Special Issue "Membranes and Water Treatment 2016"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016)
The rapid boost of wastewater volumes produced worldwide is opening a new market for membranes, which have a significant potential to take the role as the core technology for these applications. In fact, today, an increasing number of municipal wastewater treatment facilities are using membrane technologies, and this number is growing every year. Membranes processes exhibit high selectivity values required to achieve high water quality standards, are more cost-effective than other conventional processes, require less area, and can replace several unit treatment processes by a single one.
In the past years, microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, as well as membrane bioreactors (MBRs), have been increasingly implemented in water treatment processes such as groundwater, desalination of brackish water and seawater, and decontamination of wastewater of diverse nature and sources, e.g., including urban wastewater, coking, carwash, nuclear power, power engineering, steel industry, textile and tannery, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, and agro-food industries, such as dairy, beverage, winery, tomato and olive oil, among others. Other membrane processes, such as electrodialysis (ED), membrane distillation (MD) and forward osmosis (FO) are also being explored.
The availability of new membrane materials and modification of already existing ones, novel designs, module configurations and know-how has promoted credibility among investors. However, fouling is a deleterious problem common to all membrane processes. Fouling is a problem of cost efficiency since wastewater treatment must imply low operating costs. Appropriate fouling inhibition methods should assure this result, thus making membrane processes for the treatment of wastewater streams both technically and economically feasible.
This special issue therefore focuses on recent membrane treatments for wastewater applications and modeling, as well as solutions for minimization of treatment costs, energy consumption, and fouling inhibition tailored pretreatments, control and modelization. Authors are therefore invited to submit their latest results; both original papers and reviews are welcome.
Dr. Javier M. Ochando-Pulido
Dr. Marco Stoller
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- water treatment
- membrane processes
- membrane synthesis and modification
- contaminant removal
- membrane fouling
- membrane process modeling