Special Issue "Membrane Separation Techniques – Optimization and Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: Chris Wright’s laboratory focuses on the characterization and control of biological interactions within bioprocess engineering and medicine. This control is focused on fabrication and modification of polymer surfaces. His research interests include Atomic force microscopy, Membrane Separation, Scaffolds for tissue engineering, Collagen, Biofilms, Electrospinning
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We are pleased to announce an upcoming Special Issue focusing on “Membrane Separation Techniques—Optimization and Application”, with Guest Editor Chris Wright. It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue.
Membrane separation is an established technique used for processing in a wide range of industries, including water treatment, energy generation, biotechnology, food processing, and pharmaceutical production. This is a consequence of the versatility and advantages of membrane separation, and many processes have been developed that include microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, forward osmosis, and membrane distillation. These membrane process can be applied in different configurations and operation modes. However, the underlying scientific principle of a membrane process is a selective separation achieved due to physical and chemical differences between a membrane, solute(s), and a solvent. A driving force is applied, and the solute can either be retained by the membrane or pass through with the solvent depending on its size, charge, activity, or partial pressure. The use of membranes has many advantages over more conventional methods such as distillation and chemical extraction, which include high selectivity, relatively low operating costs, with low energy usage, process versatility, and modular design. The science of membrane separation techniques is being applied more and more in industrial applications to exploit the advantages of membrane technologies. Hence, the rationale for this Special Issue that will act as a forum to present the latest developments and opportunities for the application of membrane separation techniques.
We therefore invite authors globally to contribute original research articles and review papers defining the most recent developments and ideas in the application and optimisation of membrane separation techniques.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Development of membrane separation techniques
- Application of membrane techniques
- Optimisation methods for improved application of membranes
- Characterisation of membranes
- Novel configuration of membrane processes
- Fabrication and modification of membranes
- Case study of membranes applied in industry
- Fouling/biofouling of membranes
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- Water treatment
- Reverse osmosis
- Forward osmosis
- Membrane distillation