Special Issue "Membranes and Water Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013).
Interests: membrane technology; desalination; wastewater reclamation; water chemistry; environmental materials
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Membrane separation is playing an increasingly important role in water treatment, wastewater treatment, water reclamation, and desalination applications. Pressure-driven microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), and nanofiltration (UF) are used to remove a variety of contaminants from water and wastewater. These membranes have also been widely applied in industrial applications for water recycling and process intensification. Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) have great potential for more efficient treatment of wastewater with greatly reduced land footprint. Reverse osmosis (RO) is the main stream desalination technology with significantly lower energy consumption compared to thermal based processes. RO has also been adopted in many countries and regions for wastewater reclamation. Other membrane processes, such as electrodialysis (ED), membrane distillation (MD), forward osmosis (FO), are also finding their competitive edge in seawater and brackish water desalination.
Over the last few years, we have been witnessing a surge in membrane research for water applications. New materials and fabrication technologies have been developed and applied to novel membrane synthesis and modification. Examples include carbon nanotube based membranes, nanocomposite membranes, and biomimetic membranes. Novel membrane processes have been developed, and improved plant designs have been implemented. New hybrid membrane (membrane + X) processes have been reported. Many studies have also reported the use of renewable energy in membrane processes, particularly in the field of desalination. New control technologies against membrane fouling have been developed. These major breakthroughs lead the way to greatly enhanced process efficiency, reduced energy consumption and treatment cost, and many new exciting possibilities. This Special Issue offers a perfect site to document state-of-the-art developments and innovations. Authors are therefore invited to submit their latest results; both original papers and reviews are welcome.
Dr. Chuyang Tang
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.
- water treatment
- wastewater treatment
- membrane processes
- membrane synthesis and modification
- contaminant removal
- membrane fouling