Membrane Distillation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444531261, 9780080932224

Membrane Distillation

1st Edition

Principles and Applications

Authors: Mohamed Khayet Souhaimi Takeshi Matsuura
eBook ISBN: 9780080932224
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531261
Paperback ISBN: 9780444638434
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 12th August 2011
Page Count: 512
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Modern membrane engineering is critical to the development of process-intensification strategies and to the stimulation of industrial growth. Membrane Distillation (MD) is a broad reference that covers specific information on membranes available and methods for MD membrane preparation and characterization. The book offers an introduction to the terminology and fundamental concepts as well as a historical review of MD development. Commercial membranes used in MD as well as laboratory-made membranes, including emerging membranes, are described in detail and illustrated by a number of clear and instructive schematic drawings and images.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive review on the development of MD membranes, MD modules, MD membrane characterization, MD configurations, applications in different areas and theoretical models
  • Introduction to the terminology and fundamental concepts associated with MD as well as an historical review of MD development
  • Description of commercial membranes used in MD as well as laboratory-made membranes, including emerging membranes


Chemical engineers, applied physicists, polymer chemists, materials scientists, environmental scientists and engineers, civil engineers, as well as researchers in fields such as desalination, wastewater treatment, food processing etc.

Table of Contents




Author Biographies

Chapter 1. Introduction to Membrane Distillation

Chapter 2. Membranes Used in MD and Design

Chapter 3. Formation of Flat Sheet Phase Inversion MD Membranes

Chapter 4. Formation of Hollow Fibre MD Membranes

Chapter 5. Thermally Induced Phase Separation for MD Membrane Formation

Chapter 6. Membrane Modification for MD Membrane Formation

Chapter 7. Formation of Nano-Fibre MD Membranes

Chapter 8. MD Membrane Characterization

Chapter 9. MD Membrane Modules

Chapter 10. Direct Contact Membrane Distillation

Chapter 11. Sweeping Gas Membrane Distillation

Chapter 12. Vacuum Membrane Distillation

Chapter 13. Air Gap Membrane Distillation

Chapter 14. Membrane Distillation Hybrid Systems

Chapter 15. Economics, Energy Analysis and Costs Evaluation in MD

Chapter 16. Future Directions in Membrane Distillation



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About the Author

Mohamed Khayet Souhaimi

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Applied Physics I, Faculty of Physics, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain

Takeshi Matsuura

Professor Takeshi Matsuura received his B.Sc. (1961) and M.Sc. (1963) degrees from the University of Tokyo. He went to Germany to pursue his doctoral studies at the Institute of Chemical Technology of the Technical University of Berlin and received Doktor-Ingenieur in 1965.

After working at the Department of Synthetic Chemistry of the University of Tokyo as an assistant and at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of California as a postdoctoral research associate, he joined the National Research Council of Canada in 1969. He came to the University of Ottawa in 1992 as a professor and the chairholder of the British Gas/NSERC Industrial Research Chair. He served as a professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the director of the Industrial Membrane Research Institute (IMRI) until he retired in 2002. He was appointed to Professor Emeritus in 2003. He served also at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the National University of Singapore as a visiting professor in 2003, and at University Technology Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Malaysia (currently at the Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC) of UTM), as a distinguished visiting professor, in the years 2007, and 2009-2016.

Affiliations and Expertise

Industrial Membrane Research Institute, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada

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