Membrane Distillation by Enrico DrioliMembrane Distillation by Enrico Drioli

Membrane Distillation

Guest editorEnrico Drioli

Paperback | July 18, 2017

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Membrane distillation (MD) is a relatively new thermal membrane process which is attracting significant interest as a potential low cost and energy saving alternative to conventional separation processes such as distillation and reverse osmosis (RO). Its main advantages are the possibility to exploit waste grade heat and low grade heat for operation, and the production of high-purity distillate which is almost independent of feed concentration. Other benefits include the theoretically complete rejection of non-volatile solutes, the relative operating pressure and membrane-fouling problem. On the contrary, wetting and temperature polarization are its main drawbacks. The Special Issue covers developments at various forefronts of MD, including membrane preparation, fouling and scaling issues, process improvements and applications.

Title:Membrane DistillationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:132 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.36 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.36 inPublished:July 18, 2017Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038424609

ISBN - 13:9783038424604


Table of Contents

1) Membrane Operations for Process Intensification in Desalination
2) Improving Nanofiber Membrane Characteristics and Membrane Distillation Performance
of Heat-Pressed Membranes via Annealing Post-Treatment
3) Improving Liquid Entry Pressure of Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Membranes by Exploiting
the Role of Fabrication Parameters in Vapor-Induced Phase Separation VIPS and Non-Solvent-
Induced Phase Separation (NIPS) Processes
4) Increasing the Performance of Vacuum Membrane Distillation Using Micro-Structured
Hydrophobic Aluminum Hollow Fiber Membranes
5) Wetting Resistance of Commercial Membrane Distillation Membranes in Waste Streams
Containing Surfactants and Oil
6) Exergy Analysis of Air-Gap Membrane Distillation Systems for Water Purification Applications
7) Fouling in Membrane Distillation, Osmotic Distillation and Osmotic Membrane Distillation
8) Hydrophobic Ceramic Membranes for Water Desalination