Special Issue "Membranes in Water Purification"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Long Duc Nghiem
School of Civil Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Website: http://www.uow.edu.au/~longn/
E-Mail: longn@uow.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 4221 4590
Fax: +61 2 4221 3238
Interests: NF/RO membranes; membrane fouling and autopsy study; non-potable and indirect potable water reuse; membrane bioreactors (MBRs); membrane extraction; polymer inclusion membranes (PIMs)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleaguers,

Innovative membrane separation processes using recent advances in materials science, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and process engineering will play a significant role in addressing the major global challenges associated with both water scarcity and the provision of sustainable, cost effective and energy efficient potable water supply. In water and wastewater treatment, the membrane is utilised as a physical barrier that is permeable to water but not the contaminants of concern. Membrane technology offers a range of reliable water and wastewater treatment options with the advantages of simplicity, robustness, efficiency, low chemical consumption and low cost.

This special issue offers a scientific forum for membrane researchers and practitioners to disseminate their latest innovation on the fabrication of membrane materials and development of membrane processes for water purification applications. We welcome any research work or critical review addressing the use of membrane technology for water and wastewater treatment. Articles dealing with the removal of specific contaminants, novel membrane materials, membrane fouling and cleaning, and energy efficient membrane systems are of particular interest to this special issue.

Topics of specific interest include:

  • water and wastewater treatment processes
  • membrane fabrication
  • membrane bioreactors
  • membrane based water and energy integration systems
  • power generation with pressure retarded osmosis
  • novel membrane processes
  • membrane filtration for the improvement of public health
  • membrane based dewatering processes in food processing applications
  • membrane based treatment processes

Dr. Long Duc Nghiem
Guest Editor


  • water reuse
  • desalination
  • water and wastewater treatment
  • energy
  • food
  • health
  • novel materials

Published Papers (4 papers)

Membranes 2013, 3(2), 24-43; doi:10.3390/membranes3020024
Received: 23 March 2013; in revised form: 17 April 2013 / Accepted: 17 April 2013 / Published: 24 April 2013
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Membranes 2012, 2(4), 804-840; doi:10.3390/membranes2040804
Received: 3 August 2012; in revised form: 2 November 2012 / Accepted: 5 November 2012 / Published: 21 November 2012
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Membranes 2012, 2(3), 565-584; doi:10.3390/membranes2030565
Received: 20 June 2012; in revised form: 20 July 2012 / Accepted: 9 August 2012 / Published: 15 August 2012
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Membranes 2012, 2(2), 228-236; doi:10.3390/membranes2020228
Received: 24 April 2012; in revised form: 25 May 2012 / Accepted: 29 May 2012 / Published: 1 June 2012
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Last update: 27 February 2014

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