1st Edition

Polyamide Thin Film Composite Membranes for Water Applications Advanced Characterization Techniques

    92 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The global market for polymeric membranes used in water and wastewater treatment is experiencing robust growth, with polyamide (PA) thin film composite (TFC) membranes dominating reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) processes. This monograph presents the latest trends in characterization techniques for PA TFC membranes and provides the most current and relevant information on these techniques tailored specifically for TFC NF and RO membranes.


    • Focuses solely on the characterization of PA TFC membranes used in water and wastewater treatment.

    • Provides the latest insights into employing advanced and emerging characterization tools to analyze the intrinsic properties of the PA selective layer and evaluate the overall performance of PA TFC membranes during filtration processes.

    • Extensively examines the strengths and limitations of each membrane characterization tool, offering in-depth analyses for readers.

    This book is an indispensable reference and practical guide for advanced students, researchers, and scientists involved in NF and RO membrane fabrication and characterization, including those in the fields of chemical, materials, and environmental engineering.

    1. Introduction. 2. Overview of Common Membrane Characterization Techniques. 3. Advanced Approaches for PA Layer Characterization. 4. Filtration-Based Techniques/Approaches for PA TFC Membrane Characterization. 5. Conclusions.


    Ying Siew Khoo earned her B. Eng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Malaysia Pahang and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is a postdoctoral fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  

    Oor Jia Zheng is a final year Ph.D student at Nanyang Technological University in the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. She obtained her Bachelor of Engineering with Honors in Pharmaceutical Engineering from Singapore Institute of Technology and Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Temasek Polytechnic.

    Woei Jye Lau is Associate Professor, Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical-Gas Engineering and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

    Jia Wei Chew is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and previously Technical Director at Particulate Solid Research Inc., USA, and Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.