Special Issue "Nanocomposite Membranes for Water Treatment and Desalination"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 1548
Interests: ceramic and polymeric membrane processes; membrane bioreactors; nanobiohybrids development; biobased and eco-friendly nanofiber fabrication; membrane-assisted technologies for urban/drinking/industrial water treatment/specific recalcitrant organic pollutants/resource recovery/clean indoor environment/carbon dioxide capture; multicriteria decision-making tools for selection of membrane-based process alternatives; circular economy approach for re-use of end-of-life membranes
Nanocomposites are used in membrane technology to improve membrane material performance, reduce membrane fouling and extend membrane life. The production and use of these membranes is one of the applications of nanotechnology for water treatment. Nanocomposite membranes are manufactured by incorporating inorganic or organic nanoparticles (NPs) into the polymeric membrane matrix. In the use of membrane-based technologies for water treatment, the use of nanofillers is widespread to overcome the limitations of polymeric membranes and/or improve their performance. In recent years, nanocomposite membranes have been widely used in wastewater treatment; desalination; water treatment; and the removal of microorganisms, chemical compounds and heavy metals, etc. They are used to remove pollutants such as. Silver (Ag), titanium (TiO2), zinc (ZnO), copper oxide (CuO), carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene oxide (GO), aluminum (Al2O3), silicon (SiO2), iron (Fe3O4), cobalt (Co), zirconium (ZrO2), clay nanoparticles, and zeolite (NaX), as well as some new nanoscale materials, are being used to make these polymer membranes. These nanomaterials offer great advances, such as improving the mechanical properties of the membranes, improving their thermal stability, increasing hydrophilicity in water treatment, preventing the accumulation of pollutants, as well as increasing and improving rejection efficiencies and flux.
The aim of this Membranes Special Issue entitled "Nanocomposite membranes for water treatment and desalination" is to provide up-to-date information on the production of new types of nanocomposite membranes and their contribution to various membrane processes and applications in water treatment and desalination. In particular, recent studies are being promoted on the use of nanomaterials that offer more environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions or are produced using green synthesis methods without harming the environment. We intend to publish studies on the latest advances in innovative membrane technologies, both on an industrial and scientific level, as well as on value-added products and economic considerations, although papers on other relevant subjects will also be considered. The results of studies on the application of membranes produced with different nanomaterials in different membrane processes will lead to the formation of an extensive database, which is an important step for the large-scale usability and commercialization of these membranes.
We look forward to your contributions.
Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Emerging classes of promising water-purifying nanomaterials in membrane fabrication;
- Specific applications and treatment mechanisms of emerging nanomaterials in membrane systems;
- Mono and hybrid nano-structured materials for membrane fabrication: progress, challenges and prospects;
- Engineered carbon structures/composites/hybrid materials in membrane fabrication for potential application in water treatment and desalination;
- Membrane development with carbon-based materials (carbon nanotubes, graphene etc.) for removal of organic contaminants from water;
- Metallic nanoparticles for membrane fabrication: green synthesis, applications, and future perspectives;
- Clay-based nanomaterials for membrane fabrication and their application to the removal of specific contaminants from water;
- Multifunctional polymer-based materials for desalination membrane fabrication;
- Photocatalytic and antimicrobial multifunctional nanocomposite membranes for the treatment of priority and emerging pollutants in water;
- Use of cellulose-based materials in membrane fabrication for water treatment;
- Environmentally friendly and bio-based nanomaterials: innovative and sustainable solutions for membrane fabrication;
- Chitosan-based membranes for water treatment;
- Silica-based mesoporous materials for membrane development.
Dr. Derya Y. Koseoglu-Imer
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