1st Edition

Advanced Materials for Wastewater Treatment and Desalination Fundamentals to Applications

    378 Pages 114 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Advanced Materials for Wastewater Treatment and Desalination: Fundamentals to Applications offers a comprehensive overview of current progress in the development of advanced materials used in wastewater treatment and desalination. The book is divided into two major sections, covering both fundamentals and applications.

    This book:

    • Describes the synthesis and modification of advanced materials, including metal oxides, carbonaceous materials, perovskite-based materials, polymer-based materials, and advanced nanocomposites
    • Examines relevant synthesis routes and mechanisms as well as correlates materials' properties with their characterization
    • Details new fabrication techniques including green synthesis, solvent-free, and energy-saving synthesis approaches
    • Highlights various applications, such as removal of organic contaminants, discoloration of dye wastewater, petrochemical wastewater treatment, and electrochemically-enhanced water treatment

    With chapters written by leading researchers from around the world, this book will be of interest to chemical, materials, and environmental engineers working on progressing materials applications to improve water treatment technologies.

    Section I: Fundamentals, 1. Graphitic Carbon Nitride (g-C3N4)-Based Photocatalysts for Wastewater Treatment, 2. Metal-Organic Frameworks for Wastewater Treatment, 3. Impact of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles on Adsorptive and Photocatalytic Schemes, 4. 2D Nanostructures for Membrane-Enabled Water Desalination: Graphene and Beyond, 5. Investigating Thin-Film Composite Membranes Prepared by Interaction between Trimesoyl Chloride with M-Phenylenediamine and Piperazine on Nylon 66 and Performance in Isopropanol Dehydration, 6. Sustainable Carbonaceous Nanomaterials for Wastewater Treatment: State-of-the-Art and Future Insights, 7. Magnetic Materials and Their Application in Water Treatment, Section II: Applications, 8. Direct Membrane Filtration for Wastewater Treatment, 9. 3D Printing Technology for the Next Generation of Greener Membranes towards Sustainable Water Treatment, 10. Nanohybrid Membrane for Natural Rubber Wastewater Treatment, 11. Mixed Matrix Membrane (MMM) in the Agriculture Industry, 12. Water Filtration and Organo-Silica Membrane Application for Peat Water Treatment and Wetland Saline Water Desalination, 13. Eco-Friendly Dye Degradation Approaches for Doped Metal Oxides


    Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is the Founding Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Prof. Fauzi graduated with a B.Eng. (Petroleum Engineering) and M.Sc. in (Chemical Engineering) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He has awarded the Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. in Chemical and Process Engineering at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, specializing in Membrane Manufacturing Technology. He has completed his PhD study in less than three years. He is the author of over 800 papers in refereed journals and over 50 book chapters. He has authored or co-authored 6 books and edited or co-edited 11 books, 9 patents granted and 21 patents pending. His current Scopus h-index 77 (Citation 26,547) & Web of Science h-index 72 (Citation 23,942). He has supervised 56 PhD and 51 MSc students to completion as well as having supervised 10 post-doctoral fellows. He received more than 130 awards both at National and International level. Among the prestigious awards won are The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize in Engineering Sciences for 2019, Merdeka Award for the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Category on 4th September 2014, three times Malaysia’s Rising Star Award by Clarivate Analytics (2016, 2017, 2018). He has been awarded Malaysia Young Scientist Award in 2000; ASEAN Young Scientist Award in 2001. He also won National Academic Award (Innovation and Product Commercialization Category) in August 2013 and Malaysian Toray Science and Technology Foundation Award, on 28 November 2013. He has been named as one of Most Cited Researchers in the world by Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic in Chemical Engineering 2016. In 2004, The Cambridge Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England has listed him in the 2000 Outstanding Scientist of the 21th Century. In August 2006, he was awarded the British Chevening Royal Society Fellowship and was the only candidate being awarded by The British Council in that year. In August 1999, he was conferred a Gold Medal Discovery Award by UTM which had been presented by the Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad.

    Goh Pei Sean is Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). She received her PhD degree in Gas Engineering in 2012 in UTM. Pei Sean is an associate research fellow of the Advanced Membrane Research Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), UTM. She is also the Head of Nanostructured Materials Research Group in UTM. Her research interests focus on the synthesis of a wide range of nanostructured materials and their composites for membrane-based separation processes. One of the main focuses of her research is the applications of carbon-based nanomaterials and polymeric nanocomposite membranes for acidic gas removal as well as desalination and wastewater treatment. Pei Sean has authored or co-authored more than 140 research papers. She has also contributed 2 research books, 15 book chapters and 1 edited research book. Her research publication has received about 2500 citations and her current Scopus H-index is 28. Her inventions in nano-enabled membrane for CO2 and hemodialysis membrane have also been filed. She has also involved in consulting projects for industry applications. She is the Editorial Board for Membrane (MDPI) and Jurnal Teknology (ISI-indexed Journal) and the guest editor of the Special Issues of a few number of Q1 and Scopus indexed journals such as Nanomaterials (MDPI), Membrane and Emergeing Materials, She is Associate Member of Institute Kimia Malaysia and also a member of prestigious Global Young Academy (GYA).

    Hasrinah Hasbullah is an active research fellow of the Advanced Membrane Research Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), UTM and Director of Energy Engineering Department. Although, she is part of school management team, she is noted as an active researcher with total of 57 research grants amounting to more than RM14.3 millions, where she is the principal investigator to nine of them. This does not include Sakura Exchange Program in Science Grant that she was awarded with Kobe University in 2017 by Japan Science and Technology Agency with the amount of approximately RM92,000. With her local and international collaborations, Hasrinah had successfully published more than 100 publications in terms of journals (69 indexed journals), book chapters and conference proceedings on material and membrane science and technology as well as energy and separation. Her H-index is 11 with total citations of 395.

    Farhana Aziz is currently Senior Lecturer in Department of Energy Engineering, School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, and Associate Research Fellow of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). She graduated with B. Eng (Chemical Engineering), M.Eng (Gas Engineering), PhD (Gas Engineering) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2007, 2010 and 2015, respectively. She started his academic career when she was appointed as Lecturer in 2010 in Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang. Her passion and dedication towards her research are reflected in her numerous scientific publications in high impact international refereed journals and academic books. Until now, she already led few research grants and being member of more than 30 research projects. Her specialized research area includes nanomaterials synthesis and characterizations for gas separation, wastewater treatment and energy applications. Recently, Dr. Farhana has received an Excellent Service Award (2017), Publication Award (2018&2019) from UTM for her enthusiasm and dedication towards her teaching and research activities. She also has obtained a fellowship from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under AUN/SEED-Net Short-Term Research Program in Japan in Hokkaido University, Japan in 2017. She is also a member of the editorial board of Springer Nature Applied Sciences Journal and advisory editorial board member of Heliyon.

    "This book, edited by Ismail, Sean, Hasbullah, and Aziz (all, University of Technology Malaysia), comprises 13 chapters written by 42 contributors, mostly from universities in South and Southeast Asia. Each chapter includes an extensive list of references and numerous figures and tables. The preface identifies the target audience of the book as "material scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, professors and young researchers." Such readership seems appropriate to the high technical level found here. The chapters are gathered into two separate parts. Part 1 is on fundamentals, focusing on synthesis and construction of modern membranes. Topics include carbon-nitride photocatalytic membranes, 2D nanostructures, and carbon and magnetic nanomaterials. Part 2 is on applications, such as direct membrane filtration of conventional wastewater, desalination, dye wastewater treatment, and agricultural wastewater treatment, including from rubber production. Overall, this will be a useful resource for the target audience mentioned.

     Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, faculty, and professionals." 

    --D. A. Vaccari, Stevens Institute of Technology, Choice, November 2023