Synthetic Polymeric Membranes for Advanced Water Treatment, Gas Separation, and Energy Sustainability - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128184851

Synthetic Polymeric Membranes for Advanced Water Treatment, Gas Separation, and Energy Sustainability

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Editors: Ahmad Fauzi Ismail Wan Norharyati Wan Salleh Norhaniza Yusof
Paperback ISBN: 9780128184851
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2020
Page Count: 400
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Synthetic Polymeric Membranes for Advanced Water Treatment, Gas Separation, and Energy Sustainability is a cutting-edge guide that focuses on advanced water treatment applications, covering oily wastewater treatment, desalination, removal of dyes and pigments, photodegradation of organic hazardous materials, heavy metal removal, removal and recovery of nutrients, and volatile organic compounds. Other sections examine the area of gas separation, including acidic gas removal, oxygen enrichment, gas and vapor separation, hydrogen separation, and gas sensing. Final sections cover applications for sustainable energy usage, including the use of synthetic polymer membranes in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), and more.

This is a highly valuable guide for researchers, scientists, and advanced students, working with polymer membranes and films, and across polymer science, polymer chemistry, materials science, chemical e

Key Features

  • Explains the design, preparation and characterization of synthetic polymer-based membranes for advanced applications
  • Provides a clear picture of the state-of-the-art in the field, including novel fabrication approaches and the latest advances in physico-chemical characterizations
  • Supports the development and implementation of innovative, sustainable solutions to water treatment, gas separation and energy devices


Material researchers, Industrial sectors, engineers, students and laboratory technologists, industrial researchers, university professors, and graduate students in all membrane science fields

Table of Contents

Part 1: Advanced Water Treatment applications of Synthetic Polymer Membrane: Structure, Preparation and Applications
1. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Oily Wastewater Treatment
Norhaniza Yusof
2. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Desalination
Puyam S. Singh
3. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Dyes and Pigments Removal
Arun Isloor
4. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Photodegradation of Organic Hazardous Materials
Farhana Aziz Aziz
5. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Heavy Metal Removal
I Gede Wenten
6. Application of polymer-base membrane for nutrient removal and recovery in wastewater
Watsa Khongnakorn
7. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Removing Volatile Organic Compounds from Water
Nur Hidayati Othman
8. Forward Osmosis Membrane for Water Purification
Suman Dutta

Part 2:  Gas Separation applications of Synthetic Polymer Membrane: Structure, Preparation and Applications 
9. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Acidic Gas Removal
Kazukiyo Nagai and Shuichi Sato
10. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Oxygen Enrichment
Ali Kargari
11. Synthetic Polymeric Membranes for Gas and Vapor Separations
Syed Abdollatif Hashemifard
12. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Hydrogen Separation
Wan Norharyati Wan Salleh
13. Synthetic Polymer-based Membranes for Gas Separation: State-of-the-art: 2D fillers
Kyle James Berean

Part 3: Energy Sustainability Application of Synthetic Polymer Membrane: Structure, Preparation and Applications 
14. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Microbial Fuel Cell
Mostafa Rahimnejad
15. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) applications
Juhana Jaafar
16. Polymeric Composite Membranes for Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (AEMFC)
Vijayalekshmi Vijayakumar and Dipak Khastgir
17. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Lithium Ion Batteries
Senentxu Lanceros
18. Synthetic Polymer-based Membrane for Pressure Retarded Osmosis
Pei Sean Goh


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About the Editor

Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

A.F. Ismail is a Professor at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), where he runs a membrane technology research group at AMTEC. He has also held the post of Dean of Research for the Materials and Manufacturing Alliance at UTM. Dr. Ismail’s research interests cover membrane formation, membranes for wastewaster treatment and gas separation, and nanofibers and nanostructured materials for energy applications. He has authored or edited 4 books, and published several book chapters. Dr. Ismail has received several awards, including the ASEAN Young Scientist and Technologist Award in 2001 (the first Malaysian to receive this award), the Malaysian Young Scientist Award in 2000, and the Malaysian Intellectual Property Award for the Patent Category, and the Merdeka Award for Scholastic Achievements in 2014. He was also the first Malaysian scientist to twice win the National Innovation Award in Waste to Wealth and Product categories, both in 2009 and 2011. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is the Founder and First Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC). His research interest are in development of polymeric, inorganic and novel mixed matrix membranes for water desalination, waste water treatment, gas separation processes, membrane for palm oil refining, photocatalytic membrane for removal of emerging contaminants, development of haemodialysis membrane and polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell applications. His research has been published in many high impact factor journals. He also actively authored many academic books in this field which published by reputable international publishers. He is the author and co-author of over 600 refereed journals. He has authored 6 books, over 50 book chapters and 4 edited books, 6 Patents granted, 14 Patents pending. His h-index is 66 with cumulative citation of over 19,300. He won more than 150 awards national and internationally. Among the most prestigious award won is the Merdeka Award for the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Category at 4th September 2014, Malaysia’s Rising Star Award 2016 for Frontier Researcher category at 1st November 2016, Malaysia’s Research Star Award 2017 on 5 October 2017, Malaysia’s Research Start Award 2018. Recently, He was appointed as UNESCO Chair on Groundwater Arsenic within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He is the Chairman of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (Southern Region), Fellow of The Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Chartered Engineer in the UK (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE). Ahmad Fauzi also served as the Editorial Board Members of Desalination, Journal of Membrane Water Treatment, Jurnal Teknologi, Journal of Membrane Science and Research, Journal of Membrane and Separation Technology and the Advisory editorial board member of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. He involved extensively in R&D&C for national and multinational companies related to membrane-based processes for industrial application and currently have two spin off companies. He is the founder of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC) and now recognized as Higher Education Centre of Excellence (HICoE). Currently Ahmad Fauzi is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, UTM.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Wan Norharyati Wan Salleh

Wan Norharyati Wan Salleh is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia, and an active research fellow at the Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), UTM. She is also the Deputy Head of Inorganic Membrane Research Group in UTM. Her research interests lie in the field of fabrication of nanostructured materials for membrane-based separation processes. One of the main focuses of her research is the applications of membranes for acidic gas removal and wastewater treatment. Her present research also includes design of novel photocatalyst for degradation of organic pollutants in wastewater. Her enthusiasm and dedication towards her research are reflected in her numerous scientific publications in high impact factor international referred journals and academics books. Until 2019, Dr. Wan Norharyati has authored more than 90 research papers in leading high impact international journals and 5 book chapters. Her current h-index is 19.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

Norhaniza Yusof

Norhaniza Yusof is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia, and an active senior research fellow at Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), UTM. She is also the Deputy Head of Nanostructured Materials Research Group in UTM. Her research area focused on the membrane preparation and application, and also nanofibers fabrication for gas storage application. She has published more than 70 indexed papers in leading international journal, 5 book chapters, one original book, and one edited book and has lead 11 research grants. Her current h-index is 9. Dr. Yusof’s research has been recognized with the Excellent Service Award of UTM in 2015 and as the recipient of UTMShine in 2019. She has three patents filed under MyIPO and has won Best of the Best Research Award in Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX) UTM in 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

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