Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 11th Conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS11)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. George Chen

The University of Melbourne, Australia
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Interests: electro-membrane processes; dairy processing; membrane process scale-up; desalination; sustainability; water treatment; gas separation
Guest Editor
Prof. Mikel Duke

Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia
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Interests: desalination; water treatment; gas separation; membrane distillation; ceramic membranes; zeolites; silica; nanocomposite materials; microbiology; membrane bioreactor; dairy processing; membrane recycling; molecular scale and process modelling
Guest Editor
Prof. Hideto Matsuyama

Center for Membrane and Film Technology, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Kobe University, Rokkodai, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
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Interests: membrane formation; membrane fouling; control of porous structure; MF/UF membrane; RO/NF membrane; CO2 separation; facilitated transport membrane
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Prof. Neal Tai-Shung Chung

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260, Singapore
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Interests: membranes for water reuse; desalination; gas separation; biofuel separation; energy development and CO2 capture
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Prof. Jin Yong Park

Hallym University, South Korea
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Interests: water treatment engineering; membrane separation
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Prof. Da-Ming Wang

National Taiwan University, Taiwan
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Interests: membrane separation technology; molecular simulation; tissue engineering
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Prof. Abdul Latif Ahmad

University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
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Interests: membrane technology; wastewater engineering; separation process; adsorption technology
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Prof. Wanqin Jin

State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China
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Interests: ceramic membrane reactors; organic/ceramic composite membranes for pervaporation; MOF membranes; nanomaterial-based electrochemical biosensor
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Long Nghiem

Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
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Interests: Membrane technology; desalination technology; anaerobic digestion; molecular biology; urban water management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue includes selected peer-reviewed papers presented at the 11th conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS11), held from the 3–6 July, 2018, in Brisbane, Australia.

The AMS conferences attract leading scientists and engineers, not only from Asia and Oceania, but also around the world, to share their latest innovative work on membrane science and technology.

The main topics covered in these papers are:

  • Gas separation
  • Pervaporation and membrane distillation
  • MF and UF membranes
  • NF, RO and FO membranes
  • Electrically enhanced membrane operations
  • Membrane bioreactors
  • Membrane fouling
  • Water and waste water treatment
  • Wine, food and dairy application
  • Application in mining industry and agriculture
  • Membranes for energy conversion and storage
  • Bioinspired membranes and novel membrane materials
  • Process integration
  • Resource recovery

Dr. George Chen
Prof. Mikel Duke
Prof. Hideto Matsuyama
Prof. Neal Chung
Prof. Jin Yong Park
Prof. Da-Ming Wang
Prof. Abdul Latif Ahmad
Prof. Wanqin Jin
Prof. Long Nghiem
Guest Editors

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  • inorganic membranes
  • polymeric membranes
  • bioinspired membranes
  • electro-membrane Processes
  • membrane fouling
  • membrane reactors
  • desalination
  • water recycling and wastewater treatment
  • gas separation
  • membranes for food and beverage applications
  • membranes in energy conversion and storage

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Open AccessArticle Performance of PES/LSMM-OGCN Photocatalytic Membrane for Phenol Removal: Effect of OGCN Loading
Received: 6 June 2018 / Revised: 4 July 2018 / Accepted: 6 July 2018 / Published: 11 July 2018
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In designing a photocatalytic oxidation system, the immobilized photocatalyst technique becomes highly profitable due to its promising capability in treating organic pollutants such as phenols in wastewater. In this study, hydrophiLic surface modifying macromolecules (LSMM) modified polyethersulfone (PES) hybrid photocatalytic membranes incorporated with
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In designing a photocatalytic oxidation system, the immobilized photocatalyst technique becomes highly profitable due to its promising capability in treating organic pollutants such as phenols in wastewater. In this study, hydrophiLic surface modifying macromolecules (LSMM) modified polyethersulfone (PES) hybrid photocatalytic membranes incorporated with oxygenated graphitic carbon nitride (OGCN) was successfully developed using phase inversion technique. The effectiveness of the hybrid photocatalytic membrane was determined under different loading of OGCN photocatalyst (0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 wt%). The best amount of OGCN in the casting solution was 1.0 wt% as the agglomeration did not occur considering the stability of the membrane performance and morphology. The highest flux of 264 L/m2·h was achieved by PES/LSMM-OGCN1.5wt% membrane. However, the highest flux performance was not an advantage in this situation as the flux reduced the rejection value due to open pores. The membrane with the highest photocatalytic performance was obtained at 1.0 wt% of OGCN loading with 35.78% phenol degradation after 6 h. Regardless of the lower rejection value, the performance shown by the PES/LSMM-OGCN1.0wt% membrane was still competent because of the small difference of less than 1% to that of the PES/LSMM-OGCN0wt% membrane. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that the optimisation of the OGCN loading in the PES hybrid photocatalytic membrane indeed plays an important role towards enhancing the catalyst distribution, phenol degradation, and acceptable rejection above all considerations. Full article

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