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Membrane Modification

Technology and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Nidal Hilal, Mohamed Khayet, Chris J. Wright

CRC Press

510 pages | 164 B/W Illus.

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Membrane Modification: Technology and Applications is written for engineers, scientists, graduate students, and researchers in the field of membrane science and technology, materials science, applied physics, chemistry, and environmental science. The book presents the complete range of membrane modification techniques used to increase efficiency of membrane processes. The book starts with an examination of the use of membrane modification to optimize the performance of membranes used in industry. It concludes by demonstrating how membrane modification can improve separation processes in industrial sectors that are recognized as global polluters of water sources.


  • Illustrates the use of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) in the characterization of commercial and novel membranes
  • Overviews various surface modification techniques applied to enhance the bulk and surface properties of nanofiber membranes
  • Covers the factors affecting membrane fouling and the use of nanoparticles in membrane modification processes
  • Explores the use of plasma treatment for the modification of polymeric membranes

Written by professors, engineers, and researchers in the field, the book covers recent advances and comprehensively describes novel and most-used membrane characterization techniques. Modification of different materials and geometrics include flat-sheet, hollow-fiber, and nano-fiber membranes as well as different membrane processes such as reverse osmosis, membrane distillation, gas separation, pervaporation, and membrane fuel cells. Chapters contain tables, figures, photographs, and theoretical equations to aid with reader comprehension.

Table of Contents

Membranes in Nuclear Science and Technology: Membrane Modification as a Tool for Performance Improvement

Grazyna Zakrzewska-Trznadel and Mohamed Khayet

Use of Impedance Spectroscopy for Characterization of Modified Membranes

Juana Benavente

Reduction of Membrane Fouling by Polymer Surface Modification

Victor Kochkodan

Modifications of Polymeric Membranes by Incorporating Metal/Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

Law Yong Ng, Abdul Wahab Mohammad, and Nidal Hilal

Development of Antifouling Properties and Performance of Nanofiltration Membranes by Interfacial Polymerization and Photografting Techniques

Mazrul N. Abu Seman, Mohamed Khayet, and Nidal Hilal

Integrating Hydrophobic Surface-Modifying Macromolecules into Hydrophilic Polymers to Produce Membranes for Membrane Distillation

Mohammed Qtaishat, Mohamed Khayet, and Takeshi Matsuura

Plasma Modification of Polymer Membranes

Marek Bryjak and Irena Gancarz

Surface Modification of Electrospun Nanofiber and Nanofibrous Membranes

Carmen García-Payo and Mohamed Khayet

Development of Membranes for Pervaporation by Membrane Surface Modification and Incorporation of Inorganic Particles

Kailash Chandra Khulbe, Chaoyang Y. Feng, and Takeshi Matsuura

Tailor-Made Polymeric Membranes for Advanced Crystallization of Biomolecules

Efrem Curcio, Enrica Fontananova, and Gianluca Di Profio

Chemical Cross-Linking Modifications of Polymeric Membranes for Gas Separation Applications

Ahmad Fauzi Ismail and Farhana Aziz

Development of Fuel Cell Polymer Electrolyte Membranes by Radiation-Induced Grafting with Electron-Beam Irradiation

Mohamed Mahmoud Nasef

Modification of Sulfonated Poly(Ether Ether Ketone) for DMFC Application

Ahmed Fauzi Ismail, Mohammad Noorul Anam Norddin, Juhana Jaafar, and Takeshi Matsuura

Nanofiltration Membrane in Textile Effluent Treatment

Ahmad Fauzi Ismail and Woei Jye Laua

Future Prospects

Nidal Hilal, Mohamed Khayet, and Chris J. Wright

About the Editors

Mohamed Khayet is an affiliate of the Department of Applied Physics, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

Nidal Hilal is an affiliate of The Centre for Clean Water technologies, Swansea University, UK.

Chris Wright is an affiliate of The Center for Clean Water technologies, Swansea University, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical