Special Issue "Polymeric Membrane Materials for Separation Liquid and Gas Mixtures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: polymeric membranes; pervaporation; gas separation; ultrafiltration; thermodynamic and thermochemical properties; non-equilibrium thermodynamics; modeling
Interests: polymeric membranes synthesis and application; pervaporation; gas permeation; ultrafiltration; sorption; physical chemistry of membrane transport
This Special Issue focuses on the creation and study of new materials and methods, and of their preparation to increase the stability and performance of polymer membranes. The membrane separation of liquid and gas mixtures is now effectively used to solve important problems of energy- and resource-saving technologies, including the tasks of green chemistry. The possibilities to flexibly change the structure of polymer and composite membrane materials allow for obtaining new high-performance membranes, including cases when other methods of separation cannot be applied or are not sufficiently effective. For example, pervaporation offers the possibility of separating the azeotropic and closely boiling mixtures that are difficult to separate by the usual distillation. The effectiveness of membrane separation is primarily determined by the choice of membrane materials. For applied tasks of chemical engineering, other performance characteristics are important, namely: resistance in an aggressive environment, the stability of membrane properties, and others. The subject of the Special Issue is the presentation of advanced polymeric membrane materials for the pervaporation, ultrafiltration, and gas separation; the results of a detailed study of their thermomechanical, physical properties, chemical stability, and transport parameters; and the features of trans-membrane processes involving new polymeric membranes.
Prof. Alexander Toikka
Dr. Alexandra Pulyalina
- innovative polymers for membranes
- polymeric and composite membrane materials
- gas separation
- features of trans-membrane processes