Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Membrane Desalination Systems: The Next Generation

1st Edition - November 14, 2018

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  • Editors: Angelo Basile, Efrem Curcio, Dr Inamuddin
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128135518
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128135525

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Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes: Membrane Desalination Systems: The Next Generation explores recent developments and future perspectives in the area of membrane desalination systems. It includes fundamental principles, the different types of smart nano-structured materials, energy and brine disposal issues, design approaches and the environmental impact of membrane desalination technology. The book provides an extensive review of literature in the area of membranes for desalination systems of low energy consumption and discusses the membrane modelling necessary for desalination system validation in achieving 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 desalination concept
  • Focuses on the development of integrated membrane systems to achieve the goal of near-zero-liquid-discharge
  • Summarizes the latest advancement in the 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

  • 1. Graphene and CNT Technology
    2. Carbon-based membranes for Desalination
    3. The Impact of Termoplasmonics in Membrane Technology
    4. Electrospun Nanofibrous Membranes for Desalination
    5. Full-Scale membrane Distillation Systems and Performance Improvment Through Modeling: A Review
    6. Membrane Wetting in Membrane Distilation
    7. Membrane Crystallization
    8. A Review: Desalinating by Forward Osmosis
    9. Wind Aided Intensified Evaporation (WAIV): An Environmentally Sustainable Method for Brine Managemen
    10. Membrane Desalination in Shale Gas Industry: Applications and Perspectives
    11. Fundamentals of Pressure Retarded Osmosis
    12. Mathematical Modeling for Electromembrane Processes
    13. Salinity Gradient Power Reverse Electrodialysis
    14. Integrating Pressure Retarded Osmosis and Membrane Distillation
    15. Forward Osmosis, Reverse Electrodialysis and Membrane Distillation: New Integration Options in Pretreatment and Posttreatment Mmebrane Desalination Process
    16. The Next Generation Energy Efficient Membrane Desalination Systen wutg Advanced Key Technologies: Mega-Ton Water System
    17. The REAPower Project: Power Production from Saline Waters and Concentrated Brines
    18. Membrane Operations for Minerals Recovery from Seawater

Product details

  • No. of pages: 534
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 14, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128135518
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128135525

About the Editors

Angelo Basile

Angelo 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 and CO2 capture using Pd-based Membrane Reactors. Angelo He has 165 scientific papers in peer to peer journals and 252 papers in international congresses; and is a reviewer for 165 int. journals, an editor/author of 50 scientific books and 120 chapters on international books on membrane science and technology; 6 Italian patents, 2 European patents and 5 worldwide patents. He is referee of 104 international scientific journals and Member of the Editorial Board of 21 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 42 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

Institute on Membrane Technology, University of Calabria, Italian National Research Council, ITM-CNR, 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

Dr Inamuddin

Inamuddin is an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry, renewable energy, and environmental science. He has worked on different research projects funded by various government agencies and universities and is the recipient of awards, including the Fast-Track Young Scientist Award and the Young Researcher of the Year Award 2020 of the university. He has published about 189 research articles in various international scientific journals, 18 book chapters, and 144 edited books with multiple well-known publishers. His current research interests include ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors, and bending actuators.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

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