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1st Edition

Membrane Desalination
From Nanoscale to Real World Applications

Edited By

Andreas Sapalidis

ISBN 9780367030797
Published September 14, 2020 by CRC Press
400 Pages 182 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book aims to provide details about membrane desalination processes, starting from basic concepts leading to real world implementation. Chapters cover novel research topics such as biomimetic and nanocomposite membranes, nanostructured fillers for mixed matrix membranes, advanced characterization techniques and molecular modeling. Additionally, engineering and economical aspects of desalination as well as the exploitation of green energy sources are thoroughly presented. This books targets bridging the gap between the everyday research laboratory practices with practical application demands, so that the readers gain a global perspective of all desalination challenges.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to membrane desalination

Andreas A. Sapalidis,Evangelos P. Kouvelos, George E. Romanos, Nick K. Kanellopoulos

Chapter 2: Membrane Materials Design Trends: Nano Additives

Shadia R. Tewfik , Mohamed H. Sorour , Abdelghani M.G. Abulnour , Hayam F. Shaalan , Heba A. Hani , Marwa M.H. El-Sayed , Yomna O. Abdelrahman, Eman S. Sayed, Aya N. Mohamed, Amany A. Al-Mansoup ,Nourhan A. Shawky

Chapter 3: Functionalization routes for the successful incorporation of carbon-based nano-additives into polymeric membranes

Myrsini Kyriaki Antoniou, Andreas A. Sapalidis, Zili Sideratou

Chapter 4: Nanohybrid graphene-based materials for advanced wastewater treatment: Adsorption and membrane technology

George Z. Kyzas, Evangelos P. Favvas, Athanasios C. Mitropoulos

Chapter 5. State of the art and perspectives in membranes for membrane distillation/membrane crystallization

Carmen Meringolo ,Gianluca Di Profio, Efrem Curcio, Elena Tocci, Enrico Drioli, Enrica Fontananova

Chapter 6. Artificial Water Channels - toward next-generation Reverse Osmosis Membranes

Maria Di Vincenzo, Sophie Cerneaux, Istvan Kocsis, Mihail Barboiu

Chapter 7: Desalination Membranes: Characterization Techniques

Rund Abu-Zurayk, Mohammed R. Qtaishat, Abeer Al Bawab

Chapter 8. Molecular Modelling of Carbon-based Membranes for Desalination

Georgia Karataraki,Anastasios Gotzias,Elena Tocci

Chapter 9: Virtual Material Design: a powerful tool for the development of high efficiency porous media

Stephan Barbe and Aron Kneer

Chapter 10: Estimation of process parameters in industrial membrane manufacture using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Stéphan Barbe, Fei Wang, Aron Kneer, Michael Metze, Christian Wenning, Patrick Altschuh, Britta Nestler

Chapter 11: Energy Efficiency of Reverse Osmosis Desalination

Mohamed T. Mito and Philip A. Davies

Chapter 12: Membrane fouling and scaling in reverse osmosis

Nirajan Dhakal, Almotasembellah Abushaban, Nasir Mangal, Mohanad Abunada, Jan C. Schippers

Maria D Kennedy

Chapter 13: Sustainable Development & Future Trends in Desalination Technology

Mattheus Goosen and Hacene Mahmoudi


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Andreas Sapalidis was born in Florina, Greece (1979) and studied Petroleum Engineering in the Technological Institute of Kavala, Greece (2002). In 2004 obtained a Master in Science from Department of Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry/Polymer Science) from the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens and on 2009 a PhD from the same Department with Thesis entitled “Preparation and characterization of polymeric nanocomposites materials”. He is a member of Membranes and Microporous Materials for Environmental Separations Laboratory (MESL) since 2001, with research interests the novel preparation and characterization techniques of nanostructured materials. He has extensive experience on the following characterization techniques: Atomic force microscopy, SEM, TEM, permeability methods, scattering methods (X-ray & neutrons), mechanical properties, Thermogravimetric analysis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Nitrogen and Mercury porosimetry and Absorption methods. He is an author of 27 research papers (>600 citations, h-index 12, i10 index 15) and 1 book chapter. He participated in 15 European and national projects while he scientifically supervised one national and currently coordinates a European project in the area of seawater desalination.