1st Edition

Functional Polymers and Nanomaterials for Emerging Membrane Applications

    170 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides an overview of the development and selection of functional polymers and nanomaterials for membrane development and their applications. It covers the definition, classification, and preparation of various functional polymers and nanocomposites, and highlights potential applications of functional polymers and nanomaterials in membrane technology.

    • Details the selection of structural and functional materials, as well as material synthesis, modification, and characterization techniques
    • Describes emerging applications of functional materials in wastewater treatment, desalination, energy, and bioremediation
    • Includes numerous industrial case studies, practical examples and questions, providing a comprehensive introduction to the topic
    • Discusses industrial potential, implementation, and limitations

    By combining aspects of both science and technology, this book serves as a useful resource for scientists and engineers working on membrane applications of materials.

    1. Introduction of Functional Nanomaterial and Polymers. 2. Classification of Functional Nanomaterials and Polymers. 3. Preparation of Functional Nanomaterials and Polymers. 4. Structural Properties of Functional Nanomaterials and Polymers. 5. Functional Nanomaterials and Pilymers for Wastewater Treatment. 6. Functional Nanomaterials and Polymers for Desalination. 7. Funtional Nanomaterials and Polymeric Materials for Bioremediation. 8. Energy Applications of Functional Nanomaterials and Polymers. 9. Potentials and Challenges of Functional Nanomaterials and Polymers. 10. Conclusion: Functional Nanomaterials and Polymers.


    G. Arthanareeswaran is Professor and Group Leader of Membrane Research Laboratory, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. He completed his Master’s degree in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals and Ph.D. in the Development of Membranes and Application Membrane Processes, both from Anna University, India.

    Pei Sean Goh is Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). She received her Ph.D. in Gas Engineering from UTM. Pei Sean is also a Research Fellow of Advanced Membrane Research Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), UTM and the Head of Nanostructured Materials Research Group at UTM.

    S. A. Gokula Krishnan is pursuing his Ph.D. at the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. He completed his Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Biotechnology from K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, affiliated with Anna University, and his postgraduate degree with a specialization in Industrial Biotechnology from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India.