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Special Issue "Nanofiber Membranes: Materials and Applications"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut, 191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3222, Storrs, CT 06269-3222, USA
Interests: membrane separations for sustainable water and energy production; forward osmosis and pressure retarded osmosis; electrospun nanofibers for water treatment and reuse; thin film composite membrane design and fabrication; hollow fiber thin film composite membranes, polymeric membrane characterization; activated carbon nanofiber fabrics for adsorption and electrodes; porous materials characterization
Nanofiber membranes have emerged as a novel material, with a number of applications across the membrane separations discipline. Already commercialized for some air filtration applications, nanofiber materials have recently been considered for liquid separations, especially for water treatment, due to their small and regular pore size, as well as low hydraulic resistance derived from an intrinsically high porosity. Moreover, the relatively high surface areas of these materials enable their use in adsorptive applications.
The exciting nature of this emergent membrane material have prompted Membranes to dedicate a Special Issue to the topic of “Nanofiber Membranes: Materials and Applications”. We invite you to submit your novel work on nanofiber materials for use in any membrane application. Topics may include, but are not limited to, filtration membranes, adsorptive membranes, composites materials (thin film composite, nanocomposite), energy application (battery separators, ion exchange membranes), self-assembled materials, fabrication methods (electrospinning, force spinning, co-spinning, core-shell spinning, hybrid spinning processes), inorganic nanofibers, reactive membranes, nanofiber characterization, and transport modeling through nanofiber membranes.
If you have a question about whether or not your work would be suitable for this Special Issue, I encourage you to contact me by email. We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jeffrey McCutcheon
Manuscript Submission Information
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