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Membrane-Distillation in Desalination

1st Edition

By Farid Benyahia

CRC Press

184 pages | 46 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781498748544
pub: 2019-06-17
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Membrane-Distillation in Desalination is an attempt to provide the latest knowledge, state of the art and demystify outstanding issues that delay the deployment of the technology on a large scale.

It includes new updates and comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of membrane distillation technology and explains the energy advantage of membrane distillation for desalination when compared to traditional techniques such as thermal or reverse osmosis.

The book includes the latest pilot test results from around the world on membrane distillation desalination.

Table of Contents

1. The Water Nexus and Desalination

2. Membrane Distillation Desalination Principles and


3. Membranes for Membrane Distillation in Desalination

4. Membrane Distillation Module Design

5. Membrane Distillation Performance Analysis

6. Membrane Fouling and Scaling in Membrane Distillation

7. Membrane Improvement in Membrane Distillation

8. Modeling of Membrane Distillation

9. Low-Carbon Energy Sources for Membrane Distillation

Processes for Desalination

10. Conclusions and Future Horizons for Membrane Distillation


About the Author

Farid Benyahia is a professor of chemical engineering and fellow of the institution of chemical engineers, currently affiliated to the school of chemical engineering at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He held previously positions of faculty member and head of department in the Gulf and was prior to that senior lecturer in the United Kingdom. He was educated at the Universities of Newcastle and Aston in the United Kingdom. His research interests include low carbon desalination, carbon management, concentrated brine management, contaminated soils and water treatment, and multiphase reactor systems.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply