3rd Edition

Handbook of Membrane Separations Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food, and Biotechnological Applications

    600 Pages 144 Color & 157 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    600 Pages 144 Color & 157 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The third edition of the Handbook of Membrane Separations: Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food, and Biotechnological Applications provides a comprehensive discussion of membrane applications. Fully updated to include the latest advancements in membrane science and technology, it is a one-of-its-kind overview of the existing literature. This fully illustrated handbook is written by experts and professionals in membrane applications from around the world.

    Key Features:

    • Includes entirely new chapters on organic solvent-resistant nanofiltration, membrane condensers, membrane-reactors in hydrogen production, membrane materials for haemodialysis, and integrated membrane distillation
    • Covers the full spectrum of membrane technology and its advancements
    • Explores membrane applications in a range of fields, from biotechnological and food processing to industrial waste management and environmental engineering

    This book will appeal to both newcomers to membrane science as well as engineers and scientists looking to expand their knowledge on upcoming advancements in the field.

    About the Editors

    List of Contributors





      1. Membranes applications in chemical biochemical, food

    processing and pharmaceutical industries: An Introduction

    Anil K Pabby, S. R. Wickrmasinghe and A.M. Sastre

    2. Reverse Osmosis Membrane

    Dipak Rana, Takeshi Matsuura, Mohd Azraai Kassim,

    Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

    3. Organic solvent resistant nanofiltratin

    Parag R. Nemade , Olviya S. Gonsalves, P. S. V. Vaishnavi

    4. Membrane condensers for air purification and water recovery

    M. Frappa, F. Macedonio, E. Drioli

    5. Membranes in gas separation

    May-Britt Hägg, Liyuan Deng and Zhongde Dai

    6. Techniques to enhance performance of liquid-phase membrane

    processes by improved control of concentration polarization

    S. Chang and Anthony G. Fane

    7. Current challenges in reducing membrane fouling

    M.F.A. Goosen

    8. Membranes Processes and Developments for Biochemical and

    Pharmaceutical Separations

    Chidambaram T. and S R Wickrmasinghe

    9. Expansive applications of chitosan and its derivatives in membrane


    P. Satishkumar, Arun M. Isloor and Ramin Farnood

    10. A review on Diverse Membrane Materials for Hemodialysis

    Pallavi K.C, Arun M. Isloor, and

    Sowmya M. Kumar, Abdul Wahab Mohammad

    11. Role of Membranes and Membrane-Reactor in Hydrogen Production

    Nitish Mittal, Dhaval Bhandari

    12. Advances and applications of ionic liquids for the extraction of

    organics and metal ions

    Adrián Hernández-Fernández, V.M. Ortiz-Martínez, A.P. de los Ríos,

    F.J. Hernández-Fernández, S. Sánchez-Segado

    13. Membrane applications in dairy science

    George Q. Chen and Sandra E. Kentish

    14. Metal-Organic Framework Containing Polymeric Membranes for

    Fuel Cells

    Shivarama B, Arun M. Isloor , Ch.Sn. Murthy and Balakrishna

    Prabhu, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

    15. Recent developments on supported Pd membranes for hydrogen

    separation and membrane reactors

    David Alfredo Pacheco Tanaka and Fausto Gallucci




    16 Membranes applications in industrial waste

    management (including nuclear), environmental engineering and

    future trends in membrane science: Introduction

    Anil K. Pabby, S. R. Wickramasinghe and A.M. Sastre

    17 Integrated membrane distillation approaches for sustainable desalination

    and water/resource recovery

    V Sangeetha and Noel Jacob Kaleekkal

    18. Advancement in Membrane Methods for Liquid Radioactive Waste

    Processing: Current Opportunities, Challenges and the Global World


    Grażyna Zakrzewska-Kołtuniewicz

    19. Polymer Inclusion Membranes

    Spas D. Kolev, M. Inês G. S. Almeida and Robert W. Cattrall

    20. Electromembrane processes: Recent advances, applications, and

    future perspectives

    Madupathi Madhumala, Tallam Aarti and Sundergopal Sridhar

    21. Membrane applications for valorization routes of industrial brines and

    mining waters: examples of resource recovery schemes

    J. Lopez, M. Reig, J.L. Cortina

    22. Concentration-driven membrane processes for the recovery of

    valuable compounds from industrial wastes

    Eugenio Bringas, M. Fresnedo San Román, Ana M. Urtiaga,

    Inmaculada Ortiz

    23. Salts recovery from brines through Membrane Crystallization


    M. Frappa, F. Alessandro, E. Drioli, F. Macedonio

    24. A sustainable approach for dye removal from industrial effluent

    using membrane based techniques-Recent advances and future


    Pallavi Mahajan-Tatpate, Vikrant Gaikwad, Anil K Pabby

    25. Membrane bioreactors for waste water treatment: Recent

    advances, challenges and future perspectives

    Nethravathi, Arun M. Isloor and Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

    26. Process Intensification in water treatment using membrane technology

    Enrico Drioli, Francesca Macedonio, Elena Tocci


    Dr. Anil Kumar Pabby is recently retired from one of the pioneer research centers of India, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Tarapur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, as Scientific Officer (Senior Scientist) and associated with Department of Atomic Energy activities including research and development work under a DAE program. He did his Ph.D. from University of Mumbai, India and subsequently carried out his postdoctoral work at Technical university of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Pabby has more than 190 publications to his credit including 20 chapters and two patent on non-dispersive membrane technology. He was invited to join as an associate editor of International journal ‘Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry’ during 2002-2005. He has also served as consultant to IAEA, Vienna, Austria for developing technical book volume on "Application of membrane technologies for liquid radioactive waste processing". Dr. Pabby has taken a leading role in publishing "Handbook of membrane separation: Chemical, pharmaceutical, food and biotechnological applications’ in July 2008 by CRC Press, New York, USA. The second edition of this book is published in April 2015. Dr. Pabby has been a regular reviewer for several national and international journals and also serving in editorial board of few reputed international journals. His research interest includes membrane based solvent extraction, liquid membrane and its modeling aspects, pressure driven membrane processes, macrocyclic compounds etc. Dr Pabby has been elected as a Fellow of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences (FMASc) in 2003 for his outstanding contribution in membrane science and technology. Also, he has been awarded with prestigious Tarun Datta Memorial award (instituted by Indian Association Nuclear Chemist and Allied Scientist ) for his contribution in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for the year 2005. He is appointed as Associate Professor and Ph.D. guide and also M.Tech guide, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai. He is serving as Secretary, Indian Association Nuclear Chemist and Allied Scientist, Tarapur chapter since 2008. He has delivered several keynote/plenary/invited talk in national and international conferences. He has also served as chairman of the different sessions in conference in India and abroad .

    Dr. Ranil Wickramasinghe has published over 200 peer reviewed journal articles, several book chapters and is co-editor of a book on responsive membrane and materials. He is active in the American Institute of Chemical Engineeers and the North American Membrane Society. He is executive editor of Separation Science and Technology. Prof Wickramasinghe’s research interests are in membrane science and technology. His research focuses on synthetic membrane-based separation processes for purification of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, treatment and reuse of water and for the production of biofuels. Typical unit operations include: microfiltration, ultrafiltration, virus filtration, nanofiltration, membrane extraction etc. A current research focus is surface modification of membranes in order to impart unique surface properties. His group is actively developing responsive membranes. These membranes change their physical properties in response to changed environmental conditions. A second research focus is the development of catalytic membranes for biomass hydrolysis by grafting catalytic groups to the membrane surface. Prof Wickramasinghe obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Melbourne, Australia in Chemical Engineering. He obtained his PhD from the University of Minnesota, also in Chemical Engineering. He worked for 5 years in the biotechnology/biomedical industry in the Boston area before joining the faculty of Chemical Engineering at Colorado State University. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas in 2011 where he holds the Ross E Martin Chair in Emerging Technologies and is an Arkansas Research Alliance Scholar. 

    Ana Maria Sastre is a professor of Chemical Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain), where she has been teaching Chemistry for more than 40 years. She received the Ph.D. from Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1982 and has been working for many years in the field of solvent extraction, solvent impregnated resins and membrane technology and adsorption processes. She was a visiting fellow at Department of Inorganic Chemistry, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, during 1980-1981 and carried out postdoctoral research work during October 1986-April 1987 at Laboratoire de Chimie Minerale, de l’Ecole Europeenne des Hautes Etudes des Industries Chimiques d’Estrasbourg, France. During 2015 she was Fulbright visiting scholar at Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Sastre has published more than 200 journal publications and more than 80 papers in international conferences. She holds 7 patent applications. She has advised 13 Ph.D. students and 16 master theses and is a reviewer of many international journals. She was awarded the "Narcis Monturiol medal for scientific and technological merits" given by the Generalitat de Catalunya for outstanding contribution in science and technology in 2003. Prof. Sastre has been the head of the Chemical Engineering Department from 1999 till 2005 and from 2006 till 2013 has been Vicepresident for Academic Policy of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.