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

Membrane Separation Principles and Applications

1st Edition

From Material Selection to Mechanisms and Industrial Uses

Editors: Ahmad Ismail Mukhlis A. Rahman Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan Othman Takeshi Matsuura
Paperback ISBN: 9780128128152
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st August 2018
Page Count: 600
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Table of Contents

Pressure driving force
1. Reverse osmosis – Nidal Hilal, Swansea University, UK
2. Nanofiltration – Abdul Wahab Mohamed, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
3. Ultrafiltration – Takeshi Matsuura, University of Ottawa, Canada
4. Microfiltration – A. G. Tony Fane, University of New South Wales, Australia

Partial pressure driving force
5. Gas separation – Hideto Matsuyama, Kobe University, Japan
6. Vapor separation – T.S. Neal Chung, National University of Singapore, Singapore
7. Pervaporation – Lai Juin-Yih, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
8. Membrane distillation- Mohamed Khayet Souhaimi, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Concentration driving force
9. Dialysis – Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
10. Membrane for extraction – Kolev Spas Dimitrov, University of Melbourne, Australia

Electrical potential driving force
10. Electrodialysis – Moon Seunghyeon, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
11. Membrane Electrolysis – Millet Pierre, Institut de Chimie Moleculaire et des Materiaux d'Orsay, France

12. Forward osmosis - Menachem Elimelech, Yale University, US
13. Pressure retarded osmosis - Amy E Childress, University of Nevada Reno, US
14. Hybrid processes: Reverse osmosis - Pressure retarded osmosis  – Chuyang Y. Tang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
15. Hybrid processes: Membrane adsorption – Arun M Isloor, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India
16. Hybrid processes: Membrane bioreactor – Mimi Sakinah Abdul Munaim, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia


Membrane Separation Principles and Applications: From Material Selection to Mechanisms and Industrial Uses, the latest volume in the Handbooks of 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 Ismail Editor

Professor Ahmad Fauzi Ismail holds a chair at the Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering and Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC) at the Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia. He received the Malaysian Young Scientist Award in 2000 and was the first Malaysian recipient for the ASEAN Young Scientist and Technologist Award in 2001. He has been the recipient of several other prestigious awards and most recently received the Merdeka Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and the IChemE (Malaysia) Innovator of The Year Award (both 2014). His areas of expertise included the development of membrane technology for reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, membrane contactors, gas separation and development of nanofibers and carbon nanostructured materials for energy related applications. He has been highly successful in attracting major funding in these areas and has several patents, more than 400 technical or scientific papers in well-established and high impact factor international refereed journals. His current H-index value is 40 with total citation number of over 6300.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Gas Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia

Mukhlis A. Rahman Editor

Mukhlis A Rahman is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.He received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2004. Following graduation, he began his academic career as a tutor in Department of Gas Engineering, UTM. He obtained a Master of Engineering (M. Eng) in 2006 before was appointed as lecturer in UTM. In the end of 2007, he pursued his PhD study at Imperial College London, United Kingdom, working on the project of “Ceramic Hollow Fiber Membrane with Micro-reactor Characteristic”. After finishing his PhD in 2011, he was promoted to senior lecturer at UTM. He is currently supervising a number of PhD and Master students, with current research interests in inorganic/ceramic membranes for fluid separation. To date, he has published in more than 30 articles in referred journals. He has also led 10 research grants and is a member of another 53 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 and Deputy Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC) at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia and PhD from Imperial College London. He has published more than 60 articles in Scopus-indexed journals. He has led 18 research projects and recently received international grants Nippon Sheet Glass Foundation for Materials Science and Engineering and Kurita Water and Environment Foundation, in addition to being co-researcher of another 50 projects. Through these projects, he and his research team have successfully developed a novel membrane for the treatment of recalcitrant pollutants in water as well as an economical fuel cell for efficient electricity generation and have filed 6 patents for these products. He is a member of the Young Scientist Network-Academy of Science Malaysia (YSN-ASM), which actively conducts programs for school and university students throughout Malaysia. His recent published book entitled Solid Electrolyte for Fuel Cell was written in layman’s terms, aiming to give better understanding on the concept of fuel cells to public readers.

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

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