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2nd Edition

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

ISBN 9781466555563
Published April 9, 2015 by CRC Press
878 Pages - 51 Color & 532 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Handbook of Membrane Separations: Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food, and Biotechnological Applications, Second Edition provides detailed information on membrane separation technologies from an international team of experts.

The handbook fills an important gap in the current literature by providing a comprehensive discussion of membrane applications in the chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries as well as in the treatment of toxic industrial effluents.

This revised second edition has been updated and expanded with discussions of new membrane products and processes and novel applications in engineering, life sciences, and energy conversion.

It also includes new chapters in the field of membrane science and technology covering recent advances in RO and UF, ionic liquids, nanotechnology, roles of membrane in power generation, updates on fuel cells, new membrane extraction configuration, and other important topics.

The handbook is equally suited for the newcomer to the field as it is for process engineers and research scientists (membranologists/membrane experts) who are interested in obtaining more advanced information about specific applications. It provides readers with a comprehensive and well-balanced overview of the present state of membrane science and technology.

Table of Contents


Membrane Applications in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries and in the Conservation of Natural Resources: Introduction
Anil Kumar Pabby, Syed S.H. Rizvi, and Ana Maria Sastre Requena

Advanced Materials in Ultrafiltration and Nanofiltration Membranes
W.J. Lau, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Takeshi Matsuura, N.A. Nazri, and E. Yuliwati

Reverse Osmosis Membrane
Dipak Rana, Takeshi Matsuura, Mohd Azraai Kassim, and Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

Industrial Applications of Membrane Contactors
Anil Kumar Pabby, J.V. Sonawane, Ana Maria Sastre Requena, and Y. Kulkarni

Membrane Applications in Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry
A. Brunetti, G. Barbieri, and Enrico Drioli

Membrane and Monolithic Convective Chromatographic Supports
E. Avramescu, Zandrie Borneman, and M. Wessling

Membranes in Gas Separation
May-Britt Hägg and Liyuan Deng

Pervaporation: Theory, Practice, and Applications in the Chemical and Allied Industries
Vishwas G. Pangarkar and Samit Kumar Ray

Ceramic Membranes Technology: Current Applications and Future Development
Christian Guizard and Adam Stevenson

Techniques to Enhance Performance of Liquid-Phase Membrane Processes by Improved Control of Concentration Polarization
S. Chang and A.G. Fane

Zeolite Membranes: Synthesis, Characterization, Important Applications, and Recent Advances
P. Pina, Manuel Arruebo, and Reyes Mallada

Current Challenges in Reducing Membrane Fouling
Mattheus F.A. Goosen

Membrane Extraction in Preconcentration, Sampling, and Trace Analysis
Jan Åke Jönsson and Estelle Larsson

Advancements in Membrane Processes for Pharmaceutical Applications
Ralf Kuriyel, Masatake Fushijima, and Gary W. Jung

Membranes in Drug Delivery
Simona Maria Fiorentino, Rossella Farra, Barbara Dapas, Bruna Scaggiante, Federica Tonon, Gabriele Grassi, and Mario Grassi

Chitosan and Its Derivatives as Potential Materials for Membrane Technology
Rajesha Kumar and Arun M. Isloor


Membrane Applications in Biotechnology, Food Processing, Life Sciences, and Energy Conversion: Introduction
Anil Kumar Pabby, Ana Maria Sastre Requena, and Syed S.H. Rizvi

Membranes in Power Generation: A Review of Current Uses and Emerging Applications
Dhaval Bhandari, Anthony Y. Ku, and Surinder Singh

Applications of Membrane Technology in the Dairy Industry
P.A. Marcelo and Syed S.H. Rizvi

Transporting and Separating Molecules Using Tailored Nanotube Membranes
Kexin Jiao, Punit Kohli, and Charles R. Martin

Proton-Conducting Membranes for Fuel Cells
Vineet Rao, Norbert Kluy, Wenbo Ju, and Ulrich Stimming

On the Use of Ionic Liquid Technology for the Selective Separation of Organic Compounds and Metal Ions
A.P. de los Ríos, F.J. Hernández-Fernández, L.J. Lozano, C. Godínez, S. Sánchez-Segado, F.J. Alguacil, F. Tomás-Alonso, and S. Galai

A Critical View on Separation Processes by Membrane Technology Applied in Vegetable Oil Refining
Cesar de Morais Coutinho


Membrane Applications in Industrial Waste Management (Including Nuclear), Environmental Engineering and Future Trends in Membrane Science: Introduction
Anil Kumar Pabby and Ana Maria Sastre Requena

Advancement in Membrane Methods for Liquid Radioactive Waste Processing: Current Opportunities, Challenges, and the Global Scenario
Grazyna Zakrzewska-Trznadel

Overview and the Current Status of Membrane-Based Processing of Radioactive Nuclear Plant Waste: Evaluation of Some Case Studies
Anil Kumar Pabby, J.V. Sonawane, S.K. Gupta, S.R. Sawant, N.S. Rathore, and Y. Kulkarni

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

Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment
Eoin Syron and Eoin Casey

Concentration-Driven Membrane Processes for the Recovery of Valuable Compounds from Industrial Wastes
Eugenio Bringas, M. Fresnedo San Román, Ana M. Urtiaga, and Inmaculada Ortiz

Membrane Contactors for the Absorption of Carbon Dioxide from Gaseous Streams: State of the Art on Membrane Improvements
Alessandra Criscuoli and Enrico Drioli

Liquid Membranes for Studies Involving Nuclear Waste Remediation Using Hollow-Fiber Contactors
Seraj A. Ansari, Pankaj Kandwal, and Prasanta K. Mohapatra

Hollow-Fiber Renewal and Strip Dispersion Liquid Membrane Techniques: Application for Metal Separation, Recovery, and Wastewater Treatment
Anil Kumar Pabby, Suman C. Roy, J.V. Sonawane, N.S. Rathore, C.B. Patil, Ana Maria Sastre Requena, and Y. Kulkarni

Future Progress in Membrane Engineering
Enrico Drioli and Gianluca Di Profio

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Anil Kumar Pabby is a scientific officer at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in India. He is associated with the activities of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) including research and development work. He received his PhD from the University of Mumbai, India, and did his postdoctoral work at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Pabby has more than 170 publications to his credit, including 20 chapters, and 2 patents on nondispersive membrane technology. He has also served as consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria.

Syed S.H. Rizvi is an international professor of food process engineering in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He received his PhD from Ohio State University in Columbus. Dr. Rizvi’s laboratory conducts research on experimental and theoretical aspects of bioseparation processes using supercritical fluids and membranes, high-pressure extrusion with supercritical carbon dioxide, physical and engineering properties of biomaterials, and novel food processing technologies. Dr. Rizvi has published over 160 technical papers and coauthored or edited 6 books. He serves on the editorial board of several journals and holds 7 patents.

Ana Maria Sastre Requena is a professor of chemical engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, where she has been teaching chemistry for more than 35 years. She received her PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and did her postdoctoral research work at the Laboratoire de Chimie Minerale de l’Ecole Europeenne des Hautes Etudes des Industries Chimiques d’Estrasbourg in France. Her areas of research include solvent extraction, solvent impregnated resins, and membrane technology. Dr. Sastre has published over 200 journal articles and presented more than 80 papers in international conferences. She holds 6 patent applications and is a reviewer of many international journals.