About Membranes


Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal. The journal covers broad science- and technology-related aspects of both biological and non-biological membranes. Membranes provides a forum for publishing papers that advance our understanding of membrane structure, performance, processes, and applications that cover membrane chemistry, physics, engineering, and biology. The journal publishes original reviews, research articles, and short communications. Authors are encouraged to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. Thus, there is no restriction on the maximum length. Full experimental, theoretical, and computational details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.

Subject Areas

  • membranes in industrial sciences
    • membrane materials: inorganic membranes (ceramic membranes, metallic membranes, membranes from carbon-based or 2D/1D materials), polymeric membranes, ion-conducting polymer/hybrid membranes and their relevance to electrochemical devices (e.g., batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells), mixed matrix membranes, responsive membranes, nanostructured membranes, smart membranes, etc.
    • membrane preparation and characterization: synthesis and modification techniques, including nano-assembly and layer-by-layer nanotechnologies, of membrane materials, membrane formation mechanisms, characterization and analysis of membrane structure and function, transport phenomena, development of new characterization methods.
    • membrane processes: filtration (MF, UF, NF), reverse osmosis, forward osmosis, dialysis, electrolysis, electro-membrane processes, membrane contactors (e.g., membrane distillation, crystallization, emulsification), interface interactions, emerging and catalytic processes, integrated or hybrid membrane processes, mass transfer, positioning of membrane processes in new fields of application, improvement of existing processes.
    • modeling and simulation: molecular simulation of membrane structure and function, modeling transport through membranes and modules, modeling and simulation of membrane systems, modeling and prediction of the performance of membrane processes.
    • operation and modules design: module and configuration design, membrane reactors, bioreactors, catalytic/photocatalytic membrane reactors, fouling and cleaning.
    • membrane applications: a broad variety of applications in water treatment (e.g., water purification, desalination), gas separation (e.g., carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), biogas upgrading), energy storage and utilization (e.g., hydrogen generation), biotechnology (e.g., bio-refinery), food, textiles, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, advanced applications in future materials and devices (e.g., biosensors, electrochemical devices).
  • membranes in life sciences: cellular membrane structure, function and biomolecular organization and dynamics, fluidity and composition, model membranes and liposomes, membrane proteins, membrane traffic, receptors, channels and anchoring mechanisms, cellular signaling, cell morphology, membrane chromatography, membrane surface studies and ligand interactions.

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