Nanocomposite ceramic membranes for wastewater treatment

Thanigaivelan Arumugham, K. Rambabu, Fawzi Banat

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Nanotechnology has been implemented to augment the effectiveness of conventional ceramic membrane materials. In recent years, ceramic nanocomposite membranes have experienced an exponentially upward trend in various water treatment applications. The unique properties of metal, metal oxide, and carbonaceous nanomaterials are exploited to develop multifunctional ceramic membranes with antifouling and reactive membrane surfaces. Also, the versatile and effective nano modification approaches can considerably enhance the performance of the membranes. Furthermore, embedding catalysts onto ceramic membranes offers a promising platform for effective reactive oxygen species to degrade the organic pollutants and microbes present in water. This book chapter comprehensively discussed the various aspects of ceramic nanocomposite membranes that include physicochemical characteristics, fouling, catalytic effect, and recent developments, along with limitations and challenges.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationNano-Enabled Technologies for Water Remediation
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780323854450
ISBN (Print)9780323860215
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Ceramic membrane
  • Fouling
  • Nanocomposite
  • Photocatalytic effect
  • Wastewater treatment


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