Special Issue "Fouling and Cleaning in Membrane Processes"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membrane Applications in Industry and Chemical Analysis".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019)
Prof. Dr. Frank Lipnizki
Membrane technology is one of the fastest growing separation technologies for a wide range of applications, ranging from seawater desalination and medical applications to applications in the food, biotech and process industry, as well as water preparation and wastewater treatment. One challenging aspect in most membrane applications is membrane fouling with reduces the filtration capacity of membranes due to deposition of dissolved and suspended materials on and/or in the membrane. In order to regenerate the membrane performance mechanical and chemical cleaning is often required. Thus, fouling and cleaning have a significant impact on membrane plant capital and operating expenditures and, thus, the sustainability of membrane processes. Despite significant progress in the field of fouling and cleaning of membranes there are still many challenges ahead.
This Special Issue aims, therefore, to provide the latest advances in membrane fouling and cleaning including scaling with focus on industrial and water/wastewater applications. Thus, the scope of this issue covers, but is not limited to, approaches to monitor and model fouling and cleaning, modified low-fouling membranes and membrane materials, mechanical cleaning methods such as back-flushing and pulsing, chemical cleaning methods and protocols, case studies including environmental and economical evaluations.
Authors are welcome to submit original research papers, communications, and review articles. Looking forward to your outstanding contribution for this Special Issue.
Prof. Frank Lipnizki
Manuscript Submission Information
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- membrane processes
- low-fouling membranes
- case studies