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Ultrafiltration membranes for wastewater and water process engineering: A comprehensive statistical review over the past decade

Saif Al Aani, Tameem N. Mustafa, Nidal Hilal

Journal of Water Process Engineering, Volume: 35, Start page: 101241

Swansea University Author: Nidal Hilal

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Abstract

The primary intention of this review is to showcase and quantify the level of research interest and current research trends, concerning UF membrane applications and processes within the past decade (2009–2018). Detected statistics manifested a resurgent interest in the UF technology on a yearly basi...

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Published in: Journal of Water Process Engineering
ISSN: 2214-7144
Published: Elsevier BV 2020
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa53822
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Abstract: The primary intention of this review is to showcase and quantify the level of research interest and current research trends, concerning UF membrane applications and processes within the past decade (2009–2018). Detected statistics manifested a resurgent interest in the UF technology on a yearly basis. "Journal of Membrane Science" and "Desalination and Water Treatment" were the primary journals dominating the size of the annual publication among more than 120 ones, with 854 and 683 papers, respectively. Based on ScienceDirect research platform, fouling (27%), modelling (17%) and wastewater (12%), were the dominating research topics and counting for more than half of total scientific articles published (4547 articles) within the specified period of the research. Unsurprisingly, topics like UF membrane fabrication and modification, food processing, hybrid membrane process have disclosed a distinguished growing up trends in terms of annual publications. The current review unrevealed the present-day significance of the UF membranes along with their prospective opportunities for attaining sustainable water industries and materializing the efforts of future researchers into the right orientation.
Keywords: Ultrafiltration; UF membrane fabrication; Research trends; Statistics; UF membrane fouling
Start Page: 101241