Advanced Membrane Technologies for Ion Separation

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 100

Special Issue Editor

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Interests: two-dimensional membrane; MXene membrane; ion sieving; nanofluidic ion transport; osmotic energy capture; nanofiltration; gas separation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit your manuscript to this Special Issue entitled “Advanced membrane technologies for ion separation”. Ion-selective membranes are crucial in many industrial and environmental processes, such as wastewater treatment, desalination, isotope separation, electrodialysis, and osmotic energy harvesting. Compared to conventional methods, membrane technology allows for lower energy consumption and higher selectivity. With the growing need to optimize resource and energy usage while minimizing environmental footprint, advanced ion separation membranes that can separate ions at scale in a cost-effective manner will be indispensable.

In this Special Issue, we would like to highlight the latest progress in advanced membrane technologies for ion sieving and explore challenges, problems, and solutions to the related issues to further promote the application of membrane technologies. Original research articles and reviews are welcome in the following areas:

  • Advanced materials for ion separation;
  • Design and optimization of ion-selective membranes;
  • Applications of ion-selective membranes in water treatment and energy storage and conversion;
  • Advancement in the field of osmotic energy harvesting;
  • Advancement in the field of isotope separation;
  • Issues of scale-up and industrialization of ion separation membrane processes;
  • Simulation and theoretical calculation of the sieving mechanisms;
  • Future challenges and prospects.

We look forward to receiving your manuscripts.

Dr. Li Ding
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Membranes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • membrane materials
  • membrane modules
  • process integration
  • applications
  • challenges

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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