Membrane Separation Principles and Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128128152, 9780128128169

Membrane Separation Principles and Applications

1st Edition

From Material Selection to Mechanisms and Industrial Uses

Editors: Ahmad Fauzi Ismail Mukhlis A. Rahman Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan Othman Takeshi Matsuura
eBook ISBN: 9780128128169
Paperback ISBN: 9780128128152
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 10th September 2018
Page Count: 494
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Table of Contents

  1. Reverse osmosis
    2. Nanofiltration
    3. Ultrafiltration
    4. Microfiltration
    5. Gas separation
    6. Vapor separation
    7. Pervaporation
    8. Membrane distillation
    9. Dialysis
    10. Forward osmosis
    11. Pressure retarded osmosis
    12. Hybrid processes: Membrane adsorption
    13. Hybrid processes: Membrane bioreactor


Membrane Separation Principles and Applications: From Material Selection to Mechanisms and Industrial Uses, the latest volume in the Handbooks in Separation Science series, is the first single resource to explore all aspects of this rapidly growing area of study. Membrane technology is now accepted as one of the most effective tools for separation and purification, primarily due to its simple operation. The result has been a proliferation of studies on this topic; however, the relationships between fundamental knowledge and applications are rarely discussed. This book acts as a guideline for those who are interested in exploring membranes at a more progressive level.

Covering methods of pressure driving force, partial pressure driving force, concentration driving force, electrical potential driving force, hybrid processes, and more, this volume is more complete than any other known resource on membrane separations.

Key Features

  • Covers membrane material selection, membrane fabrication, membrane characterization, separation mechanisms and applications in each chapter
  • Authored by contributors who are internationally recognized as experts in their respective fields
  • Organized by the driving force behind each type of membrane separation—a unique approach that more clearly links fundamental principles with their dominant applications


Chemists and chemical engineers, professors, graduate students at research institutions and industry who are engaged in R&D of membranes for separation processes. People studying gas separation, waste water treatment and water production, fuel cells, food processing, and policy makers


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About the Editors

Ahmad Fauzi Ismail Editor

Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is the Founding Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering (1989) and a Master in Chemical Engineering (1992) at the UTM, Malaysia. He earned a Ph.D in 1997 from University of Strathclyde, UK. He has more than 25 years of experience in the development of membrane technology for various applications. He has published more than 450 scientific papers, 6 books, 3 edited books and more than 40 book chapters. He has won many outstanding awards such as the Merdeka Award 2014, IChemE Malaysia Inventor of the Year Awards 2014 and the Malaysian Toray Science and Technology Award 2014. He is a Fellow of The Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Chartered Engineer in the UK (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE).

Affiliations and Expertise

Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia

Mukhlis A. Rahman Editor

Dr. Mukhlis A. Rahman is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Petroleum & Renewable Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor, Malaysia. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2004. He began his academic career as a tutor in the Department of Gas Engineering, UTM. He obtained a Master’s of Engineering (M. Eng) in 2006 before was appointed as Lecturer at UTM. In 2007, he undertook his PhD studies at Imperial College London, United Kingdom, focusing his research on ceramic hollow fiber membranes with micro-reactor characteristics. After receiving his PhD in 2011, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer at UTM. He is currently supervising a number of PhD students and Master degree students, with current research interests in inorganic/ceramic membranes for fluid separation. To date, he has published one original research book and more than 100 articles in refereed journals, with an h-index of 15. He has also led 12 research grants and has been a member of more than 50 research projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia

Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan Othman Editor

Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan Othman is an Associate Professor in Department of Energy Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering; the Deputy Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC); and also Head of the Renewable Energy Research Group, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and PhD from Imperial College London, United Kingdom. Dr. Othman’s current research focus is on development of inexpensive ceramic/polymer membranes for environmental protection and energy generation. Until 2017, he has supervised 29 PhD students and 19 Master degree students and has published almost 100 articles in Scopus-indexed journals, with an h-index of 15. He has been the principal investigator in 20 research projects (including two international grants) and co-investigator in another 50 projects, with a total worth of RM 16million (about USD 4million). Through these projects, he and his research team have successfully developed a novel membrane for the treatment of recalcitrant organic pollutant in water as well as an economical fuel cell for efficient electricity generation. He has been granted two patents and 10 more are currently being examined. Dr. Othman is an active member of the Young Scientist Network-Academy of Science Malaysia (YSN-ASM), a group of outstanding young scientists of Malaysian nationality with an age less than 40 years old who have the capability to contribute to strengthening the Malaysia scientific community. He was also selected as a member of the prestigious Global Young Academy (GYA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Energy Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering; and Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia

Takeshi Matsuura Editor

Dr. Takeshi Matsuura is Professor Emeritus of the Industrial Membrane Research Institute (IMRI), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. He received his BSc. (1961) and MSc. (1963) degrees from the Department of Applied Chemistry at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo. He pursued his doctoral studies at the Institute of Chemical Technology of the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, and received Doktor-Ingenieur in 1965. After serving at the Department of Synthetic Chemistry of the University of Tokyo as a staff 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 holder 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. Dr. Matsuura served also at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the National University of Singapore as a visiting professor during the period of January to December 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 years 2007, and 2009-2018. He stayed at the Department of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology of Myongji University, Yongjin, Korea, from January to April 2008 by the support of the Brain Pool Program. He has published 596 papers with a Scopus h-index of 66. He has also authored and co-authored six books and edited eight books. The recipient of several honors and awards, Dr. Matasuura was most recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering on April 29, 2017, at the 59th Convocation Ceremony of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Affiliations and Expertise

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