Special Issue "Membrane-Assisted Crystallization"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016)
Interests: membrane science and technology; crystallization—fundamentals and operations; water treatment processes; membranes materials—design and development; bioseparation and downstream processes
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It is my pleasure to inform you about the new Special Issue of the journal Crystals, on the topic, “Membrane-assisted crystallization”.
Today, the utilization of membrane technology to perform well-controlled crystallization operations is becoming a great opportunity. Enhanced regulation of supersaturation profile in a solution and its generation rate, and the contribution of the membrane surface as engineered heteronucleants, have demonstrated the potentials of this technology to increase control over crystalline features, such as morphology, shape, size, size distribution, polymorphism, purity, and improved continuous operation. Furthermore, the modularity of membrane operations, and the easy scale-up or scale-down in the diverse fields of application, make membrane-assisted technology the most promising tool to perform continuous crystallization in the manufacturing of high added-value products in the logic of the process intensification strategy.
In this, the present Special Issue of Crystals aims to gather the most recent developments in the field by also exploring the future potentials provided by this fascinating technology. Application of such equipment in protein crystallization, manufacture of solid-state pharmaceuticals in downstream stages, recovery of potentially valuable products from brines or waste streams of industrial productions, recovery of crystals in the scenario of CO2 capture, are only some examples of topics of interest related to this Special Issue.
Accordingly, I am pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting your recent work.
I look forward to hearing from you.
With my best regards,
Gianluca Di Profio
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- Membrane-assisted crystallization
- Membrane distillation crystallization
- Membrane crystallization
- Brine concentration
- Controlled crystallization
- Supersaturation control