Membrane technology enhancement in oil-water separation. A review

M. Padaki, R. Surya Murali, M. S. Abdullah, N. Misdan, A. Moslehyani, M. A. Kassim, N. Hilal, A. F. Ismail

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Membrane separation processes have become an emerging technology for the treatment of oily wastewater due to high oil removal efficiency and relatively facile operational process. This review will highlight the recent development of advanced membrane technology such as surface modification, addition of inorganic particles in polymer membrane and the development of ceramic membranes. Additionally, the effect of operating parameters on the membrane performance is discussed in detail. Future outlooks in oil-water membrane separation are also discussed to further broaden the research and development related to this technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-207
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2015



  • Fouling
  • Membrane
  • Oily compounds
  • Oily wastewater
  • RO
  • Surface modification
  • TMP
  • UF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Padaki, M., Surya Murali, R., Abdullah, M. S., Misdan, N., Moslehyani, A., Kassim, M. A., Hilal, N., & Ismail, A. F. (2015). Membrane technology enhancement in oil-water separation. A review. Desalination, 357, 197-207.