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Special Issue "Asymmetric Membranes"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Nowadays, membranes are key components in various relevant fields. In fact, their application is gradually increasing from traditional fields, such as water desalination and purification and food processing, to applications in oil and petrochemical, biopharmaceutical, power and energy-related industries.
Asymmetric membranes consist of a number of layers, each with different structures and permeabilities. Asymmetric membranes can be considered hierarchically-structured systems where well and purposefully hierarchical structures are designed to overcome transport limitations. In this context, worthy of mention is the recent special issue on hierarchically-structured porous materials edited by Martin Hartmann and Wilhelm Schwieger .
The present Special Issue of Symmetry features articles about membranes of different materials for different applications, with asymmetry as the unifying theme. We are soliciting contributions covering a broad range of topics including: polymers based membranes (polymers of intrinsic microporosity, high free volumes polymers, block copolymers, semi-glassy polymers, amorphous polymers); inorganic membranes (zeolites membranes, carbon molecular sieves membranes, ceramic membranes, silica membranes); mixed matrix membranes and inorganic and organic hybrid materials based membranes such as MOF membranes.
Prof. Dr. Maria Giovanna Buonomenna
 Martin Hartmann and Wilhelm Schwieger, Hierarchically-structured porous materials: from basic understanding to applications, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 3311.
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.
- asymmetric membranes
- inorganic membranes
- polymeric membranes
- porous membranes
- membrane design