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Membrane modification : technology and applications
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Publication Information:
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2012.
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xviii, 492 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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"A CRC title."


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30000010242738 TP248.25.M46 H55 2012 Open Access Book Book

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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.

Author Notes

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.

Table of Contents

Membranes in Nuclear Science and Technology: Membrane Modification as a Tool for Performance ImprovementGrazyna Zakrzewska-Trznadel and Mohamed Khayet
Use of Impedance Spectroscopy for Characterization of Modified MembranesJuana Benavente
Reduction of Membrane Fouling by Polymer Surface ModificationVictor Kochkodan
Modifications of Polymeric Membranes by Incorporating Metal/Metal Oxide NanoparticlesLaw Yong Ng and Abdul Wahab Mohammad and Nidal Hilal
Development of Antifouling Properties and Performance of Nanofiltration Membranes by Interfacial Polymerization and Photografting TechniquesMazrul N. Abu Seman and Mohamed Khayet and Nidal Hilal
Integrating Hydrophobic Surface-Modifying Macromolecules into Hydrophilic Polymers to Produce Membranes for Membrane DistillationMohammed Qtaishat and Mohamed Khayet and Takeshi Matsuura
Plasma Modification of Polymer MembranesMarek Bryjak and Irena Gancarz
Surface Modification of Electrospun Nanofiber and Nanofibrous MembranesCarmen García-Payo and Mohamed Khayet
Development of Membranes for Pervaporation by Membrane Surface Modification and Incorporation of Inorganic ParticlesKailash Chandra Khulbe and Chaoyang Y. Feng and Takeshi Matsuura
Tailor-Made Polymeric Membranes for Advanced Crystallization of BiomoleculesEfrem Curcio and Enrica Fontananova and Gianluca Di Profio
Chemical Cross-Linking Modifications of Polymeric Membranes for Gas Separation ApplicationsAhmad Fauzi Ismail and Farhana Aziz
Development of Fuel Cell Polymer Electrolyte Membranes by Radiation-Induced Grafting with Electron-Beam IrradiationMohamed Mahmoud Nasef
Modification of Sulfonated Poly(Ether Ether Ketone) for DMFC ApplicationAhmed Fauzi Ismail and Mohammad Noorul Anam Norddin and Juhana Jaafar and Takeshi Matsuura
Nanofiltration Membrane in Textile Effluent TreatmentAhmad Fauzi Ismail and Woei Jye Laua
Future ProspectsNidal Hilal and Mohamed Khayet and Chris J. Wright