Special Issue "Polymer Hollow Fiber Membrane 2019"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2019).
Interests: polymeric membranes (flat and hollow fibers); catalytic membranes; high-free-volume glassy polymers; gas separation; pervaporation; hydrophobic pervaporation membranes; membrane bioreactors; high pressure membrane gas absorption; low temperature catalytic membrane reactors; membrane contactors; nanoporous materials and membranes; solvent resistant nanofiltration membranes; organic solvent nanofiltration; membrane nanopore structure characterization; gas and vapor sorption; polymer nanocomposites
Since Mahon and the group at Dow Chemical’s proposal to use synthetic polymeric hollow-fiber membranes (PHFMs) as a separation device, their development and applications have been a key sustainable growing area in the field of membrane technology. PHFMs possess high self-mechanical support, provide a large membrane area per unit volume of membrane module, resulting in high overall efficiency, good flexibility, easy handling during module fabrication, membrane reparation, and system operation. Due to this, PHFMs have become the core of a wide range of different technologies: membrane blood oxygenation, artificial kidneys, gas separation, wastewater treatment, reverse osmosis, etc.
This Special Issue is aimed at exploring the forefront of academic and R&D activities within the field of PHFMs, and special attention will be given to their novel applications. In this Special Issue, original research papers (full papers, communications) on recent advances within PHFM development are welcome. Review articles considering the deep understanding of modern challenges and future research directions are also invited.
I hope that this Special Issue will provide the scientific community with a thorough overview of cutting-edge advances on polymer hollow fiber membranes.
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Volkov
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Polymeric hollow fiber membranes (PHFMs)
- Advanced materials for PHFMs
- Structure design and optimization of PHFMs
- Multichannel PHFMs
- Development and fabrication of PHFMs
- Advanced methods for PHFM characterization
- Porous, non-porous and composite PHFMs
- PHFM applications and processes
- Modeling and simulation of PHFM processes