Special Issue "Recent Advances of Metal–Organic Framework Membranes for Separation Process"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 78

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Zhonglong Yin
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Guest Editor
School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
Interests: metal–organic framework membrane; 2D membrane; catalytic membrane; water treatment and reuse; resource recovery from wastewater and waste materials
Prof. Dr. Yue Sun
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Guest Editor
State Key Laboratory of Separation Membrane and Membrane Process, School of Chemistry, Tiangong University, Tianjin 300378, China
Interests: development and applications of functional nanochannel membranes
Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Chinese Medicinal Resources Industrialization, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, China
Interests: ultrafiltration; nanofiltration; MOF; membrane process; molecular dynamics simulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, membrane separation technology has been widely applied in separation applications (e.g., liquid separation, gas separation, ion/molecule separation and chiral resolution) for purification, resource recovery, zero emissions, energy and environmental protection. Benefiting from the unique nanopores and tunable structure, metal–organic framework (MOF) membranes are promising to break the permeability–selectivity trade-off effect and control membrane fouling. Therefore, it is urgent to develop next-generation MOF membranes and unveil the mechanism for different separation processes.

The Special Issue, entitled “Recent Advances of Metal–Organic Framework Membranes for Separation Process”, will showcase the latest advances in metal–organic framework membranes in separation applications. For this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Metal–organic framework membrane materials for separation;
  • Metal–organic framework membrane processes for separation;
  • Metal–organic framework membranes for liquid separation;
  • Metal–organic framework membranes for gas separation;
  • Metal–organic framework membranes for ion/molecule separation;
  • Metal–organic framework membranes for water purification and wastewater treatment;
  • Metal–organic framework catalytic membranes for enhanced separation and fouling control.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Zhonglong Yin
Prof. Dr. Yue Sun
Dr. Bo Li
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Membranes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • metal–organic framework membrane
  • metal–organic framework catalytic membrane
  • liquid separation
  • gas separation
  • ion/molecule separation
  • water purification
  • wastewater treatment
  • resource recovery
  • desalination

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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