Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1197-1209 April-June 2015




Sukanchan Palit

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Energy Acres, Bidholi via Premnagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (INDIA)


Received on : January 25, 2015




Environmental engineering paradigm is moving briskly from one visionary frontier over another. Membrane separation techniques and application of nanofiltration in dealing with separation of oil-field spills has virtually restructured and re-envisioned the entire concept of separation processes and mass transfer operations. History of environmental engineering and application of environmental engineering restrictions and legislations has brought human mankind to a visionary issue of a justified cause serving the human society. Human society today is in the brink of disaster and immense catastrophe. Ecological imbalance and environmental disasters have already and inevitably questioned the upshot and the result of the immense outcry of the civil society concerning environmental issues. In such a critical juncture of history and time, the need of the hour is the enforcement of major environmental restrictions and visionary scientific advancements. This review questions the viability and understanding of the application of nanofiltration in treating oil field spill. History of mankind as well as history of environmental engineering will be burgeoned if humanity envisions to an immense degree the issues and intricacies of the subject of nanofiltration of oil-field spills. The main question which needs to be targeted and vehemently addressed is the success and effectivity of the separation technique of nanofiltration of oil field spills. The author effectively pursues the environmental problem of controlling oil-spills in marine environment and finally provides an insight into the future potential of nanofiltration.


Keywords : Oil, Spill, Nanotechnology, Nanofiltration, Membrane, Separation