This book aims to elaborate the basics and recent advances of membrane distillation (MD) as the same shows promise for seawater desalination and wastewater treatment. Starting with fundamentals of MD processes, including the heat and mass transfer analysis, energy evaluation and mathematical modelling, text includes engineering and molecular design of MD membranes. Various types of hybrid systems, including freeze desalination (FD)-MD, MD-crystallization (MDC), pressure retarded osmosis (PRO)-MD and forward osmosis (FO)-MD, will be discussed in this book. Further, it summarizes the future of MD from both industrial and academic perspectives along with energy sources and economic analysis.

part Section A|2 pages


chapter 1|12 pages

Introduction to Membrane Distillation

ByKang-Jia Lu, Tai-Shung Chung

chapter 2|24 pages

Theoretical Background and Mathematical Modeling of Membrane Distillation

ByKang-Jia Lu, Zhen Lei Cheng

chapter 5|34 pages

Electrospun Nanofiber Membranes for Membrane Distillation

ByJiaxin Guo, Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Alicia Kyoungjin An

chapter 6|26 pages

Dual-Layer and Multibore Membranes for Membrane Distillation

ByJian Zuo, Kang-Jia Lu, Peng Wang

chapter 8|26 pages

Design of Omniphobic Interfaces for Membrane Distillation

ByKang-Jia Lu, Yuanmiaoliang Chen, Tai-Shung Chung

chapter 9|18 pages

Using Green Solvents to Fabricate Membrane Distillation Membranes

ByJian Chang, Tai-Shung Chung

part Section B|2 pages

Hybrid Systems

chapter 10|26 pages

Membrane Distillation Crystallizer

ByLin Luo, Tai-Shung Chung

chapter 11|30 pages

Freeze Desalination-Membrane Distillation Hybrid Systems

ByJian Chang, Kang-Jia Lu, Peng Wang, Tai-Shung Chung

chapter 12|16 pages

Pressure Retarded Osmosis-Membrane Distillation

ByZhen Lei Cheng, Gang Han

chapter 13|26 pages

Hybrid Forward Osmosis (FO)-MD Processes

ByLiang Shen, Yan Wang, Sui Zhang

chapter 14|18 pages

Freeze Desalination-Membrane Distillation-Crystallization (FD-MD-C)

ByKang-Jia Lu, Zhen Lei Cheng, Jian Chang, Lin Luo, Tai-Shung Chung

part Section C|2 pages

Pilots & Economic Studies

chapter 15|24 pages

Economic Evaluation of Membrane Distillation Systems

ByYong-jun Choi, Sangho Lee

chapter 16|26 pages

Membrane Distillation for Industrial Water Treatment

Experiences from Pilot Trials
ByMikel C. Duke, Noel Dow