Special Issue "Novel Membrane Technologies for Traditional Industrial Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: membrane separation; hollow fiber membrane; electrospinning; polymer synthesis; polymer nanocomposite; room temperature ionic liquid
Interests: The development of new membrane materials for separation applications; Water treatment via forward osmosis; Reverse osmosis and filtration processes; Pervaporation separation for liquid separation and biofuel purification, integration and scale-up of membrane processes
Interests: Current and upcoming effort is concentrated on hollow fibers membrane formation; Nano-scale mixed matrix membrane; Polymer blending; And membrane surface modification with particular emphasis to their applications in gas purification; solvent dehydration and organic/organic separations in bioenergy, chemical, petrochemical, and metallurgical industries
Interests: membranes for water reuse; desalination; gas separation; biofuel separation; energy development and CO2 capture
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Membrane separation technology has achieved successes in many industrial processes, such as water-related areas, including water purification, wastewater treatment, seawater desalination, etc., separation and purification of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, gases, and so forth. Membrane technology has intrinsic advantages, such as a small footprint, it is environmentally benign, has low operation costs, and a high efficiency. However, the industrial applications of membrane technologies are still limited. For instance, wastewater treatment and seawater desalination are still considered the largest market for membrane applications. Some other opportunities such as organic-organic separation, nature gas sweetnening, olefin/parafin separation are challenged by the problems including the low selectivity, poor stability, and fouling of the membrane materials.
This Special Issue on “Novel Membrane Technologies for Traditional Industrial Processes” aims to introduce some novel and state-of-the-art membrane separation technologies, including, but not limited to, forward osmosis (FO), pervaporation membranes (PV), and organic solvent nanofiltration membranes (OSN) for industrial applications. Research articles, as well as reviews, are invited. We hope that this Special Issue will provide some insights into the future directions of membrane technologies.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Pervaporation membranes for desalination of brackish, seawater and brines;
- Membranes based gas separation processes;
- The appliations of FO membranes in reverse osmosis and nanofiltration;
- Anti-fouling properties of membranes for water treatment;
- The applications of organic nanofiltration membranes.
Prof. Dr. Pei Li
Prof. Dr. Yan Wang
Prof. Dr. Lan-ying Jiang
Prof. Dr. Tai-shung Chung
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 31 December 2019 an APC of 1400 CHF applies. 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.
- Pervaporation membrane for water treatment
- Gas separation membranes
- Forward osmosis
- Organic solvent nanofiltration
- Membrane fabrication