Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128135518

Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

1st Edition

Membrane Desalination Systems: The Next Generation

Editors: Angelo Basile Efrem Curcio Inamuddin
Paperback ISBN: 9780128135518
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2018
Page Count: 462
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Membrane Desalination Systems: The Next Generation explores the recent developments and future perspectives in the area of membrane desalination systems. It includes thee fundamental principles, different types of smart nano-structured materials, energy and brine disposal issues, and design approach and environment impact of membrane desalination technology in detail. This book provides an extensive review of literature in the area of membranes for desalination systems of low energy consumption. It also discusses membrane modelling for desalination system validation to achieve high water recovery, low energy and near-Zero Liquid Discharge.

Key Features

  • Outlines the use of the potential of Salinity Gradient Power from brines for a low-energy energy desalination concept
  • Focuses on the development of integrated membrane systems to achieve the goal of Near-Zero-Liquid-Discharge
  • Sumarizes the latest advancement in nanosciences for creating membranes with advanced properties and functions


Graduates and post graduates, researchers in the area of desalination, water treatment and membrane processes in chemical, mechanical and environmental engineering, materials chemistry and process engineering, R&D Companies and Institutions specializing in membrane based separation process

Table of Contents

Part I. Advanced membrane materials
1. Graphene and CNT membrane-based technology
2. Carbon-based membranes
3. Nanoparticles and termoplasmonics
4. Electrospun membranes for desalination

Part II. Towards Zero Liquid Discharge in Desalination
5. Membrane Distillation in seawater desalination
6. Membrane Distillation-Crystallization
7. Desalinating by Forward Osmosis
8. Wind Aided Intensified Evaporation (WAIV)

Part III. Emerging low-energy systems for desalination
9. Fundamentals of Pressure Retarded Osmosis
10. Fundamentals of Electrochemical Membrane Processes
11. Salinity Gradient Power - Reverse Electrodialysis
12. Solar Power Technologies for Desalination

Part IV. Integrated membrane systems
13. Integrating Pressure Retarded Osmosis and Membrane Distillation
14. Integrating Reverse Osmosis, Membrane Distillation and Reverse Electrodialysis
15. The MEGA-TON project
16. Modelling approach for desalination technology

Conclusions and future trends
Additional chapters following the reviewers’ comments are:
1. New developing aspects on flash evaporation, pervaporation, solar stills for desalination
2. Desalination trends in Layer-by-Layer assembly membranes and ceramic membranes
3. Alternative membrane design for desalination


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About the Editor

Angelo Basile

Basile, a Chemical Engineer, is a senior Researcher at the ITM-CNR where is responsible of the researches related to both the ultra-pure hydrogen production CO2 capture using Pd-based Membrane Reactors. Angelo Basile’s h-index is 36, with 187 document results (April 1st, 2016, He has 130 scientific papers in peer to peer journals and 230 papers in international congresses; editor/author of 27 scientific books and 80 chapters on international books on membrane science and technology; 6 Italian patents, 2 European patents and 5 worldwide patents. He is referee of 92 international scientific journals and Member of the Editorial Board of 18 of them. Basile is also Editor associate of the Int. J. Hydrogen Energy and Editor-in.-chief of the Int. J. Membrane Science & Technol. and Editor-in-chief of Membrane Processes (Applications), a section of the international journal Membranes: Basile also prepared 25 special issues on membrane science and technology for many international journals (IJHE, Chem Eng. J., Cat. Today, etc.). He participated to and was/is responsible of many national and international projects on membrane reactors and membrane science. Basile served as Director of the ITM-CNR during the period Dec. 2008 – May 2009. In the last years, he was tutor of 30 Thesis for master and Ph.D. students at the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Calabria (Italy). Form 2014, Basile is Full Professor of Chemical Engineering Processes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM), Italian National Research Council (CNR), University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

Efrem Curcio

M.Sc. and PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Calabria. Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering – University of Calabria since 2014. Research Associate at the Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR). Co-author of >70 papers on peer-reviewed international journals (h-Index: 25, Citations>1800 by Scopus), 2 books (1 edited by Elsevier in English/Chinese, 1 by Imperial College Press), about 150 publications on congress proceedings prevalently international, 1 patent. Fifteen years of experience in design and development of advanced membrane contactors including Membrane Distillation and Membrane Crystallization, pressure-driven membrane operations (Reverse Osmosis, Forward Osmosis, Micro-Ultra-Nano filtration), Integrated Membrane Systems and Process Intensification for applications to water treatment, seawater desalination, energy production (Reverse Electrodialysis). European Membrane Society AWARD 2004 for the best published paper in Membrane Science and Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Calabria, Italy

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