Special Issue "Polymeric Porous Membranes"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Separation using polymer membranes is one of the most promising, cost-effective, and energy-efficient ways, e.g., for seawater desalination, surface water purification and recycling homogenous catalysts in chemical synthesis. Polymer membranes have been used in gas, as well as in liquid, separation fields for many years, and recent tremendous developments have led to significant achievements in both fields. Tailor-made polymer membranes with sharp molecular weight cut-offs and high fluxes based on their structure, are essential for almost all types of separation processes. This development needs to continue, as this is the only way to assist membrane research to deal with present critical problems of our society, such as, water pollution, shortages in drinking water, or retrieving solvents or catalysts from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
This Special Issue aims to deliver new insights and report on recent progress in the field of porous polymer membranes for separation processes, and we also aim to present new ideas and achievements. It provides not only solutions for current problems, but also the necessary inspiration for future generations. An important aspect of this Special Issue will be switchable stimuli-responsive membranes, based on synthesis, post-functionalization, etc., leading to as one example, a reduced fouling behaviour.
Authors are welcome to submit their latest results in the form of original full articles, communications or reviews of this wide topic.
Dr. Volkan Filiz
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Porous Membranes
- Block Copolymers
- Polymer Synthesis
- Mixed Matrix Membranes
- Stimuli Responsive Membranes
- Post-Modified Membranes
- Membrane Fouling
- Organic Solvent Nanofiltration
- Oil/Water Separation