Special Issue "Recent Advances in Liquid Membranes and Their Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 74

Special Issue Editors

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Universidad de Cadiz, Cadiz, Spain
Interests: liquid membranes; sample preparation; trace metals; seawater; electromembranes
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of Cádiz, 11510 Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain
Interests: membrane separation; heavy metal pollution; sample preparation; toxic metals; solvent extraction; environ-mental pollution
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the implementation of liquid membranes as an alternative to classical LLE methods in the sample preparation step, there has been a growing interest in its development and application in many fields such as pharmacology, biology, food, environment, etc. In this sense, different configurations (bulk, flat sheet, hollow fiber, solvent bar, emulsion, or the most recent polymeric inclusion membranes), modes (two-phase or three-phase), and implementation in the instrumental technique (off-line, in-line, and on-line) have been developed to solve real-life problems around the world.

One of them is related to the contamination of waters (tap, river, and seawater) from both organic compounds (with drugs and personal care products as the most extensively analyzed) and inorganic species (metals and anions). Supported liquid membranes have been shown to be an efficient, simple, low-cost, and reliable alternative for the separation and determination of those species. However, improvements could be achieved in respect of the support (by changing the most usually employed compound, polypropylene, for other compounds such as polyvinylidene difluoride, ceramics, etc.) or the composition of the liquid membrane (interest has been focused on the substitution of classical solvents (1-octanol, nonanol, di-hexyl ether, etc.) for those more environmentally friendly such as ionic liquids or nanoparticles as carbon nanotubes, for example).

This Special Issue on “Recent Advances in Liquid Membranes and Their Applications” is focused on (but not limited to) the recent developments in supported liquid membranes for the separation and preconcentration of metals and metal species in environmental waters. In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Juan J. Pinto
Prof. Dr. Carlos Moreno
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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • liquid membranes
  • ionic liquids
  • seawater
  • wastewater
  • metals
  • organic compounds
  • emerging pollutants

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