Nano Enhanced and Nanostructured Polymer-based Membranes for Energy and Environmental Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081019856

Nano Enhanced and Nanostructured Polymer-based Membranes for Energy and Environmental Applications

1st Edition

Authors: Maria Giovanna Buonomenna
Paperback ISBN: 9780081019856
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st April 2018
Page Count: 450
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

PART 1 ENERGY CONVERSION
2. Membranes for blue energy conversion by Pressure Retarded Osmosis
3. Membranes for blue energy conversion by Reverse Electrodialysis
4. Membranes for high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cell (HT-PEMFC)
5. Membranes for H2 purification. CO2 permeable membranes
6. Membranes for H2 purification. H2 permeable membranes
7. Membranes for CH4/CO2 separation

PART 2 ENERGY STORAGE
8. Membranes for flow batteries: overview and advances
9. Smart membranes for high stable and anti-self-discharge Lithium-Sulfur batteries

PART 3 WATER TREATMENT AND RECYCLE
10. Membranes for the treatment of pharmaceutical industry waste-water
11. Membranes for the treatment of water associated with oil and gas production
12. Beyond the state-of-the-art desalination polymer-based membranes: graphene-based membranes
13. Beyond the state-of-the-art desalination polymer-based membranes: biomimetic membrane


Description

There is a growing need for better membranes in several emerging application fields especially those related to energy conversion and storage as well as to water treatment and recycling. Processability, is an important functional property, often ignored, especially in the early discovery phase for new materials, but it should be one of the most important properties, that needs to be considered in the development of better membrane materials. Useful membrane materials have to be capable of being formed into thin membranes, in particular for membrane gas separation, water treatment and desalination, and then packaged, into large area membrane modules. All gas separation membranes that are in current commercial use are based on polymers, which are solution-processable. This book intends to deal with composite, in most cases hybrid polymer-based membranes for three separate application fields: energy conversion, energy storage and water treatment and recovery. Each chapter will explain clearly the various membrane processes then go on to discuss in detail the corresponding advanced membranes used. The logic that lies behind this is that you have to understand the process in order to develop new high performance membranes. By taking this approach, the author aims to overcome the disconnection that currently exists between membrane materials scientists and industrial process engineers. Currently, as reported in the paragraph below on COMPETITION, there are no similar books that deal with these three hot topics from the point-of-view of real applications.

Key Features

  • Discusses interdisciplinary content by one single author, approaching synthesis and development of materials from the perspective of their processability
  • The book describes novel aspects of membrane science that is related to energy storage and conversion and waste water treatment
  • Emphasis on scientific results which have an impact on real applications in terms of renewable and clean energy challenges

Readership

Renewable and environmentally-friendly clean energy professionals and consultants, materials scientists, Ph.D and under-graduate students on materials science courses


Details

No. of pages:
450
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780081019856

About the Authors

Maria Giovanna Buonomenna Author

Name: Maria Giovanna Buonomenna

Affiliation: Consiglio Nazionale dei Chimici (CNC), Italy

Contact address: via Piazza S. Bernardo 106

00187 Rome (Italy)

Email: mg.buonomenna@chimici.it

Tel: +393470955917. Maria Giovanna Buonomenna was born in 1975, and obtained her degree in Chemistry from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 1998. In 1999 she was granted a research fellowship for 2 years from the National Research Council (CNR), the largest public research institution in Italy, at IRMERC-CNR

Affiliations and Expertise

Maria Giovanna Buonomenna was born in 1975, and obtained her degree in Chemistry from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 1998. In 1999 she was granted a research fellowship for 2 years from the National Research Council (CNR), the largest public research institution in Italy, at IRMERC-CNR