Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2nd International Conference on Energy-Efficient Separation (iEESEP 2019)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Nicholas Low
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1. 2D Water Pty Ltd., Mulgrave VIC 3170, Australia
2. Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: advanced membrane manufacturing and membrane applications such as reverse osmosis and nanofiltration
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Dr. Li Gao
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South East Water, 101 Wells St, Frankston VIC 3199, Australia
Interests: novel membrane process; new membrane materials; advanced oxidation process; algae treatment; emerging contaminants
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Dr. Xing Yang
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Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, P.O. Box 14428, Melbourne, VIC 8001, Australia
Interests: membrane technology for water treatment processes and resource recovery from wastewater
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Dr. Stefan Smith
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CSIRO, Private Bag 10, Clayton South, VIC 3169, Australia
Interests: porous liquids and solid materials for separation applications. controlling the properties of porous materials and their mixtures to improve the efficiency of separation technologies; advanced membrane materials, stimuli responsive adsorbents, energy storage, and porous liquids
Prof. Dr. Huanting Wang
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: membrane technologies; functional materials; electrochemical energy
Prof. Xiwang Zhang
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: membrane technologies; water treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

This Special Issue includes selected peer-reviewed papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Energy-Efficient Separation (iEESEP 2019), which is to be held on 27–30 November 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. More details about the conference can be found at, https://www.arc-eesep.org/ieesep2019-registration

The themes of this year’s conference include the following:

  • Novel materials for membrane synthesis;
  • Functional materials for energy-efficient separation;
  • Mixed-matrix membranes;
  • Water treatment and desalination;
  • Wastewater treatment and recycling;
  • Aerobic and anaerobic membrane bioreactors;
  • Integrated processes for energy-efficient separation;
  • New applications of membrane technologies;
  • Underground water management.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to come to Melbourne to join colleagues from around the world in being inspired. Participants in the conference are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Membranes. A 30% discount on the article processing charges is available for all the attendees of iEESEP 2019.

Dr. Nicholas Low
Dr. Li Gao
Dr. Xing Yang
Dr. Stephan Smith
Prof. Huanting Wang
Prof. Xiwang Zhang
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.

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Preparation and Chemical Protective Clothing Application of PVDF Based Sodium Sulfonate Membrane
Membranes 2020, 10(8), 190; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes10080190 - 17 Aug 2020
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Chemical protective clothing (CPC) is major equipment to protect human skin from hazardous chemical warfare agents (CWAs), especially nerve agents and blister agents. CPC performance is mainly dominated by the chemical protective material, which needs to meet various requirements, such as mechanical robustness, [...] Read more.
Chemical protective clothing (CPC) is major equipment to protect human skin from hazardous chemical warfare agents (CWAs), especially nerve agents and blister agents. CPC performance is mainly dominated by the chemical protective material, which needs to meet various requirements, such as mechanical robustness, protective properties, physiological comfort, cost-effectiveness, and dimensional stability. In this study, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) based sodium sulfonate membranes with different ion exchange capacities (IECs) are prepared simply from low-cost materials. Their mechanical properties, contact angles, permeations, and selectivities have been tested and compared with each other. Results show that membranes with IEC in the range of 1.5–2 mmol g−1 have high selectivities of water vapor permeation over CWA simulant vapor permeation and good mechanical properties. Therefore, PVDF-based sodium sulfonate membranes are potential materials for CPC applications. Full article
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