Sustainable Innovation in Membrane and Filtration Science for Circular Economy—Select Papers from AMSIC 2024

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2025 | Viewed by 51

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Chemistry, University of Sfax, Sfax 3038, Tunisia
Interests: low cost membranes preparation; process integration; surface modification; waste valorisation; desalination

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Co-Chairs of AMSIC-4, Osmoses Inc., Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Interests: membrane science to process engineering; including large-scale membrane fabrication; their characterization; industrial module preparation; process integration and performance evaluation for broad sco

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Membrane Technology Group, Division CMACS, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, KU Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F, P.O. Box 2454, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: membrane development; phase inversion; interfacial polymerization; mixed matrix membranes; (solvent resistant) nanofiltration; RO; FO; PRO; gas separation; MBR; redox flow batteries

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The AMSIC is the biennial congress of The African Membrane Society. With women making up half the board, the AMSIC will honor African Women in membrane technology with special events.

The AMSIC hosts conferences in Africa every other year. Having been to Tunisia, South Africa, and Senegal, this year we go east to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for our 4th International Congress (AMSIC-4) on November 5-8, 2024. Addis is a city known for its vibrancy and ancient traditions. As the headquarters of the African Union (AU), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and several international organizations, this capital city exudes a modern and cosmopolitan air.

The AMSIC-4, much like its preceding versions, promises to be an exceptional event, bringing together several hundred experts from around the globe and key decision-makers from Africa. The AMSIC-4 is primarily a technical conference with an expanding commercial exposition. In addition to the usual technical discourse, the program will include expert panels, tutorials, and training sessions with delegates from all over Africa and the globe, in the form of panel discussions.

This Special Issue of Membranes devoted to the AMSIC-4 will explore the convergence of the research efforts undertaken in Africa and other regions of the globe across several disciplines, including the design of new materials, characterization methods and process monitoring, modelling studies and numerical analyses, green development, and end-use applications. In this context, we strongly support approaches promoting membrane sciences and technologies aimed at safeguarding the environment and creating resiliency initiatives.

One of the key features of the AMSIC-4 is its emphasis on bridging the gap between industry and academia. Special panel discussions and breakout sessions are planned to facilitate collaboration and the transfer of innovative membrane technologies from laboratory-scale research to production and industrial application. Keeping these new developments in mind, the AMSIC network is delighted to collaborate with Membranes while organizing its 4th International Congress in Africa and welcomes your active participation in this rewarding publishing experience.

Prof. Dr. Raja Ben Amar
Dr. Abaynesh Yihdego Gebreyohannes
Prof. Dr. Ivo F.J. Vankelecom
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  • materials preparation, composites, surface modification
  • innovative fabrication techniques (advanced manufacturing, nanotech, thin films)
  • green processes, circularity, indigenous practices
  • artificial intelligence, modeling tools, filtration mechanisms
  • air filtration, gas/vapor transport phenomena
  • water treatment technologies and applications
  • membranes for chemicals, life sciences, microelectronics, fuels, oils, hydraulics
  • fuel cells, batteries, hydrogen production, power generation
  • hybrid processes, sensors, analytics, and structural characterization

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