Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Separation

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018)

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Interests: electro-and-photocatalytic reduction of CO2; membrane separation processes; ionic liquids; environmental sustainability assessment
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Dear Colleagues,

Climate change mitigation, in the short and long term, makes necessary the development of alternative approaches in energy-related processes.  In this context, membrane operations for CO2 separation are intensively being explored due to the fundamental engineering and economic advantages over conventional industrial processes. In line with the increasing attention that membranes have gained in the last few decades, the present Special Issue reports on the most important and latest fundamental and technological advances in CO2 separation processes using membranes under the three main approaches under study: i) sieve membranes, ii) non-dispersive absorption using porous membranes; and (iii) supported liquid membranes.
This Special Issue, "Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Separation", is open to manuscripts focused on polymeric, inorganic and mixed matrix membranes, as well as CO2-facilitated transport membranes and hollow fiber gas–liquid membrane contactors. Recent achievements for those systems and the main limitations and challenges to be faced are envisaged, considering the next steps that should be undertaken to advance as fast as possible towards realistic solutions for CO2 capture.
Authors are invited to submit their latest results; original papers, communications and reviews are welcomed.

Dr. Jonathan Albo
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • membrane technology
  • CO2 separation
  • polymeric membranes
  • inorganic membranes
  • mixed matrix membranes
  • facilitated transport membranes
  • hollow fiber membrane contactors

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Performance of Nanocomposite Membranes Containing 0D to 2D Nanofillers for CO2 Separation: A Review
by Saravanan Janakiram, Mahdi Ahmadi, Zhongde Dai, Luca Ansaloni and Liyuan Deng
Membranes 2018, 8(2), 24; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes8020024 - 14 May 2018
Cited by 60 | Viewed by 7391
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Membrane technology has the potential to be an eco-friendly and energy-saving solution for the separation of CO2 from different gaseous streams due to the lower cost and the superior manufacturing features. However, the performances of membranes made of conventional polymers are limited [...] Read more.
Membrane technology has the potential to be an eco-friendly and energy-saving solution for the separation of CO2 from different gaseous streams due to the lower cost and the superior manufacturing features. However, the performances of membranes made of conventional polymers are limited by the trade-off between the permeability and selectivity. Improving the membrane performance through the addition of nanofillers within the polymer matrix offers a promising strategy to achieve superior separation performance. This review aims at providing a complete overview of the recent advances in nanocomposite membranes for enhanced CO2 separation. Nanofillers of various dimensions and properties are categorized and effects of nature and morphology of the 0D to 2D nanofillers in the corresponding nanocomposite membranes of different polymeric matrixes are discussed with regard to the CO2 permeation properties. Moreover, a comprehensive summary of the performance data of various nanocomposite membranes is presented. Finally, the advantages and challenges of various nanocomposite membranes are discussed and the future research and development opportunities are proposed. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Separation)
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