Special Issue "Advances in Liquid Membranes 2016"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Clàudia Fontàs
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Department of Analytical Chemistry, The University of Girona, 17071 Girona, Spain
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Interests: separation processes based on functionalized membranes; supported liquid membranes; polymer inclusion membranes; membrane systems for the clean-up of natural waters and industrial wastewaters; physico-chemical and electrical characterization of membranes; environmental and industrial sampling and analysis
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Dear Colleages,

Liquid membranes (LM) are a well-known type of membranes that are being studied extensively by researchers in such fields as analytical, inorganic, and organic chemistry; chemical engineering, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering; and wastewater treatment. Research and development activities within these disciplines involve diverse applications of LM technology, such as gas separations, recovery of valued or toxic metals, removal of organic compounds, development of sensing devices, and recovery of fermentation products and some other biological systems. LMs are very versatile, and can be found in different configurations, such as supported liquid membranes (SLM) and membrane contactors, emulsion liquid membranes (ELM), or bulk liquid membranes (BLM). The selectivity of LM is easily increased with the use of an appropriate carrier, becoming functionalized membranes that can be very specific for the separation of target solutes. Liquid membrane science remains a fruitful and exciting area for research, with promise of offering many novel solutions to critical problems of separation and chemical synthesis. There is a need for both basic and applied research to enhance the possibilities of this technology.

We invite contributors to submit original research papers with the latest developments in liquid membrane based processes.

Prof. Dr. Clàudia Fontàs
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 1200 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.


Keywords

  • Liquid membranes
  • Separation processes
  • Carriers
  • Stability
  • Applications

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Failure Mechanisms of Hollow Fiber Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes
Membranes 2016, 6(2), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes6020021 - 23 Mar 2016
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Hollow fiber supported ionic liquid membranes (SILMs) were tested using the bubble point method to investigate potential failure modes, including the maximum transmembrane pressure before loss of the ionic liquid from the support. Porous hollow fiber supports were fabricated with different pore morphologies [...] Read more.
Hollow fiber supported ionic liquid membranes (SILMs) were tested using the bubble point method to investigate potential failure modes, including the maximum transmembrane pressure before loss of the ionic liquid from the support. Porous hollow fiber supports were fabricated with different pore morphologies using Matrimid® and Torlon® as the polymeric material and 1-hexyl-3-methylimidalzolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide ([C6mim][Tf2N]) as the ionic liquid (IL) component. Hollow fiber SILMs were tested for their maximum pressure before failure, with pressure applied either from the bore side or shell side. It was found that the membranes exhibited one or more of three different modes of failure when pressurized: liquid loss (occurring at the bubble point), rupture, and collapse. Full article
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