Thin-Film Composite Membranes for Gas and Vapor Separation

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 72

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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Interests: carbon capture; thin-film composite membranes; mixed matrix membranes

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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Interests: novel membrane materials for CO2 capture from flue gas and syngas; antifouling membranes for water purification; understanding of polymer struc-ture/property correlations in thin films
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Industrial thin-film composite (TFC) membranes with superior separation properties require a thin defect-free selective layer. However, the current literature predominantly focuses on the design of polymer architectures to obtain high permeability and selectivity, and there is a lack of studies focused on achieving TFC membranes with scalability and low-cost manufacturing. On the other hand, the structure and separation properties of polymers in the nanoscale need to be better understood.   

This Special Issue, titled “Thin-film Composite Membranes for Gas and Vapor Separation”, aims at collecting recent advancements in the development and application of TFC membranes for gas and vapor separations. Research articles, reviews, and communications on new polymer design, membrane fabrication, and membrane characterization are welcome. Given that mixed matrix materials constitute a promising avenue for achieving the dual objectives of high selectivity and permeance, original research studies on thin-film nanocomposite membranes and interfacial engineering between polymer, gutter layer, and nanofiller are also encouraged.

Dr. Gengyi Zhang
Prof. Dr. Haiqing Lin
Guest Editors

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  • carbon capture
  • organic vapor separation
  • thin-film composite membranes
  • mixed matrix membranes
  • interfacial engineering

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