Special Issue "State-of-the-Art Membrane Science and Technology in Poland 2021, 2022"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 6417
Interests: membrane distillation; microfiltration; ultrafiltration; nanofiltration; reverse osmosis, polymeric membranes; surface modification; water and wastewater treatment; separation applying membranes; membrane bioreactors; membrane crystallization; fouling and scaling
Interests: ceramic membranes; polymeric membranes; surface modification; membrane modification; organic-inorganic hybrids; gas separation, membrane contactors, membrane distillation; pervaporation; ultrafiltration; nanofiltration; organic solvent nanofiltration; separation applying membranes
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Separation processes applied to purification of industrial streams and to water and wastewater treatment are the key factors in economic and sustainable world development. Membrane processes can replace traditional multiple-step technologies, increasing the efficiency and productivity of separation. Therefore, membrane processes are a fast-growing part of the separation technology.
In Poland, pressure-driven processes including reverse osmosis, nanofiltration and ultra- and microfiltration are already applied at an industrial scale for food and bioproduct processing. Moreover, a number of installations for wastewater treatment (membrane bioreactors) have been accomplished. Membrane technology is also used in the petrochemical and other industries. Academic scientists and industries in Poland have developed new types of membrane processes and demonstrated their application potential.
The present Special Issue is aimed at presenting the current state of the art and recent advances in membrane science and technology in Poland. It is our pleasure to invite you to submit review articles, original papers and communications for this Special Issue. Both experimental and theoretical contributions are welcome.
Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Development of new membrane materials and processes;
- New application area for membrane technology;
- Methods for mitigation of fouling and scaling;
- Development of membrane module and membrane installations;
- Modeling and simulations of membrane transport and membrane-based process operation;
- Membrane education.
Prof. Dr. Marek Gryta
Prof. Dr. Wojciech Kujawski
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Title: Resistance of polypropylene membrane for oil fouling during membrane distillation
Author: Marek Gryta； [email protected]
Affiliation: West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering, ul. Pułaskiego 10, 70-322 Szczecin, Poland
The influence of oil emulsion on the course of water desalination by membrane distillation was studied. The feed water was contaminated by oil collected from the bilge water. The impact of feed composition on the wetting resistance of hydrophobic polypropylene membranes was evaluated during long-term studies. Two types of the capillary membranes fabricated by thermally induced phase separation method were tested. Furthermore, these membranes were non-wetted during the separation of NaCl solutions over a period of 500 h of modules exploitation. The addition of oil to the feed (5-100 mg/L) caused a progressive decline of the permeate flux up to 30%, but the applied hydrophobic membranes retained their non-wettability for the consecutive 2400 h of process operation. It was indicated, that that several compounds containing the carbonyl group were formed on the membranes surface during the process. These hydrophilic compounds facilitated the water adsorption on the surface of polypropylene which restricted the oil deposition on the membranes used.
Keywords: membrane distillation; oily wastewater; polypropylene membrane; membrane wettability