Special Issue "Electrospun Nanofiber Membranes: Advances and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)
Dr. Leonard D. Tijing
Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, 15 Broadway, Sydney, 2007 New South Wales, Australia
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Interests: electrospinning; nanofiber; membrane distillation/condenser; desalination; water treatment; membrane separation processes; water–air–energy; membrane synthesis and characterization; fouling; mixed matrix/nanocomposite membranes
The unique and interesting features of electrospun nanofiber membranes have opened a vast number of applications in many fields. Since re-igniting the research interest on electrospinning as the main method to produce nanofibers in the 1990s, different variants in electrospinning approaches, configuration, nanofiber membrane design and functionality, modification strategies, and even upscaling technologies have been investigated. Interest in nanofiber membranes is still gaining increased traction among the research community and industry, and with the continuing advancements in nanotechnology, characterization techniques, and new materials, nanofiber membranes will likely play a large role in many areas in the future.
This Special Issue is geared towards providing the latest advances in the fabrication, modification, and application of nanofiber membranes fabricated by electrospinning. The scope of this issue includes, but is not limited to, new approaches in the fabrication and synthesis of nanofiber membrane, novel nanofiber membrane materials (polymeric, ceramic, mixed matrix) and modification techniques, nanocomposite and multi-functional membranes, upscaling of electrospinning technology, nanofiber membranes for water and wastewater treatment, desalination, resource recovery, pollutant remediation, oil–water separation, air pollution and filtration, gas separation, biomedical and tissue engineering, drug delivery, energy production and energy-related devices, and other emerging applications.
Authors are welcome to submit original research papers, communications, and review articles. Looking forward to your outstanding contribution for this Special Issue.
Dr. Leonard D. Tijing
Manuscript Submission Information
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- membrane fabrication
- membrane separation
- water/air treatment
- membrane modification
- environmental remediation
- resource recovery