Special Issue "Membrane Processes and Materials for a Sustainable Bioeconomy"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Isabel Coelhoso

Department of Chemistry, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
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Interests: membrane separation processes, membrane contactors for process intensification, design of biopolymer membranes for biotechnology applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last decades, considerable effort has been devoted to developing better membranes and extending their range of application to different areas. Membrane processes already play an established role in gas separation and water treatment, and their application in food, pharmaceutical, and health areas has been continuously increasing. In recent years, membrane processes proved to have a key role also in biorefinery and bioenergy production processes, namely for process intensification and products recovery and purification. 

Moreover, growing environmental concerns have drawn people’s attention to the use of fossil-based polymers and toxic solvents for membrane fabrication. Therefore, the development of new membranes, using polymers from renewable sources and more sustainable methods of fabrication, is being pursued.

This Special Issue aims to give an overview of the challenges and trends in membrane processes and materials for a sustainable bioeconomy.

Dr. Isabel Coelhoso
Guest Editor

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 1000 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.


  • membrane processes
  • bioeconomy
  • biorefineries
  • bioenergy
  • renewable sources
  • sustainability

Published Papers

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