Special Issue "Liquid Membranes"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2011)
Prof. Dr. Michiaki Matsumoto
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Doshisha University; Kyotanabe; Kyoto 610-0321, Japan
Phone: +81 0774 656655
Fax: +81 0774 656655
Interests: bioreaction engineering; separation technology; extraction; membrane separation
When liquids that are immiscible with the feed and receiving phases are used as membrane materials, they are referred to as liquid membranes.
Since the 1960s, liquid membrane technology has been applied to gas separation, recovery of metallic ions, removal of organic compounds and recovery of fermentation products; and has been combined with a biotechnological process. Although many studies on liquid membrane technology have been conducted, practical success was limited mainly due to instabilities of the membranes. However, recent liquid membrane technology has made considerable advances. For example, use of ionic liquids as membrane materials instead of conventional organic solvents can overcome the above weakness. Furthermore, their application has been extended to the fields of waste-water treatment, and food and beverage production. We welcome papers about recent advances of liquid membrane technology in the various fields. We also welcome papers about liquid membrane-related technology such as analytical application and plasticized membranes.Prof. Dr. Michiaki Matsumoto
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.
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- liquid membrane
- supported membrane
- plasticized membrane
- hybrid membrane
Article: Effect of Ammonium- and Phosphonium-Based Ionic Liquids on the Separation of Lactic Acid by Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes (SILMs)
Membranes 2011, 1(2), 98-108; doi:10.3390/membranes1020098
Received: 14 March 2011; in revised form: 26 April 2011 / Accepted: 6 May 2011 / Published: 13 May 2011| Download PDF Full-text (297 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy—A Simple Method for the Characterization of Polymer Inclusion Membranes Containing Aliquat 336
Membranes 2011, 1(2), 132-148; doi:10.3390/membranes1020132
Received: 6 April 2011; in revised form: 3 June 2011 / Accepted: 16 June 2011 / Published: 23 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (336 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Nickel (II) Preconcentration and Speciation Analysis During Transport from Aqueous Solutions Using a Hollow-fiber Permeation Liquid Membrane (HFPLM) Device
Membranes 2011, 1(3), 217-231; doi:10.3390/membranes1030217
Received: 23 May 2011; in revised form: 27 July 2011 / Accepted: 12 August 2011 / Published: 18 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (564 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Liquid Phase Micro-Extraction of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate Anionic Surfactants in Aqueous Samples
Membranes 2011, 1(4), 299-313; doi:10.3390/membranes1040299
Received: 30 August 2011 / Accepted: 4 October 2011 / Published: 13 October 2011| Download PDF Full-text (342 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 12 October 2012