
    10. Membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment: fouling and abatement strategies
    11. Membrane and filtration processes for microplastics removal
    12. Membrane bioreactor technology for municipal landfill leachate treatment
    13. High retention membrane bioreactors for removal of emerging pollutants from wastewater
    14. Hybrid membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment
    15. Engineered membrane processes for nutrient removal and microalgae harvesting
    16. Recent advance in self-forming dynamic membrane bioreactors (SFDMBRs) for wastewater treatment

    C. Membrane processes (MD-RO-FO)
    17. Potentialities of Membrane Distillation, Membrane Crystallizers and Membrane Condensers and related processes
    18. Membrane distillation process: Fouling-wetting phenomena and control
    19. Membrane distillation technology applied in water resource
    20. Membrane Distillation for Wastewater Treatment
    21. Membrane distillation in water reuse: Challenges and perspectives 
    22. Combined membrane distillation-liquid desiccant air conditioning for energy-efficient thermal comfort provision in buildings
    23. Osmosis-Assisted Processes for High-efficient Water Recovery
    24. Reverse osmosis membrane development and industrial applications
    25. Forward osmosis: principle and recent applications in sustainable water and energy development
    26. Forward osmosis for nutrient recovery and water reuse

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443191800

About the Editors

Xuan-Thanh Bui

Dr. Xuan-Thanh BUI obtained the degree of engineer in chemical engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh (VNU-HCM), Viet Nam and received his M.Eng and Ph.D. degrees in environmental engineering at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, HCMUT, VNU-HCM. He serves as chairman of Dept. of Water Science & Technology and head of VNU-HCM Key Laboratory of Advanced Waste Treatment Technology. His research focuses on membrane separation processes, water and wastewater treatment technologies, biological treatment processes and green technologies. He has published more than 100 SCIE journal papers, 25 books/book chapters and 02 patents. Additionally, he has played a role of project investigator of more than 50 international/national research projects in the field and organized three international conferences. Since 2017, he became members of the scientific committee in the field of earth sciences and environment of National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), Ministry of Science and Technology, Viet Nam. In addition, he is editor board members of some journals such as Bioresource Technology, Environmental Technology and Innovation, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, Vietnam Journal of Engineering Science and Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate professor, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, HCMUT, VNU-HCM, Vietnam

Wenshan Guo

Prof. Wenshan Guo is a Professor in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She is also a core member in Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater (CTWW) at UTS and her research focuses on the innovative water and wastewater treatment and reuse technologies. Her expertise and practical experience cover the areas of water and wastewater engineering such as membrane bioreactor, advanced biological wastewater treatment technologies, physico-chemical separation technologies, solid waste management, environmental assessment and desalination. Her current research is in the areas of green technologies for resource and energy recovery, waste-to-energy, water-waste-energy nexus and climate change mitigation. She has authored 1 book, 19 book chapters, and more than 350 papers. She is currently serving as Editor of Bioresource Technology Report (Elsevier), Associate Editors of Journal of Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste (ASCE), and Academic Editor of Journal of Chemistry (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, USA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and core member in Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Chart Chiemchaisri

Dr. Chart Chiemchaisri is currently affiliated with the Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Master of Engineering degree from Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) and Doctor of Engineering degree from The University of Tokyo (Japan). His research specializations are in the areas of membrane technology for wastewater treatment especially membrane bioreactors, municipal solid waste landfill management including landfill leachate treatment, and greenhouse gas emission from solid waste and wastewater. He has published more than 100 ISI/SCI and SCOPUS indexed journal articles, 15 books/book chapters and registered 2 patents. He has also served as expert for international organizations, e.g., UNFCCC, IPCC and editors for several international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Ashok Pandey

Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division and Centre for Biofuels at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, industrial enzymes, etc. Professor Pandey is Adjunct/Visiting Professor/Scientist in universities in France, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, South Africa, and Switzerland and also in several universities in India. He has ~1425 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 90 books, >700 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 105 and ~49,000 citations (Goggle scholar). He has transferred several technologies to industries and has done industrial consultancy for about a dozen projects for Indian/international industries. Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and honours, which include Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2020, 2019 & 2018); Top scientist in Biotechnology (#1 in India and #8 in the world), Stanford University world ranking (2020); Fellow, World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (2020); Fellow, Indian Chemical Society (2020); Distinguished Scientist, VDGOOD Professional Association, India (2020); Distinguished Professor of Eminence with global impact in the area of Biotechnology, Precious Cornerstone University, Nigeria (2020); IconSWM Life-time Achievement Award 2019, International Society for Solid Waste Management, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, India (2019); Yonsei Outstanding Scholar, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2019); Life-Time Achievement Award from the Biotech Research Society, India (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from Venus International Research Awards (2018), Most Outstanding Researcher Award from Career360 (2018), Life-Time Achievement Award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2017); Fellow, Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); Felow, International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2016); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria (2015); Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (2012); Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India (2008); Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Fellow, International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2006); Fellow, the Biotech Research Society, India (2005); UNESCO Professor (2000); Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR (1995); GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowships (1992) and Young Scientist Award (1989), etc. Professor Pandey is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (; Founder & International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (, Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (, Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology (, Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (, Journal of Systems Microbiology and Biomanufacturing (, Journal of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (, Subject Editor, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India ( and Associate Editor, Biologia – Section Cellular and Molecular Biology ( and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Scientist, Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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