Special Issue "Membrane Separation Technology Research"

A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials in Analysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 149

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Chenxiao Jiang
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Guest Editor
Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Interests: membrane; separation; electrodialysis; desalination; renewable energy; process intensification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Membrane processes are separation processes in which the transported components can be separated by employing a semipermeable polymeric or inorganic membrane with a particular structure. Membrane processes can generally occur without introducing additional chemicals to the feed stream and thus separate the products according to their size, charges, and Gibbs hydration energy. Therefore, the membrane process is one kind of rate-based separation which uses pressure (ΔP), electricity (ΔE), and stream concentration (ΔC) as the driving forces. The membrane process prevents the phase change that is generally required in an equilibrium-based operation and therefore can be used as an excellent alternative to distillation, evaporation, adsorption, ion exchange, and precipitation. Due to their excellent separation efficiency and separation factor characters, membrane processes are available in salinity water desalination, wastewater treatment, biorefining, chemical classification, and flow batteries, and subsequently contribute to green production. An essential part of the membrane process lies in developing novel applications, process optimization, system intensification, and the fabrication of advanced membrane materials. This Special Issue aims to cover the latest achievements in innovative membrane materials and membrane processes. Original research and review papers with emphasis on the following topics, but not limited to these, are welcome:

  1. Membrane processes for desalination, classification, and purification;
  2. Fabrication of new membrane materials;
  3. Membrane processes’ integration, optimization, and intensification;
  4. Membrane simulation and process modeling;

Dr. Chenxiao Jiang
Guest Editor

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  • membrane
  • separation
  • desalination
  • water treatment
  • gas separation
  • green production
  • flow battery
  • membrane reactor
  • membrane fabrication
  • process intensification

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