Special Issue "Development of Membranes in Battery & Membrane Based Devices"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Tuti Mariana Lim

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 639798, Singapore
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Interests: energy storage technologies; materials recovery; advanced oxidation technologies (AOTs); hybrid membrane-AOTs
Guest Editor
Prof. emer Maria Skyllas-Kazacos

School of Chemical Engineering, The University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Interests: vanadium redox flow battery; flow batteries; electrode materials; membranes; cell design; sensors; control; modelling; simulation
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. I.G. Wenten

Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB), Indonesia.
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Interests: chemical engineering; membrane technology; membrane separation, preparation, fabrication and application; water and wastewater treatment; desalination, water reclamation; electrodialysis; ion-exchange membrane; reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, membrane contactor, pervaporation, microfiltration, drinking water, membrane distillation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power have shown great promise to relieve the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, thereby achieving a low-carbon society. However, the intermittent nature of renewables has caused unpredictable matching between electricity supply and demand, leading to unstable and inconsistent power delivery. Thus, energy storage technologies particularly battery technologies are needed to address the challenges towards integrating renewable energy into the power grid. The membrane is one of the main components of batteries, which not only affects the whole cyclability performance but also determines the economic viability of the system. Additionally, the increasing customer demands for environmentally friendly membrane products has prompted scientists to search for facile, low cost and green routes production of novel membrane based devices.

This vision has prompted intensive research into the development of novel and cost effective membranes that combine both performance and cost benefits in batteries and other membrane based devices. Numerous efforts have been made to develop various types of membranes, including introducing functional groups and non-ionic porous membranes. This Special Issue therefore seeks contributions from all research groups and companies that are currently engaged in the battery and membrane based products research, development and commercialization to describe the technical developments, reviews, communications, and case studies that reflect the current state of art and the cutting-edge progress of membrane for batteries and other membrane based devices.

Dr. Tuti Mariana Lim
Prof. Dr. I.G. Wenten
Prof. emer Maria Skyllas-Kazacos

Guest Editors

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Open AccessArticle Steady State and Dynamic Response of Voltage-Operated Membrane Gates
Received: 30 January 2019 / Revised: 19 February 2019 / Accepted: 25 February 2019 / Published: 2 March 2019
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An electrochemical flow cell with Nafion 212, aqueous LiI/I2 redox solution, and carbon paper electrode was operated as an electro-osmotic gate based on the Electrokinetic Energy Conversion (EKEC) principle. The gate was operated in different modes. (i) In normal DC [...] Read more.
An electrochemical flow cell with Nafion 212, aqueous LiI/I 2 redox solution, and carbon paper electrode was operated as an electro-osmotic gate based on the Electrokinetic Energy Conversion (EKEC) principle. The gate was operated in different modes. (i) In normal DC pump operation it is shown to follow the predictions from the phenomenological transport equations. (ii) Furthermore, it was also demonstrated to operate as a normally open, voltage-gated valve for microfluidic purposes. For both pump and valve operations low energy requirements (mW range) were estimated for precise control of small flows ( μ L range). (iii) Finally, the dynamic response of the pump was investigated by using alternating currents at a range of different frequencies. Full article
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