Description

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

Readership

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

Dedication

Preface

Acknowledgements

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

Index

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780444531261
Electronic ISBN:
9780080932224