Microfiltration: Principles, Process and Applications

Youssef El Rayess, PhD (Editor)
Department of Agriculture and Food Engineering, School of Engineering, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon

Series: Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology
BISAC: TEC060000

This book titled “Microfiltration: Principle, Process and Applications” is formed of 6 chapters covering many research aspects on microfiltration. These aspects include reviews and original research dealing mainly with fouling and cleaning of microfiltration membranes. In Chapter 1, mechanisms of fouling and factors affecting the fouling are presented. Also, it deals with techniques that assist mitigation of membrane fouling that occurs in microfiltration. The aim of Chapter 2 was the modelling and optimization by artificial neural network and genetic algorithm of yeast suspensions turbulence promoter assisted cross-flow microfiltration in concentration operation mode.

Chapter 3 focuses on the principles, developments, implementation and application of microfiltration in wastewater treatment. In addition, the integration of microfiltration with other water and wastewater treatment technique is also included as well as the advantages and disadvantage of the microfiltration. The Chapter 4 objective is to introduce the most commonly used turbulence promoters’ types. Furthermore, congenial studies on the turbulence promoters’ application in the cross-flow MF regarding food industry streams and products are also presented within the chapter. In Chapter 5, the microfiltration process was used in order to obtain concentrated papaya (Carica papaya L.) pulp, evaluating the flux permeate from papaya treated pulp with enzyme pectinase and using different nominal mass molecular weights and different membranes materials. Chapter 6 discusses the performances and the quality of treated water of a Tunisian textile industry through a low-cost tubular ceramic membrane prepared by extrusion of a plastic paste prepared from clay powder mixed with organic additives and water.
(Imprint: Nova)



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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Intensification of Microfiltration Process
(Svetlana Popović, Faculty of Technology Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)

Chapter 2. Modelling and Optimization by Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithm of Yeast Suspensions Turbulence Promoter Assisted Cross-Flow Microfiltration in Concentration Operation Mode
(Aleksandar I. Jokić and Nataša Lj. Lukić, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technology Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)

Chapter 3. Microfiltration Overview: A Promising Technique for Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
(Hussein I. Abdel-Shafy and Mona S. M. Mansour, Water Research & Pollution Control Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt, and others)

Chapter 4. Turbulence Promoters Application Towards Cross-Flow Microfiltration Process Enhancement
(Miljana Djordjević, Zita Šereš, Nikola Maravić, Aleksandar Jokić, Marijana Djordjević and Dragana Šoronja-Simović, Department of Carbohydrate Food Engineering, Faculty of Technology Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 5. Lycopene Concentration Using Microfiltration Process
(Flávio Caldeira Silva and Luiz Antonio Viotto, Agroindustry Sector, Instituto Federal do Triângulo Mineiro – Campus Ituiutaba, Ituiutaba, MG, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6. Microfiltration Performances of Tubular Ceramic Membrane Made from Low-Cost Natural Material: Application for Tangential Wastewater Treatment
(Sonia Bouzid Rekik, Sana Gassara, Jamel Bouaziz, Andre Deratani and Semia Baklouti, Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, National School of Engineering, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia, and others)


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