Hollow Fiber Membranes 2021

A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).

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Dear Colleagues,

Hollow fiber is one of the most popular membranes employed for commercial use. The separation and purification technologies based on hollow fiber membranes (HFMs) have become extremely important in various fields of application, including gas separation, pervaporation, agriculture, medicine, desalination, waste treatment, etc. The primary aim of this Special Issue is to capture the recent scientific and technological advances in the development of HFMs, and their potential applications. The Special Issue will also seriously consider the challenges and future research directions. Considering your extensive knowledge and experience in this field, I would like to invite you to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, to this Special Issue, which will increase the basic and cutting-edge subject knowledge on hollow fibers, and may lead to the development of new technologies and innovations for their efficient and economic utilization.

Dr. Sagar Roy
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Hollow fiber membranes (HFMs)
  • Advanced materials for HFMs
  • Applications of HFMs
  • Designing and fabrication of improved HFMs
  • Novel nanomaterials enabled HFMs

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Application of Capillary Polypropylene Membranes for Microfiltration of Oily Wastewaters: Experiments and Modeling
Fibers 2021, 9(6), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib9060035 - 02 Jun 2021
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Abstract
Oily wastewaters are considered as one of the most dangerous types of environmental pollution. In the present study, the microfiltration (MF) process of model emulsions and real oily wastewaters was investigated. For this purpose, capillary polypropylene (PP) membranes were used. The experiments were [...] Read more.
Oily wastewaters are considered as one of the most dangerous types of environmental pollution. In the present study, the microfiltration (MF) process of model emulsions and real oily wastewaters was investigated. For this purpose, capillary polypropylene (PP) membranes were used. The experiments were conducted under transmembrane pressure (TMP) and feed flow rate (VF) equal to 0.05 MPa and 0.5 m/s, respectively. It was found that the used membranes ensured a high-quality permeate with turbidity equal to about 0.4 NTU and oil concentration of 7–15 mg/L. As expected, a significant decrease in the MF process performance was noted. However, it is shown that the initial decline of permeate flux could be slightly increased by increasing the feed temperature from 25 °C to 50 °C. Furthermore, Hermia’s models were used to interpret the fouling phenomenon occurring in studied experiments. It was determined that cake formation was the dominant fouling mechanism during filtration of both synthetic and real feeds. Through detailed studies, we present different efficient methods of membrane cleaning. Results, so far, are very encouraging and may have an important impact on increasing the use of polypropylene MF membranes in oily wastewater treatments. Full article
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