Research and Innovation on Reverse and Forward Osmosis Membrane Processes

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 65

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
Materials & Process Engineering (iMMC-IMAP), Université Catholique de Louvain, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Interests: reverse osmosis; forward osmosis; pervaporation; membrane contactors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Reverse osmosis (RO) and forward osmosis (FO) are two important membrane-based processes whose applications have continued to expand. Although RO and FO are primarily utilized in seawater desalination and wastewater treatment processes, the applicative potential of these two membrane processes, such as in food processing, pharmaceutical concentration and mineral processing, has been steadily growing. The research and development of organic solvent reverse osmosis (OSRO) and organic solvent forward osmosis (OSFO) membrane processes for the treatment of non-aqueous solutions have garnered particular attention in recent years.

This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of recent developments in RO and FO membrane technology, and authors are invited to submit contributions on topics including, but not limited to, the following: (i) novel RO, FO, OSRO and OSFO membrane materials; (ii) novel draw solute materials for FO and OSFO membrane processes; (iii) emerging application areas of RO, FO, OSRO and OSFO membrane processes; and (iv) hybrid RO, FO, OSRO and OSFO membrane processes.

Dr. Yusak Hartanto
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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • reverse osmosis
  • forward osmosis
  • organic solvent reverse osmosis
  • organic solvent forward osmosis
  • desalination
  • water treatment
  • food processing
  • mineral processing
  • pharmaceutical processing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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