Membrane Distillation: Principle, Membrane Design and Hybrid System, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Membrane Distillation

Principle, Membrane Design and Hybrid System, 1st Edition

Edited by Kang-Jia Lu, Tai-Shung Chung

CRC Press

472 pages | 194 B/W Illus.

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This book aims to elaborate the basics and recent advances of membrane distillation (MD) as the same shows promise for seawater desalination and wastewater treatment. Starting with fundamentals of MD processes, including the heat and mass transfer analysis, energy evaluation and mathematical modelling, text includes engineering and molecular design of MD membranes. Various types of hybrid systems, including freeze desalination (FD)-MD, MD-crystallization (MDC), pressure retarded osmosis (PRO)-MD and forward osmosis (FO)-MD, will be discussed in this book. Further, it summarizes the future of MD from both industrial and academic perspectives along with energy sources and economic analysis.

Table of Contents

A: Fundamentals

  1. Introduction to membrane distillation (MD)
  2. Kang Jia Lu, Tai-Shung Chung

  3. Theoretical background and mathematical modelling of membrane distillation
  4. Kang Jia Lu, Zhen Lei Cheng

  5. Fundamental principles of MD membrane fabrication
  6. Jian Zuo

  7. Design and fabrication of PVDF membranes for MD from industrial perspectives
  8. Panu Sukitpaneenit

  9. Electrospun nanofiber membranes for membrane distillation
  10. Jiaxin Guo, Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Alicia Kyoungjin An

  11. Dual-layer and multi-bore membranes for membrane distillation
  12. Jian Zuo, Kang Jia Lu, Peng Wang

  13. Hydrophobic modifications of membranes with improved anti-wetting resistance
  14. Dieling Zhao

  15. Design of omniphobic interfaces for membrane distillation
  16. Kang Jia Lu, Yuanmiaoliang Chen, Tai-Shung Chung

  17. Using green solvents to fabricate MD membranes
  18. Jian Chang, Tai-Shung Chung

    B: Hybrid systems

  19. Membrane distillation - crystallizer (MDC)
  20. Lin Luo, Tai-Shung Chung

  21. Freeze desalination-membrane distillation (FD-MD) hybrid systems
  22. Jian Chang, Kang Jia Lu, Peng Wang, Tai-Shung Chung

  23. Pressure retarded osmosis-membrane distillation (PRO-MD)
  24. Zhen Lei Cheng, Gang Han

  25. Hybrid forward osmosis (FO) – MD processes
  26. Liang Shen, Yan Wang, Sui Zhang

  27. Freeze desalination-membrane distillation-crystallization (FD-MD-C)

Kang Jia Lu, Zhen Lei Cheng, Jian Chang, Lin Luo, Tai-Shung Chung

C. Pilots & economic studies

15. Analysis of economic feasibility for seawater desalination systems based on membrane distillation

Yong-jun Choi, Sangho Lee

    1. Membrane distillation for industrial water treatment: experiences from pilot trials

Mikel C. Duke, Noel Dow

About the Editors

Dr Kang-Jia Lu is a research fellow at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Her PhD and Bachelor (1st honor) were obtained from the same department. Her research interests include membrane fabrication, surface modification, system integration and simulation of various membrane applications, especially membrane distillation (MD). She was the leader of an MD project of S$2,600,880. She has published 11 research articles in Journal of Membrane Science, Environmental Science & Technology and other leading research journals. She also won the Faculty of Engineering 28th Innovation & Research Award of NUS in 2014 and Aseanian Membrane Society 11 New Member Special Award in 2018.

Prof. Tai-Shung Chung is a Provost’s Chair Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). His research focuses on polymeric membranes. After working in US industries for 15 years, he joined NUS in 1995. In 2005-2008, he worked as a Senior Consultant for Hyflux Inc., led and built its membrane research team. He became a Fellow in the Academy of Engineering Singapore in 2012 and received IChemE (Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK) Underwood Medal for exceptional research in separations and Singapore President’s Technology Award in 2015. He was a highly cited researcher in Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering by the Elsevier and Shanghai Global Ranking in 2016 and received Distinction Award in Water Reuse and Conservation from International Desalination Association (IDA) in 2016. He is also a highly cited researcher in the list of Clarivate Analytics in 2018.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General