Membrane Distillation: Principles, Applications and Perspectives

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Membrane Distillation (MD) is a membrane-based operation able to give 100% theoretical ions rejection and to efficiently work with high concentrated brines. Both features make MD of interest for the purification of wastewater, the production of ultra-pure water and the concentration of brines produced in desalination. MD, also integrated with other membrane operations, can be a valuable way to improve the performance of separation processes.