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Special Issue "Membrane Distillation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2016).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr. Enrico Drioli Website E-Mail
Institute on Membrane Technology (CNR-ITM) c/o, School of Engineering, University of Calabria, 87036 Arcavacata, Rende CS, Italy
Interests: membrane science and engineering; membranes in artificial organs; integrated membrane processes; membrane preparation and transport phenomena in membranes; membrane distillation and membrane contactors; catalytic membrane and catalytic membrane reactors; desalination of brackish and saline water; salinity gradient energy fuel cells
Membrane distillation (MD) is relatively a new membrane process becoming of significant interest, mainly due to its ability to exploit waste grade and low heat for operation and nearly feed concentration-independent production of high-purity distillate. In addition to traditional desalination, the process has been declared feasible for various applications in the pharmaceutical, agrofood, petroleum and nuclear industries. Due to its unique features and a broad sphere of applications, the process has recently gained considerable attention from both academia and industry. Through this Special Issue of Applied Sciences on ‘’Membrane Distillation’’, we are seeking your contribution in this growing field. The Special Issue will cover developments at various forefronts of MD, including membrane preparation, transport phenomenon, fouling and scaling issues, process improvements and applications. The contributions on temperature polarisation phenomenon, new microporous hydrophobic membranes, graphene and 2D materials for membrane preparation and applications in various nontraditional areas, such as space and nuclear sectors, are particularly welcomed. The issue welcomes novel experimental, as well as theoretical investigations carried out to explore these topics.
Prof. Dr. Enrico Drioli
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Hydrophobic Microporous Membranes
- Seawater Desalination
- Thermal Polarisation
- Membrane Distillation Related Systems