1st Edition

Water Management Social and Technological Perspectives

    592 Pages 258 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    592 Pages 258 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Exponential growth in population and improved standards of living demand increasing amount of freshwater and are putting serious strain on the quantity of naturally available freshwater worldwide.

    Water Management: Social and Technological Perspectives discusses developments in energy-efficient water production, management, wastewater treatment, and social and political aspects related to water management and re-use of treated water. It features a scientific and technological perspective to meeting current and future needs, discussing such technologies as membrane separation using reverse osmosis, the use of nanoparticles for adsorption of impurities from wastewater, and the use of thermal methods for desalination. The book also discusses increasing the efficiency of water usage in industrial, agricultural, and domestic applications to ensure a sustainable system of water production, usage, and recycling. With 30 chapters authored by internationally renowned experts, this work offers readers a comprehensive view of both social and technological outlooks to help solve this global issue.


    Section 1: Social Perspective

    Water security and the rise of sectarian conflict in Yemen

    Water Diplomacy: Solving the equations of conflict, economic growth, social wellbeing and ecosystem demand

    Achieving Effective Water Management and Access within Africa’s Socio-Political and Cultural Complexities: Issues and Policy Directions/Options

    Section 2: Freshwater by Desalination

    The Capability of Forward Osmosis in Irrigation Water Supply

    Recent advancements in the application of microbial desalination cells for water desalination, wastewater treatment, and energy production

    Effect of the Draw Solution on the Efficiency of Two-stage FO-RO/BWRO for Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination

    Freshwater production using Multiple-Effect Evaporator

    Freshwater Production by Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) Desalination Process

    Section 3: Wastewater Treatment: Membrane and Polymer Based Process

    Modelling of Pore-blocking Behaviors of Low-pressure Membranes during Constant-pressure Filtration of an Agro-industrial Wastewater

    Sodalite and Chitosan based Composite Membrane Materials for Treatment of Metal-containing Wastewater in Mining Operations

    The removal of phenol and phenolic compounds from wastewater using Reverse Osmosis: Process modelling, simulation, and optimization

    Section 4: Wastewater Treatment: Oxidation and Electrochemical Process

    Industrial Three Phase Oxidation Reactor for Wastewater Treatment

    Electrolytic Treatment of Wastewater for Reuse Purposes, Case Study of the New Damietta Harbor Plants

    Inactivation of waterborne pathogens in municipal wastewater using ozone

    Photocatalytic oxidation of non-acid oxygenated hydrocarbons: Application in GTL process water treatment

    Section 5: Wastewater Treatment: Adsorption Process

    Bio-sorption of Methylene Blue Dye Using Anise Tea Residue

    LIBS Technique as an Evaluation Tool for Improving Industrial Wastewater Quality by Different Adsorption Methods

    Low cost adsorbent for ammonia nitrogen removal: A review

    Section 6: Wastewater Treatment: Biological Processes

    Application of natural zeolite in textile wastewater treatment: Integrated photodegradation and anaerobic digestion system

    Mathematical Process Modeling and Biokinetics of Activated Sludge Processes

    Hythane (H2 and CH4) production from petrochemical wastewater via anaerobic digestion process

    Anaerobic degradation of lipid-rich wastewater

    Section 7: Water Networks

    Regeneration-Recycling of Industrial Wastewater to Minimise Usage of Freshwater Using Water Cascade Analysis

    Total Site Water Integration Considering Multiple Water Reuse Headers

    Exploring Water Reuse Opportunities in a Large-Scale Milk Processing Plant through Process Integration

    Section 8: Water Management

    A Case of Waste-Water Management Modelling at Southern Singapore Sea: Application for Coral Reefs Protection

    Catchments as Asset Systems: A Transdisciplinary Approach for Integrated Water Resources Management

    Water Efficiency Lapses and Sustainable Solutions: Educational Buildings in Johannesburg South Africa

    Section 9: Water-Energy Nexus

    Simultaneous Optimization of Water and Energy in Integrated Water and Membrane Networks: A Case for Water-Energy Nexus

    Interaction of Energy Consumption, Energy Quality and Freshwater Production in Multi Effect Desalination Process


    Iqbal M. Mujtaba, PhD, is a Professor of Computational Process Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Bradford. Thokozani Majozi, PhD, is a full professor in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at Wits University where he also holds the NRF/DST Chair in Sustainable Process Engineering. Mutiu Kolade Amosa, PhD, is currently a Research Fellow in Sustainable Process Engineering in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a trained Chemical Engineer with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and Ahmadu Bello University, respectively. Dr. Amosa obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Environmental Process Engineering from the International Islamic University Malaysia and won the best doctoral award. He also won the most highly cited researcher award at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017. Dr. Amosa is a permanent staff of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) – the Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency in Nigeria, where he works as a Senior Chemical Engineer at the agency’s headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. He is also an International Research Expert and member of the Environmental Engineering and Management Research Group, Faculty of Environment and Labour Safety at Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Previously, Dr. Amosa served as a Research Fellow between 2011 and 2012 under the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) endowment of the Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria where he worked on drilling fluid technologies; and development of zeolites and molecular sieves for petroleum refining applications. He also served as research/teaching assistant under the Bioenvironmental Engineering Research Centre (BERC) at International Islamic University Malaysia where he worked on several research projects relating to environmental process engineering between 2012 and 2015. He currently serves as an Editor for Cogent Engineering Journal (Taylor & Francis Group), and he is an award winning reviewer (awarded by Publons in 2017) for many reputable journals and conferences. Dr. Amosa is a corporate member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE); Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP); International Water Association (IWA); the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE); amongst others. Widely published and cited, he focuses his research on process design, modelling and optimization; environmental process engineering; sustainable process systems engineering; less common separation technologies and their wide applications; and development of micro- & nano-porous materials.