Special Issue "Reverse Osmosis Membranes"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2019)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Bogdan Donose

School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia
Website | E-Mail
Interests: colloid and surface science, reverse osmosis membranes, nanoresonators, microscopy and microanalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There are more than 18000 desalination plants all over the world (estimated in 2015); of these, more than 65% are based on reverse osmosis, so we have a clear target in terms of fundamental science, research, and development.

In this Special Issue, authors are invited to submit reviews and original articles on the broad subject of reverse osmosis, ranging from barrier layer fundamentals and manufacture to the early detection of fouling, and from virus rejection to the fundamentals of colloidal interaction.

Dr. Bogdan Donose
Guest Editor

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 1000 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.

Keywords

  • reverse osmosis characterization and manufacture of barrier layer
  • fouling mechanism and cleaning strategies
  • early detection of fouling
  • virus and micropollutants rejection
  • colloids and organic matter interactions with membranes

Published Papers (1 paper)

View options order results:
result details:
Displaying articles 1-1
Export citation of selected articles as:

Research

Open AccessArticle In Situ Modification of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Elements for Enhanced Removal of Multiple Micropollutants
Received: 10 January 2019 / Revised: 7 February 2019 / Accepted: 11 February 2019 / Published: 13 February 2019
PDF Full-text (2004 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Abstract
Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes are widely used for desalination and water treatment. However, they insufficiently reject some small uncharged micropollutants, such as certain endocrine-disrupting, pharmaceutically active compounds and boric acid, increasingly present in water sources and wastewater. This study examines the feasibility of [...] Read more.
Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes are widely used for desalination and water treatment. However, they insufficiently reject some small uncharged micropollutants, such as certain endocrine-disrupting, pharmaceutically active compounds and boric acid, increasingly present in water sources and wastewater. This study examines the feasibility of improving rejection of multiple micropollutants in commercial low-pressure RO membrane elements using concentration polarization- and surfactant-enhanced surface polymerization. Low-pressure membrane elements modified by grafting poly(glycidyl methacrylate) showed enhanced rejection of all tested solutes (model organic micropollutants, boric acid, and NaCl), with permeability somewhat reduced, but comparable with commercial brackish water RO membranes. The study demonstrates the potential and up-scalability of grafting as an in situ method for improving removal of various classes of organic and inorganic micropollutants and tuning performance in RO and other dense composite membranes for water purification. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reverse Osmosis Membranes)
Figures

Figure 1

Membranes EISSN 2077-0375 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top