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Membrane-based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128238042, 9780128241882

Membrane-based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment

1st Edition

Editors: Maulin Shah Susana Rodriguez-Couto
Paperback ISBN: 9780128238042
eBook ISBN: 9780128241882
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 27th May 2021
Page Count: 730
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Membrane-Based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment analyzes and discusses the potential of membrane-based hybrid processes for the treatment of complex industrial wastewater, the recovery of valuable compounds, and water reutilization. In addition, recent and future trends in membrane technology are highlighted. Industrial wastewater contains a large variety of compounds, such as heavy metals, salts and nutrients, which makes its treatment challenging. Thus, the use of conventional water treatment methods is not always effective. Membrane-based hybrid processes have emerged as a promising technology to treat complex industrial wastewater.

Key Features

  • Discusses the properties, mechanisms, advantages, limitations and promising solutions of different types of membrane technologies
  • Addresses the optimization of process parameters
  • Describes the performance of different membranes
  • Presents the potential of Nanotechnology to improve the treatment efficiency of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)
  • Covers the application of membrane and membrane-based hybrid treatment technologies for wastewater treatment
  • Includes forward osmosis, electrodialysis, and diffusion dialysis
  • Considers hybrid membrane systems expanded to cover zero liquid discharge, salt recovery, and removal of trace contaminants


Engineers, scientists and managers who require knowledge to the principles of wastewater treatment processes. Students on Environmental Biotechnology/Microbiology. Different professionals working or interested in the Environmental Microbiology or Bioremediation field

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to membrane and hybrid membrane technologies
2. Membrane-Separation Characteristics
3. Membrane Processes
4. Membrane Modules
5. Membrane Fouling
6. Effective Membrane Processes: New Perspectives
7. The Industrial Development of Polymeric Membranes and Membrane Modules for Reverse Osmosis and Ultrafiltration
8. Existing Industrial Membrane Applications: Results and Perspectives
9. Treatment of Bleaching Effluents by Pressure - Driven Membrane Processes - A Review
10. Biotechnological Applications of Membrane Systems in the Agro-Food Industry
11. Application of Membrane Separation Techniques to the Treatment of Tanneries Wastewaters
12. Hazardous Waste Reduction in the Metal-Finishing Industry
13. Purification of Landfill Leachate with Reverse Osmosis
14. Environmental Aspects of Liquid Waste and Water Treatment
15. A Selective Parameter for Ionic Membrane Transport Selectivity and Porosity of Several Passive Membranes
16. Separation Characteristics of Ultrafiltration Membranes
17. Liquid membranes
18. Membrane Reactors


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About the Editors

Maulin Shah

Maulin P. Shah, Senior Environmental Microbiogist, Applied & Environmental Microbiology Lab, Gujarat, India. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. He has more than 250 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals. He has edited 17 books with Elsevier in the Chemical Engineering portfolio. Since 2020 Dr. Shah is at the  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, United States

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Environmental Microbiologist, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Bharuch, India

Susana Rodriguez-Couto

Susana Rodríguez-Couto (female) got her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry) from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1999 from the University of Vigo, obtaining the maximal grade (magna cum laude) and, in addition, she was awarded with the Extraordinary Prize for Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry. She worked as an Associate Professor and an Isidro Parga Pondal Senior Researcher at the University of Vigo (2000-2004), as a Ramón y Cajal Senior Researcher at Rovira i Virgili University (2004-2008) and as an Ikerbasque Research Professor (2009-2019). She has also worked as an Invited Researcher at the Institute from Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology (Austria) and at the Department of Biological Engineering, University of Minho (Portugal). In 2008, she received the I3 Professor from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education to the recognition of an outstanding research activity. In March 2021 she is joining LUT School of Engineering Science at Mikkeli, Finland, as a Full Professor in biological water treatment. She has published more than 140 articles in highly reputed international journals (h index 42). She is editor of several journals (3Biotech, Frontiers) and 14 Elsevier books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, LUT University, Mikkeli, Finland

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