1st Edition

Membrane Modification Technology and Applications

Edited By Nidal Hilal, Mohamed Khayet, Chris J. Wright Copyright 2012
    510 Pages 164 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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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.

    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 GarcĂ­a-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


    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.