Special Issue "Advances in Liquid Membrane-Based Separation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2018).
Interests: separation processes based on functionalized membranes; supported liquid membranes; polymer inclusion membranes; membrane systems for the clean-up of natural waters and industrial wastewaters; physico-chemical and electrical characterization of membranes; environmental and industrial sampling and analysis
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This Special Issue, entitled “Advances in Liquid Membrane-Based Separation”, is motivated by the growing interest in developing novel selective membranes to be used in separation processes. Liquid membranes (LM) possess attractive features, such as easy in terms of preparation and operation, and low in energy consumption, with a remarkable potential for low environmental impact and energy aspects. The selectivity of LM is easily increased with the use of an appropriate carrier, becoming functionalized membranes that can be very specific for the separation of target solutes. Separation systems based on LM have been successfully used for gas separations, recovery of valued or toxic metals, removal of organic compounds, and recovery biological systems. LMs are very versatile, and can be found in different configurations, such as supported liquid membranes (SLM) and membrane contactors, emulsion liquid membranes (ELM), or bulk liquid membranes (BLM). Additionally, the liquid membrane can be entrapped in a polymeric network, such as the case of polymer inclusion membranes (PIM). Liquid membrane science remains a fruitful and exciting area for research, with promise of offering many novel solutions to critical problems of separation systems. There is a need for both basic and applied research to enhance the possibilities of this technology.
Overall, this Special Issue is orientated to all the above-cited research topics, directed to the latest developments in liquid membrane based separation processes. Authors are welcome to submit original research papers, communications, and review articles. We are looking forward to your outstanding contribution for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Clàudia Fontàs
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Membranes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.