Membrane-based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment

Membrane-based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment

1st Edition - May 27, 2021

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  • Editors: Maulin Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128238042
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241882

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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. The industrial development of polymeric membranes and membrane modules for reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration
    2. Moving bed biofilm reactors
    3. Biofilms, filtration, microbial kinetics and mechanism of degradation: a revolutionary approach
    4. Wastewater treatment by membrane bioreactor as potent and advanced technology
    5. Catalytic membranes for the treatment of oily wastewater
    6. Application of membrane-based hybrid process on paint industry wastewater treatment
    7. Application of nanotechnology in membrane-based wastewater treatment: a critical review
    8. Application of nanoparticles in polymeric and ceramic membrane structure in wastewater treatment
    9. Anaerobic membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment: present state of the art
    10. Permselective membranes for wastewater treatment
    11. Membrane-based hybrid processes in industrial waste effluent treatment
    12. Membrane reactors
    13. Hybrid membrane process: an emerging and promising technique toward industrial wastewater treatment
    14. Pharmaceuticals in water: Equilibrium and thermodynamic aspects of adsorption on activated carbon for wastewater treatment
    15. Hybrid membrane technique: a technological advancement of textile waste effluent treatment
    16. Industrial wastewater treatment by membrane process
    17. Synthesis of thin film nanocomposite membranes and their application in dye removal from wastewater
    18. Hybrid membrane technology: demand of present wastewater scenario
    19. Membrane-based technologies for industrial wastewater treatment and resource recovery
    20. Membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment
    21. Environmental aspects of fluoride contamination and treatment of wastewater using hybrid technology
    22. Sustainable biological approach for removal of cyanide from wastewater of a metal-finishing industry
    23. Hybrid membrane technology: an alternative to industrial wastewater treatment
    24. Developments in membrane bioreactor technologies and evaluation on case study applications for recycle and reuse of miscellaneous wastewaters
    25. Modeling aspects of membrane-based industrial wastewater treatment
    26. Aerobic membrane bioreactor for the efficient wastewater treatment: recent advances
    27. Emerging nano enhanced membranebased hybrid processes for complex industrial wastewater treatment
    28. Nanomembranes for ultrapurification and water treatment

Product details

  • No. of pages: 730
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: May 27, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128238042
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241882

About the Editors

Maulin Shah

Maulin Shah is an active researcher and scientific writer for over 20 years. He received a B.Sc. degree in 1999 in Microbiology from Gujarat University in Godhra, Gujarat, India. He also earned his Ph.D. degree in 2005 in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University in Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India. His research interests include biological wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, biodegradation, bioremediation, & phytoremediation of environmental pollutants from industrial wastewaters. He has published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals of repute on various aspects of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation of environmental pollutants. He is the editor of 55 books of international repute.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Environmental Microbiology Lab, Gujarat, 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 (Biological Water Treatment), Department of Separation Science, LUT School of Engineering Science, LUT University, Finland

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