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The use of membrane bioreactors (MBRs) has been increasing worldwide over the last two decades treating both municipal and industrial waste streams. Much of the development have been on aerobic MBRs (AeMBRs) using conventional designs and membrane materials. Implementation of fouling control strategies have mostly been limited to membrane relaxation, aeration, backwash and chemical cleaning. However, new developments in MBR technology, such as in aeration patterns, have been introduced. New membrane materials and MBR configurations have also been developed, thus increasing the effectiveness and performance of the AeMBR. Advanced Membrane Separation Processes for Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management – Aerobic Membrane Bioreactor Processes and Technologies consolidates up-to-date research developments in AeMBR systems for wastewater treatments in terms of membrane materials and decorations, reactor designs, fouling mechanisms. Developments in AeMBR research on energy efficiency and fouling control strategies as well as knowledge gaps and future research and application perspectives discussed. Novel materials and surface patterning to reduce membrane fouling in both water and wastewater membrane separation processes is also included.This book is a potential resource for membrane separation and AeMBR practitioners, engineers, scientists, educators and students, and public to understand the latest developments and future prospects in membrane technology.
- Provides the latest comprehensive review in various important aspects of AeMBR
- Consolidates scattered AeMBR information into a single easily assessible resource
- Provides state-of-the-art technology development of membrane separation, AeMBR reactor designs, membrane development, advantages and challenges in operational implementation and their appropriate control strategies
- Provides a comprehensive review on Quorum Quenching (QQ) fouling control strategy; QQ benefits and drawbacks
- Provides an excellent resource on the latest techniques in characterising and understanding fouling mechanisms
Postgraduate and doctoral students and educators, professional course students, researchers and wastewater treatment professionals, policy makers, regulators, water management practitioners
- Introduction to current status and recent developments in aerobic membrane bioreactors
2. Conventional process design, operation and microbiology of aerobic membrane bioreactors
3. Current challenges in aerobic membrane bioreactors
4. Role of soluble microbial products and extracellular polymeric substances in membrane fouling
5. Techniques for understand membrane fouling mechanisms
6. Advanced membrane materials and designs
7. Advanced MBR and hybrid MBR reactor configurations
8. Hybrid membrane separation processes for drinking water treatment
9. Aerobic membrane bioreactors for municipal wastewater treatment
10. Aerobic membrane bioreactors for industrial wastewater treatment
11. Osmotic membrane technologies
12. Advanced fouling control strategies
13. Quorum sensing and quorum quenching in membrane bioreactors
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- © Elsevier 2020
- 1st February 2020
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Prof. How Yong Ng is a Provost Chair’s Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He also currently serves as the Director of the NUS Environmental Research Institute and the Director of the Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory. His research focuses on biological treatment processes including modelling, membrane bioreactor and microbial fuel cell for water reuse and energy recovery. He had contributed to more than 350 publications in referred international journals and conference papers. Dr. Ng is an Associate Editor of Water Research and an Editor of the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination. He is a Fellow of the International Water Association (IWA) and is currently the Vice-Chair of the IWA Membrane Technology Specialist Group (MTSG) and the President of the Environmental Engineering Society of Singapore (EESS).
Professor and Provost Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Tze Chiang Albert Ng is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). His research focuses on biological treatment processes including membrane bioreactors, anaerobic processes, and energy and resource recovery. He has contributed to publications related to membrane development, membrane fouling, microbial fuel cells and biotechnology in international peer-reviewed journals. He developed a comprehensive research and development program to generate students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and has been a judge for various STEM related science fairs in Singapore.
Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS)
Prof. Huu Hao Ngo is currently a Professor of Environmental Engineering and serving as Deputy Director of Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, Co-Director of Joint Research Centre for Protective Infrastructure Technology and Environmental Green Bioprocess, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney. Ngo is internationally well-known for his activities in the areas of advanced biological waste treatment technologies and membrane technologies. His expertise and practical experience also covers the areas of water and wastewater quality monitoring and management, water and wastewater treatment reuse technology and assessment, desalination, and solid waste management. Currently, his activities focuses more on the development of specific green bioprocessing technologies: resource recovery, water-waste-bioenergy nexus and greenhouse gas emission control. Ngo has published more than 500 technical papers and a number of patents while receiving several highly recognized honors/awards.
Professor of Environmental Engineering and Deputy Director, Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Prof. Giorgio Mannina is Professor of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering at the Engineering Department of Palermo University – Italy. His research interest and focus is on: advanced wastewater treatments (MBR, MBBR, hybrid processes, IFAS, etc..), BNR processes, mathematical modelling etc. He is authors of more than 350 papers of which >100 on ISI Journals and Editors of around 10 books with more than 20 authored chapters. He has been invited to give several plenary/keynotes and invited talks, seminars and lecturers in the international conferences as well as the universities/research institutions. Prof. Mannina has been visiting Professor in several Universities: Columbia University, (USA), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Laval University (Canada). Prof. Mannina is Associate/Guest Editor of multiple ISI Journals. He is Chair of the International Water Association (IWA) Task Group on Membrane Bioreactor modelling & control and Member of the IWA Specialist Group "Membrane Technology".
Professor of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnic school, Palermo University, Palermo, Italy
Prof. 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. 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, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, etc and also in several universities several in India. He has ~ 1300 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 83 books, ~ 700 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 93 and > 38,000 citations (Goggle scholar). Professor Pandey is Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology, Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Water Sustainability and Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Subject Editor of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India.
Distinguished Scientist, Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India