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Special Issue "Membranes: Fouling, Scaling and Aging"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
Interests: water (treatment, distribution, modeling); wastewater (MBR, membranes in agriculture, aquaculture); saltwater intrusion; resource recovery (mine tailing ponds, dye and salt from textile effluent); novel technologies (forward osmosis, membrane distillation)
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This Special Issue will be dedicated to the fouling, scaling, and aging (FSA) of high- and low-pressure membranes when they are applied for various separation processes. Composition, phases, and other physical properties that feed and permeate streams will be one of the major factors of the FSA of membranes. Different industrial effluents will affect the FSA of membranes uniquely. Organic, inorganic, and bio-fouling will affect the performance of membranes on their own ways. Membrane materials and structures will be another factor of FSA of membranes. Interaction of membrane materials with process constituents, as well as their deterioration due to processes such as osmosis, will play a significant role of FSA. Knowledge on the above would lead to the development of (i) novel pre-treatments of process constituents, (ii) anti-foulants, (iii) anti-scalants, and (iv) prediction tools for the FSA of membranes.
Thus, we call for papers on the following areas, which are applicable to microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, membrane distillation, forward osmosis, and other membrane processes (papers could focus only on fouling or scaling or ageing or else combination of those features):
- Effect of membrane materials and structures on fouling, scaling, and aging
- Types and composition of foulants/scalants under different membrane separation processes
- Modelling and predicting the fouling, scaling, and aging under various membrane separation processes
- Preventing and decreasing the rate of fouling, scaling, and aging of membranes
- Reuse of aged membranes
- Economic evaluation of fouling, scaling, and aging of membranes
We look forward to submissions on different scales (laboratory to full-scale studies) from various industries.
Prof. Dr. Jega Veeriah Jegatheesan
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.
- reverse osmosis
- membrane distillation
- forward osmosis
- membrane age