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Special Issue "Biopolymer Membranes for Industrial Applications"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016).
Interests: membrane separation processes, membrane contactors for process intensification, design of biopolymer membranes for biotechnology applications
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Special Issue in Polymers: Microbial Polysaccharides: Applications and Potentialities
With growing environmental concern, many efforts have been devoted to the development of new membranes using polymers from renewable sources, which should present a good compromise between flux and selectivity as well as chemical and mechanical stability. To date, polysaccharide-based membranes have been developed using starch, alginate and chitosan with successful application in pervaporation, fuel cells and adsorption processes, as well as in packaging. However, intensive research is being developed in microbial polysaccharides production, since they present new or improved properties, being competitive with natural polysaccharides as well as with synthetic polymers. This issue aims to collect key contributions to the field and give an overview about the use of biopolymer membranes in industrial processes for chemical, biological and environmental applications.
Dr. Isabel Coelhoso
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 1200 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.
- biopolymer membranes
- microbial polysaccharides
- fuel cells