Electrospun and Nanofibrous Membranes

Electrospun and Nanofibrous Membranes

Principles and Applications

1st Edition - September 27, 2022

Write a review

  • Editors: Ali Kargari, Takeshi Matsuura, Mohammad Shirazi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230572
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128230329

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (EPub, PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Electrospun and Nanofibrous Membranes: Principles and Applications covers the fundamental basic science and many engineering aspects of electrospun membrane technology and nanofibers, membrane design and membrane processes. The book comprehensively reviews a wide range of applications including pressure-driven processes, MD process, batteries, oil-water separation, air filtration, drug delivery, fuel-cells, and ion-exchange membranes, as well as antimicrobial membranes. Electrospun and Nanofibrous Membranes will be useful for a range of audiences: chemical, polymer, and materials engineers; professors and graduate students working on membrane-based separation technology and electrospun nanofibers; as well as R&D engineers in industry working with applications including water and wastewater treatment, desalination, drug delivery and tissue engineering, new generation of batteries, fuel cells, and air filtration.

Key Features

  • Introduces the principles of electrospinning and electrospun membranes
  • Reviews and evaluates the different configurations of electrospinning
  • Discusses scale-up strategies for nanofiber production


Chemical, polymer, and materials engineers, professors and students at university working on membrane-based separation technology and electrospun nanofibers. R&D engineers in industry working in the field of membrane technology and nanofibers for a wide range of applications including water and wastewater treatment, desalination, drug delivery and tissue engineering, new generation of batteries, fuel cells, air filtration

Table of Contents

  • 1. Principles of electrospinning
    2. Melt electrospinning for membrane fabrication
    3. Electrospraying for Membrane Fabrication
    4. Gas-assisted electrospinning and electroblowing
    5. Co-axial electrospinning
    6. Bubble electrospinning
    7. Needleless electrospinning
    8. Organic and Inorganic electrospun nanofibers
    9. Scaleup strategies for nanofibers production
    10. Non-electro nanofiber spinning
    11. Characterization of nanofibers
    12. Electrospun membranes for microfiltration
    13. Electrospun membranes for UF/NF/RO/FO/PRO membranes and processes
    14. Application of Electrospun and Micro/Nanofibrous Membranes for Membrane Distillation Application
    15. Nanofibers for oil-water separation and coalescing filtration
    16. Electrospun adsorptive membranes for ion adsorption
    17. Electrospun ion-exchange membranes
    18. Nanospun Membranes Developed by Electrospinning Technique for Drug Delivery Applications
    19. Antimicrobial electrospun membranes
    20. Electrospun membranes for batteries
    21. Electrospun membranes for fuel cell technology
    22. Electrospun membranes for air filtration
    23. Smart and novel nanofiber membranes
    24. Future perspectives and market of the electrospun membranes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 662
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: September 27, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230572
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128230329

About the Editors

Ali Kargari

Dr. Ali Kargari is an associate professor in Chemical Engineering Department at Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran. He received B.S. (1994), MSc. (1996) and PhD (2004) degrees from Amirkabir University of Technology. His researches have been focused on polymeric membranes since 1993. He is the founder and manager of Membrane Processes Research Laboratory (MPRL) and also the president of Farnood Institute of Membrane Technology (FIMTEC) (established in 2019). He is the author of more than 120 scientific papers and several book chapters. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Membrane Science and Research, a SCOPUS indexed journal (a Q2 ranked journal, confirmed by Scimago).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Takeshi Matsuura

Professor Takeshi Matsuura is a senior academic with a career spanning more than 50 years and has held several distinguished posts in many countries including the USA, Canada, Japan, Germany and Singapore. Most recently he joined the University of Ottawa (1992) as the British Gas/NSERC Industrial Research Chair. He served as professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the director of the Industrial Membrane Research Institute (IMRI) until he retired in 2002 and was appointed as professor emeritus in 2003. He received the Research Award of International Desalination and Environmental Association in 1983. He is a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and a member of the North American Membrane Society. He has delivered plethora of invited lectures and presentations to many of the world’s foremost scientific events and conferences. He has published over 400 papers in refereed journals, authored and co-authored 6 books and edited 8 books. A special symposium was held at the Eighth Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society to honour Prof. Matsuura (together with Dr. S. Sourirajan) for life-long contributions to membrane research and a similarly the International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology 2013 was held in his honour. In addition, he has received the George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research and the occasion of his 75th birthday was marked with a special edition of the journal Desalination.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada

Mohammad Shirazi

Mohammad Mahdi A. Shirazi is the co-founder and R&D&I manager at Membrane Industry Development Institute. He received his Ph.D from University of Kashan, and his MSc. degree from Azad University (Science and Research Branch), both in Chemical Engineering, in 2020 and 2011, respectively. His current research is focused on membrane engineering for desalination, resource recovery and wastewater treatment, all toward the environment sustainability and circular economy. He also works on developing nanoengineered electrospun nanofibers for different applications. More than 50 international refereed journal papers and 12 book chapters have been published, and more than 25 oral presentations, including 8 invited talks, have been presented in international conferences by him. He is also an active reviewer for some high-ranked journals in reputed publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-Founder and R & D & I Manager, Membrane Industry Development Institute, Tehran, Iran

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Electrospun and Nanofibrous Membranes"