New Advances in Membrane Fouling during Water and Wastewater Treatment

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2024) | Viewed by 529

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: water/wastewater treatment; membrane-based technology; membrane fouling and control; computational fluid dynamics; membrane module design
College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100107, China
Interests: water treatment; catalytic ceramic membrane; nanofiltration; membrane fouling; photocatalysis; dissolved organic matters; pharmaceutically active compounds
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With increasing water demand and deteriorating water environments, the scarcity of freshwater sources and deterioration of water environments have jointly made the water crisis a salient global concern. Water and wastewater treatment can not only mitigate water pollution but can also relieve water shortage through the production of high-quality freshwater. Membrane-based technologies have been widely used for water/wastewater treatment and reclamation owing to there being no need for chemical addition as well as relatively low energy consumption and high automation capability. However, irreversible membrane fouling encumbers the performance and efficiency of membrane systems. Insights into the membrane fouling mechanism and strategies for membrane fouling control are of great importance. This Special Issue aims to deepen the understanding of membrane fouling phenomena and mechanisms and propose feasible membrane fouling control strategies during water/wastewater treatment.

For this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Membrane fouling characterization;
  • Modeling and simulation;
  • Membrane fouling control;
  • Membrane material;
  • Membrane module design;
  • Pressure-driven membrane technology;
  • Electronic membrane technology.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Weichen Lin
Dr. Chen Li
Guest Editors

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  • membrane fouling
  • scaling
  • organic fouling
  • biofouling
  • fouling control/antifouling
  • water/wastewater treatment and reclamation
  • membrane bioreactors
  • membrane modification

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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