Special Issue "Membrane Bioprocesses and Bioreactors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)
Dr. José Sanchez-Marcano
Bioprocess or bioconversion is certainly the most significant industrial area where the concept of membrane reactors is actually being applied. There is a vast variety of possible applications, including the treatment of contaminated air and water streams or other less known applications, e.g., the microbial transformations or enzymatic reactions for the production of a broad spectrum of products such as liquid fuels (e.g., ethanol), plant metabolites, fine chemicals, aroma compounds, etc. These membrane bioprocesses are also important in pharmaceutical and medical industries, as they allow the production of complex molecules, e.g., hormones and monoclonal antibodies, or can be designed as artificial organs.
Membrane bioprocesses can be carried out in two different configurations. In the first, the coupling of the separation and the bioreaction in a single process is carried out by simply connecting two physically distinct units: the reactor and membrane separator. The second configuration allows the process intensification through the combination of both processes into a single unit: the membrane bioreactor. The modeling and simulation of such complex processes aims to determine the limiting parameters; coupling the mass transfers with biological kinetics is essential for the process optimization.
This Special Issue offers a perfect site to document the latest developments and innovations regarding membrane bioprocesses. Authors are therefore invited to submit their latest findings.
Dr. José Sanchez-Marcano
Manuscript Submission Information
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Membranes is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 850 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- membrane bioprocess
- membrane bioreactor
- whole-cell membrane reactor
- enzymatic membrane reactor
- enzymatic membrane
- artificial organs
- modeling and simulation