Membrane systems, including microfiltration and ultrafiltration, will play a critical enabling role in meeting the challenges of water supply and wastewater treatment in the 21st century.
This book provides a comprehensive description of ultrafiltration and microfiltration membrane technology in water and wastewater applications. The book will give practitioners a comprehensive understanding of all key facets of membranes and their design, application, and operation.
This book is essential reading for all project and process engineers, plant designers, planners, and operational personnel involved in municipal and industrial membrane projects. Also scientists and academics interested in the application of membranes in the water field will gain insight into latest trends in commercial membrane technologies.
1 - Introduction: An overview of the industry involving markets, products, drivers, segments, technology and regulations presented in graphs and tabular forms.
2 - Membrane Filtration Fundamentals: A text book primer on technology, including background information, design parameters, fouling theory, hydrophilic and hydrophobic membrane properties, cleaning criteria and temperature effect, and how it all affects product quality.
3 - Commercial Membranes & Modules: Detailed discussion on membrane materials, flow patterns, module configurations, leading suppliers and manufacturing techniques.
4 - System Design: Design guidelines for systems involving various membrane types and equipment needs, employing data from actual industrial cases and comparisons to RO/NF plants.
5 - Drinking Water Treatment: Using international standards, defining the needs for meeting regulations and avoiding undesirable contaminants along with system cost analyses using polymeric and ceramic membranes.
6 - Wastewater Reuse: Defining this fastgrowing technology, suppliers, design, energy consumption and costs with information derived from various literature sources and supplier web sites includes membrane bioreactors.
7 - Desalination Pretreatment: Current status of a relatively new opportunity for UF/MF with detailed discussion on requirements, problems being faced in the field and possible solutions to difficulties within the real world.
8 - Implementation and Operation: How to be sure industrial plants are operating successfully including troubleshooting guidelines and fiber-repair techniques, discussing common problems and suggested solutions.
9 - Case Studies: Review of a number of actual typical plants with their designs and cost parameters within the three main fields of UF/MF use - drinking water, water reuse and seawater pretreatment desalination.