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Membrane Technology and Engineering for Water Purification, 2nd Edition

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Membrane Technology and Engineering for Water Purification, 2nd edition is written in a practical style with emphasis on: process description; key unit operations; systems design and costs; plant equipment description; equipment installation; safety and maintenance; process control; plant start-up; and operation and troubleshooting. It is supplemented by case studies and engineering rules-of-thumb. The author is a chemical engineer with extensive experience in the field, and his technical knowledge and practical know-how in the water purification industry are summarized succinctly in this new edition.

This book will inform you which membranes to use in water purification and why, where and when to use them. It will help you to troubleshoot and improve performance and provides case studies to assist understanding through real-life examples.



  • Membrane Technology section updated to include forward osmosis, electrodialysis, and diffusion dialysis
  • Hybrid Membrane Systems expanded to cover zero liquid discharge, salt recovery and removal of trace contaminants
  • Includes a new section on plant design, energy, and economics

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface Two
  7. Acknowledgements for the Second Edition
  8. Chapter 1: Introduction to Membrane Technology
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Technology Overview
    3. 1.2 Historical Development
    4. 1.3 Membrane-Separation Characteristics
    5. 1.4 Membrane Processes
    6. 1.5 Membrane Modules
    7. 1.6 Membrane Fouling
    8. 1.7 Concluding Remarks
  9. Chapter 2: Water and Membrane Treatment
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Priceless Water
    3. 2.2 Water Treatment
    4. 2.3 Membrane Fouling, Scaling, and Controls
    5. 2.4 Membrane Systems Design
    6. 2.5 Membrane Cleaning and Sanitisation
    7. 2.6 Concluding Remarks
  10. Chapter 3: Hybrid Membrane Systems – Applications and Case Studies
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Novel Applications
    3. 3.2 Water Desalination
    4. 3.3 High-Purity Water Production
    5. 3.4 Water Reclamation and Recycling
    6. 3.5 MBR Sewage and Wastewater Treatment
  11. Chapter 4: Hybrid Membrane Plant Design and Operation
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 RO Membrane Plant Description
    3. 4.2 Plant Design and Controls
    4. 4.3 System Operation
    5. 4.4 System Diagnosis and Maintenance
    6. 4.5 RO plant equipment
    7. 4.6 Membrane-Filtration System
    8. 4.7 Summary
  12. Chapter 5: Design, Energy and Cost Analyses of Membrane Processes
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Membrane System Performance Correlations
    3. 5.2 Energy and Cost Survey of Membrane Processes
  13. Chapter 6: Appendix: Engineering Data and Notes
    1. 6.1 Glossary/Terminology
    2. 6.2 Membrane Polymer Performance
    3. 6.3 Chlorination of PA Membranes
    4. 6.4 Fluid Flow in Microporous Membranes
    5. 6.5 CP and Mass Transfer Coefficient
    6. 6.6 Surfactant Micelles Size Correlation
    7. 6.7 Deioniser Design
    8. 6.8 Process Controls
    9. 6.9 Centrifugal Pumps
    10. 6.10 Control Valves
    11. 6.11 Materials Properties
    12. 6.12 Process Validation
    13. 6.13 RO/NF Feed Water Analysis
    14. 6.14 Chemistry of Feed Water Treatment in Membrane Plants
    15. 6.15 Wastewater Treatment
    16. 6.16 Conversion Factors
    17. 6.17 Physical and Chemical Data
    18. 6.18 Membrane Data
  14. Index