Special Issue "Membrane Separation Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016) | Viewed by 24594
Interests: membrane; membrane reactors; hydrogen production; CO2 capture and use
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Interests: membrane processes in biotechnology and pharmaceutics (membrane emulsification, membrane mixing, membrane chromatography, etc.); membrane processes for water treatment (removal of iron, fluoride, boron, etc.), especially using integrated membrane systems and processes
The success of the various membrane processes (ultrafiltration, microfiltration, reverse osmosis, etc.) makes them a central technique in solving separation problems for fluid systems. Especially in the last few decades, membrane separation processes have evolved from a kind of curiosity in the laboratories, where the attention was given to only very simple applications, to utilization in many important industrial operations with a very high impact from both the commercial and the technical ones. This was mainly due to the strong effort by physicists, chemists, and chemical engineers, who were able to develop better membranes and modules and also new applications.
The strong development of membrane techniques also makes it possible to integrate various operations with the purpose to improve performance in terms of product quality, plant compactness, environmental impact, and energy use. Hybrid or integrated membrane processes can be considered step of this evolution. In some processes, adsorption or reaction may be included in the membrane itself, like in membrane reactors, ion-exchange membranes, adsorptive membranes, and others. Other hybrid or integrated membrane processes combine several membrane separation steps, one step being dependent on the former one, in a multistage configuration. Finally, membrane filtration may be associated with other unit operations like adsorption on activated carbon or ion-exchange resins.
This Special Issue intends to resume many of these aspects.
1) Fundamental and theory of membrane permeation and membrane processes.
2) Pilot-scale applications and long-term process data analysis.
3) Full-scale implementation for production purposes.
4) Integrated membrane processes and systems.
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Membrane processes
- Membrane systems
- Integrated membrane processes