Special Issue "Electro-membrane Processes for Clean Water and Sustainable Energy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
Interests: clean (mainly membrane-assisted) (bio)chemical processes and technologies; electro-membrane processes; water treatment, sustainable salinity gradient-based (“blue”) energy generation and/or storage
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There is an increasing worldwide interest in the use of electro-membrane processes for clean water and renewable electrochemical energy harvesting and storage. These processes range from classical membrane electrolysis and electrodialysis to emerging applications, such as reverse electrodialysis, membrane capacitive deionization, redox flow batteries, microbial and enzymatic fuel cells, and ion exchange membrane (bio)reactors. This interest has inspired fundamental and applied research on improving the properties of their “key” components: The ion exchange membranes, as well as on process modelling, optimization and validation on a laboratory or industrial scale, with the ultimate goal being their practical implementation. The latter has encouraged both academia and various commercial companies in growing activities to develop tailored membrane products best suited to satisfy specific process requirements, such as low electric resistance, monovalent ion perm-selectivity, antifouling properties, hollow-fiber ion exchange membrane arrangement, as well as a number of novel hybrid processes.
This Special Issue of the journal Applied Sciences, “Electro-Membrane Processes for Clean Water and Sustainable Energy”, aims at covering recent advances in the development of these research topics.
Dr. Svetlozar G. Velizarov
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Ion exchange membrane
- Membrane electrolysis
- (Reverse) electrodialysis
- Salinity gradient power
- Membrane capacitive deionization
- Redox flow batteries
- Membrane fuel cells
- Donnan dialysis
- Diffusion dialysis
- Hybrid processes
- Ion exchange membrane (bio)reactors