Special Issue "Ionic Liquid-based Materials for Membrane Processes"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Liliana C. Tomé

POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Joxe Mari Korta Center, Avda. Tolosa 72, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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Interests: Poly(ionic liquid)s, Ionic Liquids, Gas Separation, Membranes, Bio-based polymers, Composites, Ion gels, Bioelectronic devices.
Guest Editor
Dr. Luísa A. Neves

LAQV, REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Interests: Ionic Liquids; Mixed Matrix Membranes; Metal Organic Frameworks; Gas Separation; Biopolymeric Structures; Biomedical Applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Large improvements in membrane separation processes require novel materials with enhanced properties and performances. During the last 20 years, Ionic Liquids (ILs) have blossomed as alternative materials to improve separation processes, offering a versatile and unique tuneable platform for the design of task-specific advanced membranes with a broad range of different chemical structures, physical/chemical properties, morphologies, and separation performances. The potential of using functional IL-based materials has been widely exploited through diverse morphologies and membrane configurations (flat or hollow-fibber) for applications such as gas separation, fuel cells, and water purification.

Bearing in mind that membrane engineering, together with materials science, plays a key role in the development of high-performance membranes and more efficient separation technologies, this Special Issue is devoted to recent advances in the fabrication, characterization, and application of membranes based on ILs, poly(ionic liquid)s, or other organic or inorganic materials containing ILs within their structure. Topics of interest include supported ionic liquid membranes (SILMs), polymer/ionic liquid composites, mixed matrix membranes, ion gels, porous membranes, metal organic frameworks supporting ionic liquids ([email protected]), and membrane contactors or hollow fibbers. Special attention will be given to innovative material design strategies; their synthesis and characterization; the study of structure–performance relationships unveiling, for instance, the role of the IL-based material and morphology; as well as the development of new approaches for material processing and membrane fabrication.

We warmly invite you to submit your original work to this Special Issue. Modeling and experimental research articles, communication, as well as reviews dealing with innovative research advances are particularly welcome.

Dr. Liliana C. Tomé
Dr. Luísa A. Neves
Guest Editors

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 liquids
  • poly(ionic liquids)
  • [email protected]/COFs/POMs/PIMs
  • ion gels
  • supported ionic liquids
  • composites
  • mixed matrix membranes
  • gas separation
  • water purification
  • fuel cells
  • contactors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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