Special Issue "Application of Membrane Filtration in Industrial Processes, and in the Treatment of Water and Industrial Wastewater"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Prof. Dr. Christakis Paraskeva
Membrane filtration has been successfully implemented in many industrial processes and has been also effectively employed in the treatment of potable water and municipal, industrial, and/or agroindustrial wastewaters. This technology is mature enough to compete with other well established separation techniques (selective adsorption, distillation, crystallization, extraction, conventional sand filtation, etc.), and it excels where there is a need for simultaneous isolation, condensation, and enrichment of substances.
Many industrial sectors (chemical, petrochemical, mineral and metalurgical, food, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, electronics, papers, etc.) have adopted membrane schemes for their production processes thanks to the improvement and advances in membrane technology that have reduced considerabley the fixed and opeational costs. Production processes in food industries (dairy, beverage, winery, tomato and olive oil, brewery, food, juice, etc.) rely on the use of membrane technology to guarantee the quality and reproducibility of their final products.
Current trends and developments indicate that membrane technology can substitude convectional technologies (coagulation/flocculation/sedimentattion, together with sand bed fitering) in potable water production due to its better performance, potential for less chemical use and sludge production, and potential to fulfill hygienic barrier requirements. In the process of producing potable water, new sources such as desalination and wastewater reuse are encountered to replace the extinct groundwater, thanks to nanofiltration and reverse osmosis.
The high demand of membranes in the 2000s and their widespread use in many industrial applications has led researchers and technicians to develop membrane modules for the treatment of liquid industrial wastes. The direct profit for industry was the recycling of a large proportion of used industrial water. Of particular interest is the utilization of membrane filtration in membrane arrays (UF, NF, and RO) for the treatment of agricultural wastewaters, where concentrates are utilized to isolate and enrich substances with particular added economic value.
This Special Issue therefore focuses on recent membrane applications in industrial processes (chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical, food industry, etc.) and in the treatment for municipal, industrial, and agro-industrial wastewaters, etc.). Comparisons of membrane technologies with other separation processes are welcome. Mini-review papers are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Marco Stoller
Prof. Dr. Javier Miguel Ochando-Pulido
Prof. Dr. Christakis Paraskeva
Manuscript Submission Information
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- industrial applications
- water treatment
- wastewater treatment
- drinking water
- membrane processes
- fractionation of organic compounds
- isolation of compounds with high added value
- contaminant removal
- membrane fouling
- membrane process modeling
- membrane process control and safety