Special Issue "Mass Transfer in Membranes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2018)
Dr. Shinji Kanehashi
Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
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Interests: membrane; separation; barrier; permeation; diffusion; sorption; heat and mass transfer; polymer hybrid; thin film composite; CO2 capture; natural gas sweetening; hydrogen purification; biomass; renewable resources; microplastics; biodegradable; semi-conducting polymer; thermoelectric conversion; super-critical CO2
Mass transfer is fundamental phenomenon that movement of mass from one side to another. The driving force for mass transfer is a difference in chemical potential, and other thermodynamic gradients may accommodate the mass flow. A membrane is an interphase between two adjacent phases, acting as a selective barrier, regulating the transport of substances between the two compartments, and is employed for specific functions, including separation/purification of gases, vapors, liquids, ions, or biological matters.
This Special Issue focuses on mass transfer in membranes for industrial membrane applications, such as separation/purification, barrier, extraction, fuel cell, battery, dialysis, etc. The topics of interests include, not only synthesis of novel membrane materials, membrane characterization, membrane performance and their applications, but also theoretical work of mass transport in membranes. The Guest Editor invites you to submit your original research or critical review articles to this Special Issue on “Mass Transfer in Membranes”.
Dr. Shinji Kanehashi
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 1000 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.
- novel membrane materials
- membrane characterization
- membrane performance
- theory of mass transport in membranes
- membrane applications