Nanofiltration - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444639806


2nd Edition

Principles and Applications

Editors: Andrea Schäfer Tony Fane
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444639806
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st April 2029
Page Count: 620
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Nanofiltration: Principles and Applications, Second Edition, examines nanofiltration from the genesis of the field to current developments. The book covers the history of nanofiltration, preparation of membranes, module design, characterization, performance modelling and fouling. Application sections encompass nanofiltration as pretreatment and hybrid processes, water treatment, reuse, food industry, chemical processing, pulp and paper, textiles, landfill leachate, bioreactors, photocatalysis, acid recovery, trace contaminant removal and non-aqueous applications. New chapters in this edition focus on renewable-powered operation of nanofiltration, as well as a look into future materials.

Key Features

  • Reviews the different principles and applications of nanofiltration
  • Features updated chapters containing the most recent developments in the field
  • Contains three new chapters on retentate treatment, future nanofiltration materials and renewable energy powered nanofiltration
  • Provides comprehensive reviews of the various aspects of nanofiltration
  • Includes chapters written by international experts in their areas of specialization


Academics, industry professsionals, students, researchers (chemical engineers, physical chemists and materials scientists), both at expert level and newcomers to the field. The book can be used as a reference book in a course but not as a textbook

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

PART I - Principles
2. History of Nanofiltration Membranes 1960 to 1990
3. Nanofiltration Membrane Materials and Preparation
4. Nanofiltration Module Design and Operation
5. Nanofiltration Membrane Characterisation Methods
6. Modelling the Performance of Nanofiltration Membranes
7. Solute Speciation Effects in Nanofiltration Separation
8. Fouling in Nanofiltration
9. Pretreatment and Hybrid Processes

Part II - Applications
10. Nanofiltration in Water Treatment
11. Water Reclamation, Remediation and Cleaner Production with Nanofiltration
12. Nanofiltration in the Food Industry
13. Nanofiltration in the Chemical Processing Industry
14. Nanofiltration in the Pulp and Paper Industry
15. Nanofiltration of Textile Dye Effluent
16. Nanofiltration in Landfill Leachate Treatment
17. Nanofiltration Bioengineering (Bioreactors, Enzymes, Biorefinery, etc)
18. Photocatalytic Nanofiltration Reactors
19. Nanofiltration in Metal and Acid Recovery
20. Trace Contaminant Removal with Nanofiltration
21. Non-Aqueous Applications of Nanofiltration
22. Nanofiltration Retentate Treatment
23. Renewable Energy Powered Nanofiltration
24. Future Nanofiltration Materials
25. Conclusion and Future Developments


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About the Editor

Andrea Schäfer

Andrea Schäfer is Professor of Water Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering as well as Head of Membrane Technology Department, Institute of functional Interfaces (IFG) at the Karlrsruhe Institute of Technology. Previously she was Professor at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Tanzania, East Africa. 2006 to 2013 she was the Chair of Environmental Engineering at the University of

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK following 3 years as a senior lecturer at the University of Wollongong, Australia and 3 years as postdoc then lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. She holds four engineering degrees in three different languages (English, German & French) including a PhD from the University of New South Wales and has worked in many countries. Passionate about membrane process engineering she has experience with several membrane processes encompassing predominantly water treatment, desalination, water recycling, remote water supplies and

international development. Her work spans from fundamental research to commercialisation projects. Prof Schäfer has published extensively in high impact journals and authored or edited several books, including ‘Nanofiltration: Principles and Applications’. She collaborates extensively with developing country researchers, industry as well as colleagues in many leading academic institutions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, University of Edinburgh, UK

Tony Fane

Tony Fane is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD from Imperial College, London. His current interests are in membranes applied to environmental applications and the water cycle, with a focus on the sustainability

aspects of membrane technology, including membrane bioreactors and reuse. He is a former Head of Chemical Engineering and former Director of the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at

UNSW, Sydney Australia. He is currently Director of the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) at NTU. The SMTC has a group of over 80 researchers dedicated to fundamental and applied research into

membranes for the water cycle. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Membrane Science (a former editor from 1992 to 2005) and Desalination. He is an Honorary life member of the European Membrane Society and Patron of the Membrane Society of Australasia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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