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Special Issue "Advanced Membranes for Water Treatment"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
Prof. Stephen Gray Website E-Mail
Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Victoria University, Footscray Park, Ballarat Road, Footscray, PO Box 14428, Melbourne, Victoria, 8001, Australia
Interests: desalination; water recycling; membrane integrity monitoring; microfiltration/ultrafiltration
Globally, changes in climate and increasing urbanisation and population growth are putting strain on traditional water resources. As a result, poorer quality water sources, such as wastewater, seawater, and stormwater, are being used as water sources for municipal applications. Membranes are ideally suited to the processing of such waters, as they are able to reliably produce high quality water from low-grade water supplies, with failures usually associated with membrane fouling and loss of production. As such, water quality is generally maintained during fouling processes and health risks are kept low.
The importance of membranes to water treatment is demonstrated by their dominance as the technology of choice for desalination, water recycling and filtration of surface waters. Membrane bioreactors are also cost competitive at smaller scale and for treatment of industrial wastewaters, and the increasing application of membranes is demonstrated by their predicted annual growth rate being >9%.
This “Advanced Membranes for Water Treatment” Special Issue will bring together articles on new developments in the manufacture and use of membranes in water treatment applications. The special issue is requesting articles on all aspects of membranes, including manuscripts on membrane fouling, fabrication, characterisation, on-line monitoring, new membrane processes, such as forward osmosis and membrane distillation, and membrane applications.
Prof. Dr. Stephen Gray
Prof. Dr. Hideto Matsuyama
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. Water 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 1600 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.
- reverse osmosis,
- membrane bioreactors,
- forward osmosis,
- membrane distillation,
- membrane fouling,
- membrane characterisation,
- water recycling,