Hollow Fibers and Nanofibers in Membrane Science
Preparation, Characterization, and Applications
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Despite a large number of books related to membrane technology and membrane processes, books specifically intended for and focused on fibers used in membrane applications are still lacking. Since the development of the first modules, hollow fibers have totally revolutionized the world of membranes—thanks to the new technological breakthroughs and innovative materials discovered. The importance of a book putting hollow fibers in the spotlight owes to this type of configuration being more and more appreciated, particularly in large-scale applications. Moreover, the advent of nanofibers has injected new vitality in biomedical research, in air and water separation and filtration processes, and in the emerging areas of nanotechnology. This book singles out and highlights the unique properties that hollow fibers and nanofibers display both in the fields where they already represent the dominant configuration and in the areas where their full exploitation is still hindered by economic and technological constraints.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Hollow Fiber Membranes
F. Galiano and A. Figoli
2. Preparation and Characterization of Polymeric Hollow Fibers by Phase Inversion Techniques
F. Galiano, F. Russo, and A. Figoli
3. Preparation and Characterization of Polymeric Nanofibers by Electrospinning
S. Santoro, J. Aragó, and E. Curcio
4. Preparation and Characterization of Inorganic Hollow Fibers
S. Almaie, M. S. Seyed Dorraji, and H. Daneshvar
5. Preparation and Characterization of Mixed Matrix Hollow Fibers
H. Daneshvar and M. S. Seyed Dorraji
6. Hollow Fibers in Micro-and Ultra-Filtration Processes of the Agro-food Production
C. Conidi and A. Cassano
7. Hollow Fibers for Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration
J. Su and T.-S. Chung
8. Fiber-based Membrane Distillation for Desalination and Wastewater Treatment
F. Macedonio and A. Criscuoli
9. Hollow Fiber Membranes for Gas Separation
E. Esposito, M. Monteleone, A. Fuoco, M. Longo, and J. C. Jansen
10. Hollow Fibers for Pervaporation Separations
11. Hollow Fiber and Nanofiber Membranes in Bioartificial Organs and Tissue Engineering
S. Morelli, A. Piscioneri, S. Salerno, R. Matos, P. I. P. Soares, J. C. Silva, J. P. Borges, and L. De Bartolo
Alberto Figoli is director of the National Research Council of Italy (ITM-CNR) since 2019, which he joined in 2001 as a researcher. He holds a graduate degree in food science and technology from the University of Milan, Italy, and a PhD in membrane science from the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He is an expert of membrane technology, particularly membrane preparation and characterization and its application in the environmental studies. He is involved in several international and national projects as an ITM-CNR scientific coordinator and/or a participant. He has authored more than 230 scientific papers and chapters in international journals and holds 3 national/international patents on membrane technology. He has edited six books and several special journal issues.
Mir Saeed Seyed Dorraji is an associate professor at the Research Laboratory of Applied Chemistry, University of Zanjan, Iran. He earned his PhD in the field of applied chemistry (polymer technology) from the University of Tabriz, Iran. He holds 5 national patents and has authored more than 50 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and some book chapters. His research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and application of nanostructured materials for membrane technologies, photocatalytic processes, and coatings.
Francesco Galiano is a researcher at ITM since 2019. He completed his graduation in pharmacy (2009) and PhD in membrane science (2013) from the University of Calabria, Italy. His main research activities are oriented toward the preparation, characterization, and application of polymeric membranes (both in flat and hollow fiber configuration) for water treatment and purification processes. He has authored more than 70 scientific articles and some book chapters, holds 2 international/national patents, and has presented more than 70 papers in national and international conferences.