Special Issue: Reviews on Research and Development in Desalination
This special issue includes critical reviews on R & D work in important areas of desalination technology. Several papers report on novel membranes and membrane surface characterization techniques. The development of some innovative membrane-based processes is surveyed. Papers are also included on approaches to deal with the ever present membrane-fouling problem and with the environmental impact due to intake and brine-disposal facilities of desalination plants. A brief outline follows of the papers comprising this issue.