Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Reverse and Forward Osmosis: Principles, Applications, Advances

1st Edition - September 15, 2019

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  • Editors: Angelo Basile, Alfredo Cassano, Navin Rastogi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172995
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128167779

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Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes: Reverse and Forward Osmosis: Principles, Applications, Advances covers the important aspects of RO, FO and their combination in integrated systems, along with their specific and well-established applications. The book offers an overview of recent developments in the field of forward and reverse osmosis and their applications in water desalination, wastewater treatment, power generation and food processing. General principles, membrane module developments, membrane fouling, modeling, simulation and optimization of both technologies are also covered. The book's ultimate goal is to support the scientific community, professionals and enterprises that aspire to develop new applications.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the advances made in combining reverse osmosis membrane technology and the corresponding forward osmosis
  • Provides a comprehensive review of advanced research on membrane processes for water desalination, wastewater treatments, etc.
  • Addresses key issues in process intensification and extraction of energy from renewable sources
  • Identifies further research needs for the practical implementation of these two membrane technologies


Graduate and postgraduate researchers in academia and industry in the area of membranes and membrane technology

Table of Contents

  • PART I (Forward osmosis)
    1. Forward osmosis: Principles, applications, and recent developments
    2. Forward osmosis membrane and impact of spacer
    3. Draw solutes for Forward osmosis: Model, polymer hydrogels and nanoparticles
    4. Membrane fouling & hybrid forward osmosis process
    5. Modelling of FO Processes including Computational fluid dynamics model
    6. Design of forward osmosis system
    7. Forward osmosis for desalination and mining waste water
    8. Applications of forward osmosis process in food processing and future implications

    PART II (Reverse osmosis)
    9. Fundamentals and Basics of Reverse Osmosis
    10. Membranes and Spacers for Reverse Osmosis
    11. Reverse Osmosis pre-treatment techniques, fouling and control strategies
    12. Reverse Osmosis modelling, simulation and optimization
    13. Reverse Osmosis System Design
    14. Reverse osmosis in integrated membrane systems
    15. Reverse osmosis for industrial water treatment
    16. Reverse osmosis applications in food processing Conclusion: Cost analysis of FO and RO in a case study

Product details

  • No. of pages: 366
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: September 15, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172995
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128167779

About the Editors

Angelo Basile

Angelo Basile, officially qualified as a Full Professor at university in the subject “Sistems, Methods and Technologies of the Chemical Engineering Processes”, until 2020 was a senior researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR), wherein he developed membranes for gas purification and membrane reactors for pure hydrogen production. His prolific research works have been published in numerous papers and conference proceedings, and he has also produced various Italian (8), European (3 )and worldwide (1)patents. Basile has edited more than 60 scientific books and 60 special journal issues on membrane science and technology. He is an associate editor of various international journals (like IJHE) and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Membrane Science & Technology; and member of the editorial board of more 20 int. journals. Angelo Basile’s h-index 51, on the areas: Energy, Chem. Eng., Env. Science, Materials Science, Chemistry, ( – 21 March 2022). Today Basile is a R&D Manager at ECO2Energy (Rome) and Hydrogenia (Genoa), both societies under the umbrella of the European society Greeninvest; he also is offcially collaborating with the Dept. of Eng. at the University Campus Bio-medical of Rome.

Affiliations and Expertise

Hydrogenia Via Roma, 8/2 16121 – Genoa (Italy)

Alfredo Cassano

Alfredo Cassano, a Biologist, is senior Researcher at ITM-CNR since 2000. He has a long experience in the field of membrane science and technology with research expertise including pressure-driven membrane processes, membrane contactors and integrated membrane operations mainly applied to wastewater treatments and agro-food productions. Alfredo Cassano’s h-index is 33, with 123 document results (24/June/2020,, with a total of 3925 citations. He has 109 scientific papers in peer to peer journals and 96 papers in international congresses; he is co-author of 6 scientific books, 35 book chapters in international books and two national patents in the field of membrane science and technology. He is also referee of several international scientific journals and member of the Editorial board of 9 of them. Cassano also prepared 4 special issues on membrane science and technology for 3 international journals (Membranes, Foods and Journal of Membrane Science and Research). He is involved as scientific responsible or main investigator in different national projects with both Italian Ministry of Education, University & Research and private companies and international projects funded by EU. He has been tutor of 28 Thesis for master and Ph.D. students at ITM-CNR.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council, ITM-CNR, University of Calbria, Rende, Italy

Navin Rastogi

Performed pioneering R&D work on various research aspects such as high pressure processing, forward osmosis, infusion of bioactive compounds, downstream processing of enzymes and proteins, modeling of synthesis of PHA, graphene nano-composite, designer oils, biofilms from chitosan, ultrasound and ozone for the preservation of fruit juices. All these efforts resulted in the culmination of more than 150 original research publication in reputed international journals and more than 100 presentations in various conferences. The quality of work evidenced from the higher total citations (6118 Nos) and h-index (43). Developed technology for five products namely, virgin coconut oil, spray dried coconut milk, honey based fruit spread, coconut beverage from tender coconut and coconut spread and transferred to several industries; as well as obtained 17 patents to his credit. Guided 10 Ph.D. students in the area of Food Science, Engineering, Technology, and Biotechnology; as well as in Biological and Engineering Sciences. Served on the panels of highly reputed journals as an Editor/Member of Editorial Board published by Elsevier, Wiley, Cosmos Scholars, Jakraya, Hindawi and Omics. Besides, two books entitled “Advances in membrane technologies for water treatment: Materials, processes and applications” (Woodhead Publishing Ltd., UK.) and “Application of high pressure in food processing” (Springer, USA) were co-edited/written. Research accomplishments were also recently recognized by the scientific bodies and award prestigious awards like the CSIR-Young Scientist Award; AFST-Young Scientist Award; AFST-Laljee Godhoo Nidhi Smarak Award; Fellow of AFST and NAAS; Seligman APV Fellowship by the SCI, London; DAAD Fellowship; DBT Overseas Fellowship; Merit promotion; CFTRI Technology Award. Several awards were also received him for the scientific presentations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Principal Scientist, Department of Food Engineering, Central Food Technological Research Institute and Professor, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR, New Delhi.

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