Special Issue "Organic Solvent Nanofiltration and Molecular Separation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 532

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Qin Liu
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Guest Editor
College of Environmental Engineering, Jimei University, Xiamen 361021, China
Interests: desalination; organic solvent nanofiltration; ultrafiltration membrane technology; polymeric materials nanocomposite materials
Dr. Kayode H. Lasis
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Guest Editor
College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China.
Interests: membrane separation; extreme pH nanofiltration; organic solvent nanofiltration; ultrafiltration; polymeric materials; nanocomposite materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Organic solvents are used throughout the pharmaceutical, food, chemistry and petrochemical industries and often create liquid waste streams. However, there remains both an economic and environmental imperative to recover these often expensive and harmful organic solvents. Nowadays, increasing environmental attention is driving research into membrane separation technology as a promising green separation method. Organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) offers considerable value in this field for its ability to effectively separate molecules from organic solvents. This Special Issue will cover and highlight organic solvent nanofiltration and molecular separation. Topics include, but are not limited to, organic solvent nanofiltration, molecular separation, antifouling, OSN-assisted repetitive synthesis, membrane transport models and process design.

Dr. Qin Liu
Dr. Kayode H. Lasis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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  • organic solvent nanofiltration
  • molecular separation
  • novel membrane materials
  • membrane fouling
  • membrane technology
  • membrane application

Published Papers

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