Hybrid Membrane Systems for Water Purification

Hybrid Membrane Systems for Water Purification

Technology, Systems Design and Operations

1st Edition - December 20, 2005

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  • Author: Rajindar Singh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080458984

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Membrane systems are finding increasing application worldwide in the purification of potable and industrial water, and their design and use is set to grow considerably in years to come. This comprehensive book is written in a practical style with emphasis on process description, key unit operations, plant equipment description, equipment installation, safety and maintenance, process control, plant start-up, operation and troubleshooting. It is supplemented by case studies and useful engineering rules-of-thumb. The author is a chemical engineer with many years experience in the field and his technical knowledge and practical know-how in the water purification industry are summarised succinctly in this volume.This book...* Will ensure your system design is fit for its purpose* Informs readers of which membranes to use; why, where and when* Will help readers to trouble-shoot and improve performance* Provides case studies help understanding through real-life situations

Key Features

This book...

* Will ensure your system design is fit for its purpose

* Informs readers of which membranes to use; why, where and when

* Will help readers to trouble-shoot and improve performance

* Provides case studies help understanding through real-life situations


Field engineers and operators; OEM companies; Equipment manufacturers; specifiers; consultants; academics

Table of Contents

  • 1.0 Introduction to Membrane Technology
    1.1 Technology Overview
    1.2 Historical Development
    1.3 Membrane Separation Characteristics
    1.4 Membrane Processes
    1.5 Membrane Modules
    1.6 Membrane Fouling
    1.7 Concluding Remarks

    2.0 Water and Membrane Treatment
    2.1 Priceless Water
    2.2 Water Treatment
    2.3 Membrane Fouling, Scaling and Controls
    2.4 Membrane Systems Design
    2.5 Membrane Cleaning and Sanitisation
    2.6 Concluding Remarks

    3.0 Hybrid Membrane Systems - Case Studies
    3.1 Seawater Desalination
    3.2 Brackish Water Desalination
    3.3 Municipal Water Treatment
    3.4 Water for Reclamation
    3.5 Industrial Water Treatment
    3.6 High Purity Water Production
    3.7 Fuel Cell Power Plant Water Production
    3.8 Food Applications

    4.0 Hybrid Membrane System Design and Operation
    4.1 Process Description
    4.2 Process Design and Controls
    4.3 System Operation
    4.4 Systems Diagnosis and Maintenance
    4.5 Process Equipment
    4.6 Concluding Remarks

    5.0 Appendix: Engineering Data and Notes
    5.1 Glossary/ Terminology
    5.2 Membrane Polymer Performance
    5.3 Chlorination of PA Membranes
    5.4 Fluid Flow in Microporous Membranes
    5.5 Surfactant Micelles Size Correlation
    5.6 Deioniser Design
    5.7 Process Controls
    5.8 Centrifugal Pumps
    5.9 Control Valves
    5.10 Materials Properties
    5.11 Process Validation
    5.12 RO/NF Feed Water Analysis
    5.13 Conversion Factors
    5.14 Water Tables

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2005
  • Published: December 20, 2005
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080458984

About the Author

Rajindar Singh

Rajindar Singh
Rajindar Singh is President of Membrane Ventures, LLC. He is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, with more than 35 years of experience focusing on desalination, bioseparations, ion exchange, high purity water production, produced water treatment, membrane plants technical support, electrochemical fuel cells and polymers. Rajindar received post-graduate degrees in chemical engineering and bioengineering from the Univeristy of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. He is the co-inventor of six patents, and has published 40 journal papers and three books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Membrane Ventures, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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