Special Issue "Sustainable Membranes for Separation: Design, Synthesis and Applications"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membrane Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2023) | Viewed by 162

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemical Engineering, KU Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
Interests: fabrication; application of molecular separation membranes; utilizing solar energy for water treatment
Laboratory of Advanced Separations (LAS), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Rue de l’Industrie 17, CH-1951 Sion, Switzerland
Interests: metal-organic frameworks; gas separation membranes; crystal structures; structural characterization
School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: covalent/metal organic framework membrane; polymeric membrane; ion separation membrane; nanofiltration; resources recovery by membrane separation; scale up of high-performance membrane
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State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, School of Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China
Interests: separation processes; membrane technology; ceramic membranes; polymeric membranes; surface modification; organic–inorganic hybrids; thin-film composite; ultrafiltration; nanofiltration; water treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Membrane separation is a key component of sustainable environmental and energy applications, particularly in gas separation for large-scale energy and the oil and gas industries, chemical separations, and water desalination and purification. They can also purify ions, gas, water, and molecules for use in various industries and emission control. These technologies are currently progressing from laboratory-scale research to industrial implementation.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish state-of-the-art research studies that gather current knowledge and pressing questions about membrane separation for gas and water treatment. This Special Issue will focus on the membrane fabrication methods, characterization techniques, simulations, and membrane scale-up approaches for broader applications in the field. The topics for VSI include, but are not limited to:

  • Pressure-driven processes for water and gas treatment
  • Electro-driven membrane processes
  • Emerging membrane processes (membrane contactors, pervaporation and forward osmosis)
  • Polymeric and inorganic membranes
  • Membrane fouling and cleaning

We look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Dr. Pengrui Jin
Dr. Qi Liu
Dr. Shushan Yuan
Dr. Daliang Xu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • novel membrane formation methods, materials or structures polymeric membranes and inorganic membranes
  • MOF/COF membranes, zeolite membranes, mixed-matrix membranes
  • water permeance and water-solute/solute-solute selectivity
  • RO, NF, and UF membranes
  • novel membrane formation methods, materials or structures for water and gas separation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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