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Special Issue "Ionic Transport Membranes"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 82

Special Issue Editor

School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 211899, China
Interests: membrane materials and processes: mainly involving inorganic advanced functional ceramics membranes and materials; membrane catalysis and advanced catalysts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a Special Issue entitled "Ionic Transport Membranes" in the journal Materials. As the demand for environmentally friendly, resource-efficient, and energy-sustainable technologies continues to expand, membrane-based technology has emerged as a clean, reliable, and affordable method of ion-selective separation, exhibiting great promise in addressing compelling issues in environmental-, resource-, and energy-related fields. This Special Issue aims to explore the state-of-the-art advancements and future developments in the field of ionic transport membranes for various applications, including the following:

  1. Fuel cells;
  2. Water purification;
  3. Gas separation;
  4. Electrolysis;
  5. Batteries;
  6. Dialysis;
  7. Sensing technology.

The Special Issue seeks contributions from esteemed researchers and experts in the field in order to elucidate various aspects of ionic transport membranes. We welcome both original research papers and comprehensive reviews addressing membranes crafted from diverse materials, such as polymers, ceramics, liquid, metals or hybrid compositions, and topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. New membrane materials with enhanced properties and functionalities;
  2. Novel microstructures for enhanced ion sieving capabilities;
  3. Characterization techniques for assessing the performance and efficiency of ion transport membranes;
  4. Developments in membrane architecture to optimize ion selectivity and transport rates;
  5. Advancements in manufacturing techniques for the large-scale production of high-quality membranes;
  6. Membrane reactors for integrated and efficient processes in various applications.

We look forward to receiving your groundbreaking contributions and making this Special Issue on "Ionic Transport Membranes" an exemplary platform for advancing knowledge and technology in this field.

Dr. Guangru Zhang
Guest Editor

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  • ion-exchange membranes
  • 2D membranes
  • mixed conducting membranes
  • ionic conducting membranes
  • proton conducting membranes

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