Membrane Technology and Engineering for Water Purification - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444633620, 9780444634092

Membrane Technology and Engineering for Water Purification

2nd Edition

Application, Systems Design and Operation

Authors: Rajindar Singh
eBook ISBN: 9780444634092
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444633620
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 25th September 2014
Page Count: 452
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Membrane Technology and Engineering for Water Purification, Second Edition is written in a practical style with emphasis on: process description; key unit operations; systems design and costs; plant equipment description; equipment installation; safety and maintenance; process control; plant start-up; and operation and troubleshooting. It is supplemented by case studies and engineering rules-of-thumb. The author is a chemical engineer with extensive experience in the field, and his technical knowledge and practical know-how in the water purification industry are summarized succinctly in this new edition.

This book will inform you which membranes to use in water purification and why, where and when to use them. It will help you to troubleshoot and improve performance and provides case studies to assist understanding through real-life examples.

Key Features

  • Membrane Technology section updated to include forward osmosis, electrodialysis, and diffusion dialysis
  • Hybrid Membrane Systems expanded to cover zero liquid discharge, salt recovery and removal of trace contaminants
  • Includes a new section on plant design, energy, and economics


Chemical engineers, consultants, designers, industrial managers and students working in water purification

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface Two
  • Acknowledgements for the Second Edition
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Membrane Technology
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Technology Overview
    • 1.2 Historical Development
    • 1.3 Membrane-Separation Characteristics
    • 1.4 Membrane Processes
    • 1.5 Membrane Modules
    • 1.6 Membrane Fouling
    • 1.7 Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter 2: Water and Membrane Treatment
    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Priceless Water
    • 2.2 Water Treatment
    • 2.3 Membrane Fouling, Scaling, and Controls
    • 2.4 Membrane Systems Design
    • 2.5 Membrane Cleaning and Sanitisation
    • 2.6 Concluding Remarks
  • Chapter 3: Hybrid Membrane Systems – Applications and Case Studies
    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Novel Applications
    • 3.2 Water Desalination
    • 3.3 High-Purity Water Production
    • 3.4 Water Reclamation and Recycling
    • 3.5 MBR Sewage and Wastewater Treatment
  • Chapter 4: Hybrid Membrane Plant Design and Operation
    • Abstract
    • 4.1 RO Membrane Plant Description
    • 4.2 Plant Design and Controls
    • 4.3 System Operation
    • 4.4 System Diagnosis and Maintenance
    • 4.5 RO plant equipment
    • 4.6 Membrane-Filtration System
    • 4.7 Summary
  • Chapter 5: Design, Energy and Cost Analyses of Membrane Processes
    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Membrane System Performance Correlations
    • 5.2 Energy and Cost Survey of Membrane Processes
  • Chapter 6: Appendix: Engineering Data and Notes
    • 6.1 Glossary/Terminology
    • 6.2 Membrane Polymer Performance
    • 6.3 Chlorination of PA Membranes
    • 6.4 Fluid Flow in Microporous Membranes
    • 6.5 CP and Mass Transfer Coefficient
    • 6.6 Surfactant Micelles Size Correlation
    • 6.7 Deioniser Design
    • 6.8 Process Controls
    • 6.9 Centrifugal Pumps
    • 6.10 Control Valves
    • 6.11 Materials Properties
    • 6.12 Process Validation
    • 6.13 RO/NF Feed Water Analysis
    • 6.14 Chemistry of Feed Water Treatment in Membrane Plants
    • 6.15 Wastewater Treatment
    • 6.16 Conversion Factors
    • 6.17 Physical and Chemical Data
    • 6.18 Membrane Data
  • Index


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About the Author

Rajindar Singh

Rajindar Singh

Rajindar Singh is President of Membrane Ventures, LLC. He is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, with more than 35 years of experience focusing on desalination, bioseparations, ion exchange, high purity water production, produced water treatment, membrane plants technical support, electrochemical fuel cells and polymers. Rajindar received post-graduate degrees in chemical engineering and bioengineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. He is the co-inventor of six patents, and has published 40 journal papers and three books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Membrane Ventures, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO, USA


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