Special Issue "State-of-the-Art of Membrane Technology in the Asia-Pacific Region"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Spas D. Kolev

School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
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Phone: +61 3 83447931
Interests: ion-exchange and liquid membranes, membrane applications in passive sampling, flow analysis, water treatment, chemical sensing, synthesis of metal nanoparticles
Guest Editor
Dr. M. Inês G. S. Almeida

School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
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Interests: polymer inclusion membranes, membrane applications in environmnetal monitoring and analysis
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Lingxue Kong

Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216, Australia
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Interests: nanostructured membranes, porous materials, membrane characterization
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yingchao Dong

School of Environmental Science & Technology (SEST), Dalian University of Technology (DUT), Dalian 116024, China
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Interests: inorganic membrane, water treatment, environmental material

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art of membrane technology in the Asia-Pacific region and will include both original research articles and reviews covering novel approaches in membrane manufacturing and characterization and membrane applications in the manufacturing of goods, energy conversion, waste management, and environmental engineering.

Prof. Spas D. Kolev
Dr. M. Inês G. S. Almeida
Prof. Dr. Lingxue Kong
Prof. Dr. Yingchao Dong
Guest Editors

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Open AccessArticle Study of Gases Permeation in Necklace-Shaped Dimethylsiloxane Polymers Bearing POSS Cages
Received: 26 February 2019 / Revised: 5 April 2019 / Accepted: 11 April 2019 / Published: 16 April 2019
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Abstract
The transport of small gases (H2, CO2, N2, O2) through a series of novel membranes based on necklace-shaped inorganic polymers ([email protected]), in which a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) cage unit and soft chains of oligo-dimethyl [...] Read more.
The transport of small gases (H2, CO2, N2, O2) through a series of novel membranes based on necklace-shaped inorganic polymers ([email protected]), in which a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) cage unit and soft chains of oligo-dimethyl siloxane (DMS) were alternately connected, was investigated. The influence of the DMS chain length and crosslinking density of the [email protected] on membrane properties were studied. The membranes revealed characteristic structure-property relation towards both glass transition and gases transport. Specifically, clear dependence of properties from the length of DMS units (or overall siloxane content) was revealed. Gas transport properties, when compared to state-of-art polydimethylsiloxane and commercial silicone rubber, demonstrated significantly higher selectivity of [email protected] for carbon dioxide (in CO2/N2), hydrogen (in H2/N2) and oxygen (in O2/N2) but lowered permeability, proportional to the amount of POSS in the material. With a precise control over mechanical and thermal properties compared to conventional silicone rubbers, described materials could be considered as materials of choice in niche gas separation or other applications. Full article
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