Selected Papers from 2nd International Conference for Membranes Technology and its Applications (MTAIC 2021)

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

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Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce that the National Research Centre (NRC, Egypt) and the Center of Excellence in Membrane-based Water Desalination Technology for Testing and Characterization (CEMTC), Port Said University will jointly host the 2nd International Conference for Membranes Technology and Its Applications (MTAIC, 2021) in NRC (Cairo, Egypt). After a successful first conference in 2019 in Egypt, the NRC is organizing its second conference in Cairo, Egypt. MTAIC 2021 will be held 15–17 August 2021 at the NRC in Cairo, Egypt (http://mtaic.org/ and https://mtaic2020.conferences.ekb.eg/). The location is the National Research Center in the heart of Cairo, the ideal place to bring together academic scientists and industrial companies in the field of membrane technology.

This Special Issue, “Membranes Technology and Its Applications”, will receive papers presented during MTAIC 2021 with a 25% discount. Other submissions from researchers that meet the scope of this Special Issue are welcome as well. On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to submit your paper. Conference participants and other researchers are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Membranes.

This special Issue aims to highlight and promote recent advances in polymeric and ceramic membrane technology in important applications such as water purification, wastewater treatment, and gas separation. Membrane applications are based on the required technology. In water treatment and desalination, membranes are used in the treatment of industrial and agricultural wastewater, and in the tertiary treatment of wastewater and seawater desalination. Additionally, integrated membranes technology using different membranes such as forward osmosis membranes and ultrafiltration to treat oily wastewater from petroleum refineries and water extracted from the drilling of wells, as well as the reduction of salinity using hybrid forward/reverse osmosis membrane technology or nanofiltration to reduce seawater salinity to a suitable level that meets environmental regulations.

This Special Issue covers all fields related to membrane technology and its applications. Special attention will be given to the following topics:

  • Fabrication of polymeric and ceramic membranes.
  • Fabrication of flat sheet and spiral-wound modules, tubular and hollow-fiber membranes.
  • Ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, forward osmosis and microfiltration membranes.
  • Water and wastewater treatment.
  • Water desalination.
  • Pharmaceutical applications.
  • Petroleum industries.
  • Fertilizer industries.
  • Food production.
  • Membranes for gas separation.
  • Membranes for fuel cells.
  • Electro-membranes.
  • Membrane distillation and pervaporation.
  • Membranes in chemical production.
  • Membranes in medical applications.

Both original research papers and comprehensive reviews are welcome. We look forward to your exciting contributions.

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Bassyouni
Prof. Dr. Heba Abdallah
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Shaban
Prof. Dr. Marwa Shalaby
Prof. Dr. Nabil A. S. Elminshawy
Dr. Yasser Elhenawy
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Keywords

  • membrane technology
  • nanotechnology
  • separation processes
  • applications

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Theoretical Investigation of Vapor Transport Mechanism Using Tubular Membrane Distillation Module
by Adnan Alhathal Alanezi, Mohamed Bassyouni, Shereen M. S. Abdel-Hamid, Hassn Safi Ahmed, Mohamed Helmy Abdel-Aziz, Mohamed Shafick Zoromba and Yasser Elhenawy
Membranes 2021, 11(8), 560; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes11080560 - 24 Jul 2021
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Abstract
This paper’s primary objective is to examine the vapor delivery mechanism through a tubular membrane distillation (MD) module. Experiments were conducted utilizing a hydrophobic tubular membrane module with a pore size of 0.2 µm. To establish the mass transport mechanism of water vapor, [...] Read more.
This paper’s primary objective is to examine the vapor delivery mechanism through a tubular membrane distillation (MD) module. Experiments were conducted utilizing a hydrophobic tubular membrane module with a pore size of 0.2 µm. To establish the mass transport mechanism of water vapor, tests were carried out first with pure water as a feed. The permeate flow was then determined using NaCl aqueous feed solutions. Distilled water flux at diverse feed temperatures, feed flow rates, and feed salt concentrations was investigated. The permeate flux improved linearly with rising temperature and flow rate of the feed, however, it declined with feed concentration. Increasing temperature from 40 to 70 °C increased the permeate flux by a factor of 2.2, while increasing the feed flow rate from 60 to 120 L/h increased the permeate flux by a factor ranging from 0.7 to 1.1 depending on feed temperature. Using the Dusty gas model (DGM) the mass transport of water vapor is estimated in the membrane pores. The results showed that the water vapor delivery is controlled by way of the Knudsen molecular diffusion transition mechanism and its version changed into one capable of predicting the permeate fluxes. The mass transfer coefficient calculated and located using the Knudsen molecular transition version agreed properly with the corresponding experimental value. The delivery resistances were affected by working parameters, along with feed temperature, flow rate, and concentration. The mass transfer resistance of the membrane became the predominant controlling step to the MD process. Full article
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