Special Issue "Membrane Systems for Carbon Capture in Power Generation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Roberto Carapellucci
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Guest Editor
Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, University of L’Aquila, Via G. Gronchi 18, L’Aquila 67100, Italy
Interests: advanced energy systems; power generation; carbon dioxide capture; fuel cells; renewable energy sources
Dr. Lorena Giordano
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Guest Editor
ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Environment, Via Anguillarese 301, 00123 S. M. di Galeria (Rome), Italy
Interests: advanced energy conversion systems; CO2 capture in power plants; membrane separation processes; renewable energies; life cycle assessment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The EU initiatives developed in the framework of H2020 aim to reduce the use of fossil fuels while improving methods of decarbonization and transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a technology which allows the capturing and storing of CO2 emitted by large fossil fuel power plants. Pre- or post-combustion CO2 separation and capture can be accomplished by means of a number of processes including chemical and physical absorption, adsorption, gas-separation membranes, and low-temperature distillation. Among technology options for CO2 capture, membrane-based gas separation systems are noteworthy, owing to their low energy requirements, promising technology evolution, and effective integration with power plants.

Within this context, this Special Issue aims at collecting qualified contributions that show the advancements of membrane systems technology and the opportunities to integrate them in power generation plants for carbon capture. Modeling and experimental papers on membrane systems for carbon capture and power plants in which they are integrated as well as review manuscripts concerning the most significant technologies and the most interesting challenges that still need to be addressed are welcome. Comparisons of membrane systems with other carbon capture technologies, in terms of energy, environmental, or economic performance, are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Roberto Carapellucci
Dr. Lorena Giordano
Guest Editors

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 1800 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.


  • membrane systems
  • carbon capture
  • power generation
  • carbon dioxide removal

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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