Special Issue "Selected Papers from AMS8 Conference (July 2013, Xi’an, China)"


A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mikel Duke
Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
Website: http://www.vu.edu.au/about-vu/our-people/mikel-duke
E-Mail: mikel.duke@vu.edu.au
Phone: +61 399 197682
Fax: +61 399 197696
Interests: desalination; water treatment; gas separation; membrane distillation; ceramic membranes; zeolites; silica; nanocomposite materials; microbiology; membrane bioreactor; dairy processing; membrane recycling; molecular scale and process modelling

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Toshinori Tsuru
Department of Chemical Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8527, Japan
Website: http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/tom/lab/members/tsuru/index-e.html
E-Mail: tsuru@hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Phone: +49 4152 872420
Fax: +49 4152 872444
Interests: inorganic membranes; inorganic/ organic hybrid membranes; nano/subnano-porous membranes for gas; PV, RO/NF; membrane reactor; transport mechanism through nano/subnano-porous membranes

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Xiao-Lin Wang
Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Website: http://chemeng.tsinghua.edu.cn/scholars/wangxl/wangxl_e.htm
E-Mail: xl-wang@tsinghua.edu.cn
Phone: +86-10-62794741/2
Fax: +86-10-62794742
Interests: membrane separation science (membrane transport mechanism, membrane process integration, preparation of new-type separation membranes) and electro-chemical engineering (sodium chloride electrolysis by ion-exchange membrane method with oxygen cathode; direct methanol fuel cell)

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Wanqin Jin
State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China
Website: http://mst.njut.edu.cn/chinese/mst/staff/jinwanqin.html
E-Mail: wqjin@njut.edu.cn
Phone: +86-25-83172266
Fax: +86-25-83172292
Interests: mixed ionic-electronic conducting (MIEC) materials; porous ceramic membrane reactors; pervaporation membrane and process; bio-sensor for blood glucose detection; MOFs (metal-organic frameworks) membrane; photocatalysis based on TiO2 materials

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kueir-Rarn Lee
Department of Chemical Engineering, R&D Center for Membrane Technology, Chung Yuan University, Chung Li 32023, Taiwan
Website: http://membrane.cycu.edu.tw/key_person_09E.htm
E-Mail: krlee@cycu.edu.tw
Phone: +886-3-2654190
Fax: +886-3-2654190
Interests: pervaporation; membrane module design; gas separation; membrane structure characterization

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hong-Sik Byun
Department of Chemical System Engineering, Keimyung University, Daegu 704-701, Korea
E-Mail: hsbyun@kmu.ac.kr
Phone: 82-53-580-5569
Fax: 82-53-580-6305
Interests: nanofibers; polymeric membrane; IPN; artificial muscle

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current special issue includes peer-reviewed papers presented at AMS8 Conference (16–19 July, Xi’an, China, http://www.ams8.org) hosted by the Astanian Membrane Society and co-organized by Tsinghua University (THU), Nanjing University of Technology (NUT) and Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT). The main topics covered in these papers are:

  • Membrane Materials and Formation
  • Membrane Characterization and Modeling
  • Membrane Processes for Gas/Vapor Separation
  • Membrane Processes for Water Treatment and Reuse
  • Membrane Reactor/Bio-Reactors
  • Electro-Membrane Processes (e.g., Fuel Cell, Electrodialysis)
  • Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination
  • Membrane Fouling and Controlling
  • New Membrane Processes (e.g., Forward Osmosis)

Prof. Dr. Mikel Duke
Prof. Dr. Toshinori Tsuru
Prof. Dr. Xiao-Lin Wang
Prof. Dr. Wanqin Jin
Prof. Dr. Kueir-Rarn Lee
Prof. Dr. Hong-Sik Byun
Guest Editors


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  • ceramic membranes
  • polymeric membranes
  • flat sheet membranes
  • hollow fibre membranes
  • membrane fouling
  • membrane reactors
  • desalination
  • water recycling and treatment
  • gas separation
  • membranes in food manufacturing
  • membranes in energy generation

Published Papers (6 papers)

Membranes 2014, 4(2), 200-209; doi:10.3390/membranes4020200
Received: 12 January 2014; in revised form: 18 February 2014 / Accepted: 26 March 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014
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Membranes 2014, 4(2), 181-199; doi:10.3390/membranes4020181
Received: 12 March 2014; in revised form: 17 March 2014 / Accepted: 27 March 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014
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Membranes 2014, 4(1), 113-122; doi:10.3390/membranes4010113
Received: 10 January 2014; in revised form: 10 February 2014 / Accepted: 14 February 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014
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Membranes 2014, 4(1), 81-95; doi:10.3390/membranes4010081
Received: 15 November 2013; in revised form: 7 January 2014 / Accepted: 12 February 2014 / Published: 27 February 2014
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Membranes 2014, 4(1), 40-54; doi:10.3390/membranes4010040
Received: 20 December 2013; in revised form: 10 January 2014 / Accepted: 6 February 2014 / Published: 17 February 2014
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Membranes 2013, 3(4), 389-405; doi:10.3390/membranes3040389
Received: 12 October 2013; in revised form: 9 November 2013 / Accepted: 13 November 2013 / Published: 21 November 2013
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Last update: 17 February 2014

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