Membrane separation as a pre-treatment process for oily saline water

Muhammad Tawalbeh, Abdullah Al Mojjly, Amani Al-Othman, Nidal Hilal

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Oil and gas industry generate large quantities of oily wastewater effluents. This wastewater has a major impact on the environment and human health. Hence, a suitable separation method is applied to treat oily wastewater to not only meet the environmental regulations but also to promote water recycling and desalination. Many studies were performed in the literature to investigate the best technologies for treating oily saline water such as the traditional technique of gravity sedimentation and dewatering. Among all, membrane separation processes have been receiving extra attention in the past decades. This is due to their high separation efficiency, low energy requirements and easy operation. Additional research activities were also directed to utilize membranes in pre-treatment separation processes of oily water ahead of the desalination units. This paper presents a comprehensive review for the recent treatment processes available in the literature for oily wastewater with the concentration on the use of various membranes to accomplish this target. The paper also reviews the recent findings in membranes' development and emerging modification techniques such as interfacial polymerization, nanoparticles incorporation, and surface grafting. A special emphasis was given for ceramic membranes, their operation and their preparation techniques. Moreover, the paper compares and discusses the effect of different operating conditions such as trans-membrane pressure and cross flow velocity on membrane separation performance in oily water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-202
Number of pages21
JournalDesalination
Volume447
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

Fingerprint

Saline water
membrane
Membranes
Wastewater
wastewater
Desalination
water
desalination
Water recycling
Ceramic membranes
Environmental regulations
Water
Dewatering
Gas industry
Sedimentation
Flow velocity
gas industry
Saline Waters
dewatering
oil industry

Keywords

  • Ceramic membranes
  • Desalination
  • Membrane modifications
  • Membrane Technology
  • Oil removal
  • Oil/water separation
  • Oily saline water
  • Oily wastewater
  • Polymeric membranes
  • Produce water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this

Membrane separation as a pre-treatment process for oily saline water. / Tawalbeh, Muhammad; Al Mojjly, Abdullah; Al-Othman, Amani; Hilal, Nidal.

In: Desalination, Vol. 447, 01.12.2018, p. 182-202.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Tawalbeh, Muhammad ; Al Mojjly, Abdullah ; Al-Othman, Amani ; Hilal, Nidal. / Membrane separation as a pre-treatment process for oily saline water. In: Desalination. 2018 ; Vol. 447. pp. 182-202.
@article{df9d702eca37461fbd08cefd6f043e53,
title = "Membrane separation as a pre-treatment process for oily saline water",
abstract = "Oil and gas industry generate large quantities of oily wastewater effluents. This wastewater has a major impact on the environment and human health. Hence, a suitable separation method is applied to treat oily wastewater to not only meet the environmental regulations but also to promote water recycling and desalination. Many studies were performed in the literature to investigate the best technologies for treating oily saline water such as the traditional technique of gravity sedimentation and dewatering. Among all, membrane separation processes have been receiving extra attention in the past decades. This is due to their high separation efficiency, low energy requirements and easy operation. Additional research activities were also directed to utilize membranes in pre-treatment separation processes of oily water ahead of the desalination units. This paper presents a comprehensive review for the recent treatment processes available in the literature for oily wastewater with the concentration on the use of various membranes to accomplish this target. The paper also reviews the recent findings in membranes' development and emerging modification techniques such as interfacial polymerization, nanoparticles incorporation, and surface grafting. A special emphasis was given for ceramic membranes, their operation and their preparation techniques. Moreover, the paper compares and discusses the effect of different operating conditions such as trans-membrane pressure and cross flow velocity on membrane separation performance in oily water.",
keywords = "Ceramic membranes, Desalination, Membrane modifications, Membrane Technology, Oil removal, Oil/water separation, Oily saline water, Oily wastewater, Polymeric membranes, Produce water",
author = "Muhammad Tawalbeh and {Al Mojjly}, Abdullah and Amani Al-Othman and Nidal Hilal",
year = "2018",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.desal.2018.07.029",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "447",
pages = "182--202",
journal = "Desalination",
issn = "0011-9164",
publisher = "Elsevier",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Membrane separation as a pre-treatment process for oily saline water

AU - Tawalbeh, Muhammad

AU - Al Mojjly, Abdullah

AU - Al-Othman, Amani

AU - Hilal, Nidal

PY - 2018/12/1

Y1 - 2018/12/1

N2 - Oil and gas industry generate large quantities of oily wastewater effluents. This wastewater has a major impact on the environment and human health. Hence, a suitable separation method is applied to treat oily wastewater to not only meet the environmental regulations but also to promote water recycling and desalination. Many studies were performed in the literature to investigate the best technologies for treating oily saline water such as the traditional technique of gravity sedimentation and dewatering. Among all, membrane separation processes have been receiving extra attention in the past decades. This is due to their high separation efficiency, low energy requirements and easy operation. Additional research activities were also directed to utilize membranes in pre-treatment separation processes of oily water ahead of the desalination units. This paper presents a comprehensive review for the recent treatment processes available in the literature for oily wastewater with the concentration on the use of various membranes to accomplish this target. The paper also reviews the recent findings in membranes' development and emerging modification techniques such as interfacial polymerization, nanoparticles incorporation, and surface grafting. A special emphasis was given for ceramic membranes, their operation and their preparation techniques. Moreover, the paper compares and discusses the effect of different operating conditions such as trans-membrane pressure and cross flow velocity on membrane separation performance in oily water.

AB - Oil and gas industry generate large quantities of oily wastewater effluents. This wastewater has a major impact on the environment and human health. Hence, a suitable separation method is applied to treat oily wastewater to not only meet the environmental regulations but also to promote water recycling and desalination. Many studies were performed in the literature to investigate the best technologies for treating oily saline water such as the traditional technique of gravity sedimentation and dewatering. Among all, membrane separation processes have been receiving extra attention in the past decades. This is due to their high separation efficiency, low energy requirements and easy operation. Additional research activities were also directed to utilize membranes in pre-treatment separation processes of oily water ahead of the desalination units. This paper presents a comprehensive review for the recent treatment processes available in the literature for oily wastewater with the concentration on the use of various membranes to accomplish this target. The paper also reviews the recent findings in membranes' development and emerging modification techniques such as interfacial polymerization, nanoparticles incorporation, and surface grafting. A special emphasis was given for ceramic membranes, their operation and their preparation techniques. Moreover, the paper compares and discusses the effect of different operating conditions such as trans-membrane pressure and cross flow velocity on membrane separation performance in oily water.

KW - Ceramic membranes

KW - Desalination

KW - Membrane modifications

KW - Membrane Technology

KW - Oil removal

KW - Oil/water separation

KW - Oily saline water

KW - Oily wastewater

KW - Polymeric membranes

KW - Produce water

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85050673915&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85050673915&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.desal.2018.07.029

DO - 10.1016/j.desal.2018.07.029

M3 - Review article

AN - SCOPUS:85050673915

VL - 447

SP - 182

EP - 202

JO - Desalination

JF - Desalination

SN - 0011-9164

ER -