Special Issue "Separation Techniques and Circular Economy, 2nd Edition"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 67

Special Issue Editor

Sino-Dutch R&D Centre for Future Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Key Laboratory of Urban Stormwater System and Water Environment, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, No. 1 Zhanlanguan Rd, Xicheng District, Beijing 100044, China
Interests: membrane separation; preparation of membranes; 2D materials; nanofiber; recovery of resources from wastewater; removal of trace contaminants in wastewater; sludge dewatering; micro–nano energy
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Dear Colleagues,

Efficient separation techniques play an important role in the process of resource recovery, such as physical, chemical, physico-chemical and/or biological methods selected for being low-cost, low-energy and free of secondary pollution. Additionally, the highest possible value added of the separated products is obtained to enhance the economy. For example, to address concerns regarding the contamination of water resources, various separation techniques, such as membrane separation, adsorption, ion exchange, solvent extraction, magnetic separation, filtration, flocculation, sedimentation and centrifugal separation with physico-chemical processes, have been developed for wastewater treatment to effectively recycle various substances such as phosphates, humic substances, biological plastics, cellulose, polysaccharides, proteins, lipids, extracellular polymer substances, organics and precious metals.

This Special Issue of Membranes, entitled “Separation Techniques and Circular Economy, 2nd Edition”, is a continuation of the first Special Issue. This Special Issue aims to address novel separation technologies involving resource recovery in wastewater treatment or other fields. It seeks to include, but is not limited to, recent progress in separation technologies, both at the industrial and scientific levels, as well as studies related to value-added products and economic assessments.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Daqi Cao
Guest Editor

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  • separation techniques
  • membrane separation
  • liquid–solid separation
  • clean separation
  • extraction
  • resource recovery
  • value-added product
  • economic assessment

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