Advanced Membranes and Membrane Technologies for Wastewater Treatment

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membrane Applications for Water Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 129

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Departamento de Ingeniería Química y Química Física, Instituto Universitario de Investigación del Agua, Cambio Climático y Sostenibilidad (IACYS), Universidad de Extremadura, Avenida de Elvas s/n, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: membrane separation processes; integration of membrane processes; water and wastewater treatment; process intensification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increasing occurrence of a wide spectrum of pollutants (MPs) in water bodies has become a threat of high-concern to the environment and human health due to MPs’ stability, toxicity, and bioaccumulation potential in plants and animals. Most of the MPs found in the environment originate from household, service, and industrial activities in urban areas. As such, Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) should play a vital role as a barrier to prevent the widespread disposal of MPs in the environment. Among advanced water treatment methods, the application of processes based on membrane filtration in the purification of urban and industrial wastewater has increased considerably in recent years. These processes are considered an important alternative for a sustainable reclamation of wastewater, thus avoiding the discharge of pollutants into the environment. Membrane technology has been proven to offer effective solutions, given, among others, its applicability to pollutants of a very different nature, high selectivity, easy operation, simple equipment, non-extreme experimental conditions, and efficient use of energy.

In this Special Issue, authors are invited to submit original articles and reviews on the design, synthesis, and characterization of advanced membranes and membrane technologies for wastewater treatment applications. The use of membrane processes for the removal of pollutants of different origins and of a chemical nature is also welcome, including (but not limited to) the use of any type of membrane process (ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, polymeric inclusion membranes, membrane reactors, etc.); the design, improvement, application and combination of these processes; the use of membranes of different natures and preparations; the use of modified membranes; and the development of new mathematical models to describe the processes.

Prof. Dr. Juan L. Acero
Guest Editor

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  • membrane processes
  • advanced membrane processes
  • membrane modification and use
  • water and wastewater treatment
  • water reclamation
  • pollutants removal
  • modeling
  • design
  • improvement

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