Special Issue "Advances in Reverse Osmosis Membranes and Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: reverse osmosis; fouling; fouling detection; fouling control; process design
Interests: reverse osmosis; fouling; fouling detection; fouling control; biofouling
Reverse osmosis (RO) technology is a well-established process that is typically used for the production of drinking and/or industrial reusable water from brackish water, seawater, and wastewater. Although widely used in most desalination plants, the RO process still requires further improvement in terms of separation efficiency, energy consumption, and fouling control. The separation efficiency of the RO process, in particular, not only depends on membrane material but also requires strong developments in membrane engineering, such as module design, fouling detection, and control strategies, as well as upstream pre-treatment technologies.
This Special Issue is dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage on the recent developments in RO membrane design, fabrication, and processes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the fabrication of RO membrane using novel materials and fabrication methods, the optimization of the RO process through module and process design, fouling detection methods and fouling control strategies, and pre-treatment technologies to enhanced RO processes. Authors are invited to submit their latest results; both original papers and reviews are welcome.
Dr. Lee Nuang Sim
Dr. Jia Shin Ho
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 1400 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.
- Reverse osmosis membrane
- Membrane fabrication
- Membrane module design
- Novel membrane
- RO pre-treatment
- Process optimization