Special Issue "Ionic Liquid and Polymerized Ionic Liquids as Membranes for Clean Energy Generation and Industrial Gas Separations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: ionic liquids; high-performance polymers; gas separations; CO2 capture; membranes; green chemistry; simulations and modeling; big data
Ionic liquids (ILs) and polymer forms of ILs have emerged as highly tuneable and versatile materials for the design of advanced gas separation membranes for CO2 capture and other important gas separations in energy generation. The use of ILs in gas separation membranes originally took the form of supported liquid membranes (SLMs), which had high permeability and good selectivity for CO2/N2 and CO2/CH4 separation, but suffered an inability to withstand much of a pressure differential across the membrane. Poly(IL) materials and block copolymers were thus developed as a means of stabilizing ILs within a polymer matrix, resulting in greatly improved mechanical properties with some reduction in permeability while retaining good selectivity. ILs have also been used in combination with inorganic materials as mixed matrix membranes. There has been recent interest in combining ILs and high-performance polymers such as polyimides in order to overcome the limitations of early poly(IL) membranes.
This Special Issue of Membranes will focus on recent progress in the design of membranes based on ILs and poly(ILs) as well as other materials based on, or containing, ILs within their structure. Original research articles, communications and reviews are invited.
Prof. Dr. Jason E. Bara
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- Ionic liquid
- Poly(ionic liquid)
- Carbon capture
- Natural gas treating
- Hydrogen separation
- Nanostructured materials
- Mixed matrix
- Hybrid materials