Special Issue "Energy Efficient Membranes"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2012)
Prof. Dr. John G. Georgiadis
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1206 West Green Street, MC-244 Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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Interests: transport phenomena in biological and environmental systems; multiscale numerical methods; magnetic resonance imaging; desalination
Advancements in the industrial production of plastics in the 20th century resulted in the polymeric purification membranes in current use. Increasing environmental awareness and competing energy demands have ushered in a new era in membrane synthesis and characterization in the 21st century. The ability to predict the performance and tailor hard pore membranes has provided the impetus for new solutions, with emphasis on decreasing the energy requirements for membrane separations.
This special issue focuses on the design, modeling, fabrication, characterization, implementation—or any combination of the above—of energy-efficient membranes for the separation or chemical transformation of species in liquid or gaseous phase. This category includes membranes with increased energy efficiency that does not compromise their permselectivity or anti-fouling properties, membrane systems involving active transport, such as biomimetic membranes, and membranes which are the critical component in multipurpose processes (i.e., energy cogeneration).
Topics of specific interest include:
- Novel fabrication methods of energy-efficient membranes
- Theoretical studies aiming to connect structure with function of such membranes
- Multi-modal characterization of energy-efficient membranes and systems
- Efficient applications of membranes in energy systems or multi-purpose processes
- Membrane systems driven by renewable energy
- Efficient desalination membranes
- Fouling of energy-efficient membranes
Prof. Dr. John G. Georgiadis
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a 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 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- active transport
- renewable energy
Membranes 2012, 2(3), 415-429; doi:10.3390/membranes2030415
Received: 13 June 2012; in revised form: 2 July 2012 / Accepted: 5 July 2012 / Published: 17 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1311 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 12 October 2012