Sustainable Membrane Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment

  • Alberto Figoli
  • Alessandra Criscuoli

Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. António A. Martins, Nídia S. Caetano, Teresa M. Mata
    Pages 23-66
  3. A. Figoli, T. Marino, F. Galiano, S. S. Dorraji, E. Di Nicolò, T. He
    Pages 97-120
  4. Liang-Hsun Chen, Yi-Rui Chen, Che-Yu Chou, Chien-Hua Chen, Chia-Chieh Ko, Kuo-Lun Tung
    Pages 121-154
  5. A. J. Karabelas, C. P. Koutsou, D. C. Sioutopoulos, K. V. Plakas, M. Kostoglou
    Pages 155-199
  6. Kamalesh K. Sirkar, Dhananjay Singh, Lin Li
    Pages 201-219
  7. Francesca Macedonio, Enrico Drioli
    Pages 221-241
  8. Alaa Kullab, Andrew R. Martin, Aapo Sääsk
    Pages 243-263
  9. Aymere Awoke Assayie, Abaynesh Yihdego Gebreyohannes, Lidietta Giorno
    Pages 265-294
  10. Silvia Álvarez-Blanco, José-Antonio Mendoza-Roca, María-José Corbatón-Báguena, María-Cinta Vincent-Vela
    Pages 295-318
  11. Marta Herrero, Eugenio Bringas, María Fresnedo San Román, Inmaculada Ortiz
    Pages 319-348
  12. Bart Van der Bruggen, Çiğdem Balçık Canbolat, Jiuyang Lin, Patricia Luis
    Pages 349-380

About this book


This book analyses the sustainability of membrane operations applied on an industrial scale, as well as that of those under investigation on lab/pilot scales, covering also the preparation of both polymeric and inorganic membranes. It presents reverse osmosis in desalination, membrane bioreactors for municipal wastewater treatment and pressure-driven industrial wastewater treatment in agrofood and textile fields as examples of industrial membrane operations. Regarding the membrane processes still on a lab/pilot scale, the analysis includes membrane operations for the recovery of valuable products from wastewater streams, for the removal of toxic compounds from water/wastewater, and for zero liquid discharge approaches in desalination. The book offers a useful guide for scientists and engineers working in various fields, including membrane technology, separation, desalination, and wastewater treatment.

Alberto Figoli and Alessandra Criscuoli are both Senior Researchers at the Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR), Italy.


Agrofood Desalination Industrial wastewater Inorganic membranes Membrane bioreactor Membrane processes Polymeric membranes Reverse osmosis Sustainability Water and wastewater treatment Zero liquid discharge

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Figoli
    • 1
  • Alessandra Criscuoli
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute on Membrane Technology, National Research Council of ItalyITM-CNRRendeItaly
  2. 2.Institute on Membrane Technology, National Research Council of ItalyITM-CNRRendeItaly

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