Special Issue "Membrane Processes for the Metal-ion/Pollutants Detection on Water and Treatment of Industrial Wastewaters"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Fundamentals of Membrane Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Valentina Innocenzi
Guest Editor
Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, University of L'Aquila, Italy.
Interests: expert in the development of the hydrometallurgical processes for the treatment and recycling of industrial and e-waste aimed for metals and rare earths recovery; other skills on the industrial wastewater treatment with zero liquid discharge approach.
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Every human and industrial activity involves the use of a certain amount of water; as a result, the production of wastewater is unavoidable. These residual solutions can contain a series of heavy metals and other organic substance functions of the production cycle. As regards sustainable development, it is necessary to treat wastewater to avoid the dispersion of toxic substances into the environment, maximize the reuse of the treated water, and if possible to valorize the coumponds contained in the solutions. In this perspective, membrane processes such as ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis seem to be a promising tecnology to reduce wastewater. Another relevant aspect is the opportunity to use the membranes for the ion and pollutants detection in water that could be useful for the implementation and development of new processes for wastewater treatment. 

This Special Issue on “Membrane Processes for metal ion/pollutants detection on water and treatment of Industrial Wastewaters” of the journal Membranes seeks contributions to assess the state-of-the-art and future developments in the field of wastewater treatments based on membrane processes. Topics include but are not limited to laboratory scale research, pilot research activity, innovative membranes, and their application for detection, the removal/and reuse of inorganic and organic compounds, and demonstration efforts and industrial exploitation. Authors are invited to submit their latest results; both original papers and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Valentina Innocenzi
Guest Editor

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 1400 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 processes
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Removal and reuse
  • Inorganic and organic substances
  • Sustainable processes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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