Current Trends and Future Developments on Bio-Membranes: Membrane Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment - Advances and Emerging Processes presents recent advances and a status update on the applications of membrane processes to both urban and industrial wastewater. Specific case studies of membrane technologies are described. Membrane processes have been widely studied, but their application in the wastewater sector is increasing rapidly. The book deals with the applications to the wastewater sector (e.g. MBR, NF, RO, ED) and emerging membrane technologies (e.g. MBfR, MD, FO, MFC). Specific case studies of membrane technology application and relevant wastewaters (e.g. municipal, dairy, oily refinery, etc.) are also discussed.
- Presents recent advances of wastewater treatment using membrane processes
- Outlines novel and emerging membrane technologies, e.g., membrane distillation, forward osmosis and membrane biofilm reactors
- Includes recent developments of more consolidated membrane processes, e.g., membrane biological reactors, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, etc., either for water treatment or desalination
- Includes interesting and instructive case studies on the application of membrane technologies to various wastewater sources, e.g., municipal, dairy, olive mill, refinery, pulp and paper
Part 1. Advances in novel membrane technologies for water and wastewater 1. Membrane biofilm reactors 2. Wastewater treatment by membrane distillation 3. Wastewater treatment by microbial fuel cells 4. Forward osmosis and reverse osmosis 5. Photocatalytic membrane reactors for wastewater treatment 6. Ion exchange and zeolite membranes for wastewater treatment
Part 2. Advances in membrane technologies for industrial applications 7. Membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment 8. Reverse Osmosis and pretreatments for water desalination 9. Membrane processes for drinking water 10. Wastewater Nanofiltration 11. Fouling control in industrial membrane processes 12. Water treatment by membrane distillation 13. Membranes used in filtration of municipal water 14. RO membranes for small scale water purifiers 15. Ion exchange membranes for water softening 16. Membranes for pulp and paper industry wastewater treatment 17. Municipal wastewater treatment using antimicrobial membranes 18. Membrane distillation and reverse osmosis for hypersaline brine 19. Oily wastewater treatment using membrane distillation 20. Dairy wastewater treatment by using composite membranes 21. Textile wastewater treatment by reverse osmosis green membranes 22. Petroleum refinery wastewater treatment by membranes 23. Membrane technology for brewery wastewater treatment 24. Integrated membrane processes for olive mill wastewater
Angelo Basile, a Chemical Engineer, is a senior Researcher at the ITM-CNR where he is responsible for research related to both the ultra-pure hydrogen production and CO2 capture using Pd-based Membrane Reactors. He also holds a full professor of Chemical Engineering Processes. He has 140 scientific papers in peer to peer journals and 230 papers in international congresses; editor/author of more than 40 scientific books and 100 chapters on international books on membrane science and technology; 6 Italian patents, 2 European patents and 5 worldwide patents. He is referee of 116 international scientific journals and member of the Editorial Board for 22 of them. Professor Basile is also associate editor of the international journal Hydrogen Energy and of the Asia-Pacific journal Chemical Engineering, and is Editor-in-chief of the international journal Membrane Science & Technology and Editor-in-chief of Membrane Processes (Applications), a section of the international journal Membranes. Professor Basile also prepared 25 special issues on membrane science and technology for many international journals (IJHE, Chem Eng. J., Cat. Today, etc.). He participated to and was/is responsible for many national and international projects on membrane reactors and membrane science, and previously served as Director of the ITM-CNR.
Antonio Comite, PhD in Process and Chemical Engineering, is assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of University of Genoa since 2008. several. He has a wide teaching experience in Water Depuration, Catalysis and Industrial Chemistry courses. Antonio Comite has co-organized 5 successful editions of the second level university master "Water Treatment - Innovative membrane technologies & conventional processes for waste and drinking water treatment at University of Genoa.
He graduated in Industrial Chemistry in 1998 and from 2004 to 2005 he held a Marie-Curie research fellowship at "GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht". Antonio Comite coordinates the research activities of the "membrane&membrane Research Group and of the "Electron Microscopy Laboratory at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of Genoa University.
His research activity focuses mainly on membrane wastewater treatments, heterogeneous catalysis, membrane reactors and fuel cells. He is co-author more than 60 papers mostly in indexed international journals (h-index 17, 871 WoS), a number of chapters in international books and several patent applications. He is referee of several international scientific journals. Antonio Comite has collaborated as a partner in several projects EU projects and as consultant for several industries