Membrane Processes for Water Recovery in Food Processing Industries

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membrane Applications for Water Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2024 | Viewed by 66

Special Issue Editors

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División de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación, Tecnológico Nacional de México/Instituto Tecnológico de Toluca, Metepec 52140, México
Interests: water recovery from industrial effluent treatment using membrane hybrid processes; synthesis and application of polymeric membranes for water recovery; recovery of contaminated lakes and mountain lakes; extraction and characterization of natural pigments for food application; synthesis and characterization of biopolymers for the food industry; study of hybrid polymeric matrices for the encapsulation of microorganisms, enzymes, and active substances

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Centro Conjunto de Investigación en Química Sustentable (CCIQS), Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Carretera Km, 14.5, Unidad San Cayetano, Toluca—Atlacomulco, Toluca de Lerdo 50200, México
Interests: membrane modification using natural and synthetic monomers with practical application in water filtration; surface modification of membranes with potential applications for metal ion removal; support of metallic particles in a modified membrane to be used in catalysis reactions; degradation and biodegradation by modified membrane

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Currently, there are different treatment processes for industrial effluents that include membrane technology for water recovery. Mainly, effluents from the food sector are attractive to produce clean water, because effluents could be treated by membrane processes to generate decontaminated water with high possibilities of reuse as potable water.

According to effluent characteristics, the effluents are treated by membrane systems, including pre- and post-treatments that make the use of membranes more efficient in the effluent treatment and improve the quality of the treated water. Water components can also be recovered by the membranes, making the treatment process more economically and environmentally attractive.

This Special Issue includes reviews and original articles by researchers on the synthesis and applications of membranes for industrial effluent treatment with water recovery purposes, including membrane fouling studies, treatment costs, environmental studies, energetic saving, and recent advances with respect to challenges associated with membrane application for water recovery from industrial effluent treatment.      

Dr. Claudia Muro
Dr. Rosa María Gómez-Espinosa
Guest Editors

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  • membrane process
  • integrated membrane systems
  • membranes for food effluent treatment
  • water recovery by membranes
  • water reuse in the food industry
  • membrane fouling in effluents treatment
  • membrane characteristics in food effluents treatment
  • cost analysis for water recovery from food effluent treatment
  • environmental benefits of water recovery
  • energy saving in membrane process for food effluent treatment

Published Papers

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