Environmental Chemistry Letters

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 367–388 | Cite as

Membrane filtration of wastewater from gas and oil production

  • Mashallah Rezakazemi
  • Afsaneh Khajeh
  • Mohammad Mesbah


More than 88 billion barrels of wastewater are produced yearly in the world from gas and oil production. Given the rising demand for drinkable water, there is a need for advanced purification processes. Here we review membrane filtration processes used in the gas and oil production for wastewater treatment, with focus on microfiltration, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, forward osmosis, membrane distillation, and electrodialysis.


Coal seam gas Water Membrane Natural gas Separation Treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Chemical and Materials EngineeringShahrood University of TechnologyShahroodIran
  2. 2.School of Chemical EngineeringIran University of Science and TechnologyTehranIran
  3. 3.Young Researchers and Elites Club, Science and Research BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran

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