1st Edition

Application of Nanotechnology in Membranes for Water Treatment

    366 Pages
    by CRC Press

    366 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The book focuses on Application of Nanotechnology in Membranes for Water Treatment but not only provides a series of innovative solutions for water reclamation through advanced membrane technology but also serves as a medium to promote international cooperation and networking for the development of advanced membrane technology for Universal well-being and to achieve the common goal of supplying economically, environmentally and societally sustainable freshwater and better sanitation systems. This book is unique because the chapters were authored by established researchers all around the globe based on their recent research findings. In addition, this book provides a holistic coverage of membrane development for water treatment, from the membrane preparation and characterizations to the performance for specific processes and applications. Since that water scarcity has become a global risk and one of the most serious challenges for the scientific community in this century, the publication of this book is therefore significant as it will serve as a medium for a good reference of an alternative solution in water reclamation.

    This book will provide the readers with a thorough understanding of the different available approaches for manufacturing membranes both with innovative polymeric systems and inorganic nano-materials which could give enhanced functionalities, catalytic and antimicrobial activities to improve the performance of the existing membranes. It will be useful for leading decision and policy makers, water sector representatives and administrators, policy makers from the governments, business leaders, business houses in water treatment, and engineers/ scientists from both industrialized and developing countries as well.

    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Alberto Figoli, Jan Hoinkis, Sacide Altinkaya, Jochen Bundschuh

    Section I: Membrane development and characterization
    Chapter 2: Fabrication and application areas of nanocomposite flat-sheet membranes
    Chapter 3: Polymerizable microemulsion membranes: from basic to applications
    Chapter 4: The use of layer-by-layer technique in the fabrication of thin film composite membranes for water treatment
    Chapter 5: Stimulus-responsive nano-structured bio-hybrid membranes reactors in water treatment
    Chapter 6: Study of carbon nanotubes’ embedment into porous polymeric membranes for waste-water treatment
    Chapter 7: Effects of the solvent ratio on carbon nanotube blended polymeric membranes
    Chapter 8: Photocatalytic activity and synthesis procedures of TiO2 nanoparticles for potential applications in membranes
    Chapter 9: Application of nano-sized TiO2 in membrane technology
    Chapter 10: Nanosized metal oxides (NMOs) and polyoxometalates (POMs) for antibacterial water treatment
    Chapter 11: Atomic Force Microscopy investigations of filtration membranes

    Section II: Modeling and simulation
    Chapter 12: Molecular simulations of water and ion transport through nanoporous membranes
    Chapter 13: Carbon nanotubes used in polymer membranes for wastewater purification: an ab-initio theoretical study

    Section III: Membrane processes
    Chapter 14: Recovery of bioactive compounds in citrus wastewater by membrane operations
    Chapter 15: Integration of membrane bioreactor (MBR) treatment with nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) processes for wastewater reclamation and reuse


    Alberto Figoli, Jan Hoinkis, Sacide Alsoy Altinkaya, Jochen Bundschuh