Carbon Nanotube Membranes: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 71

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L7, Canada
Interests: membrane separation; nanocomposites; environmental functional materials; process intensification; wa-ter/wastewater treatment
School of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
Interests: membrane-based separation processes; wastewater treatment and resource recovery; synthesis and appli-cation of water treatment materials
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Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L7, Canada
Interests: electrochemical membranes; electrochemistry; nano-composites; bipolar membranes; ion-exchange mem-branes; membrane manufacturing; thin films; hollow fibers; water and wastewater treatment; value from waste
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been recognized for their exceptional electrical, thermal, and physical properties, as well as for their ability to impart these properties to the enhancement of membranes. Such nanocomposite membranes have gained attention for their synergistic adsorptive, reactive, catalytic, electrochemical, and/or conductive properties, which are imparted by CNTs, thereby enabling a wide array of engineered applications such as electrified water treatment, membrane catalysis, desalination, gas separation, sensing, energy storage, biomedical applications, and process intensification. The focus of research has been on increasing membrane selectivity, fortifying membrane mechanical durability, mitigating fouling, enhancing (electro)catalytic performance, and reducing costs for scale-up and bulk manufacturing. Moreover, the chemistry and materials implemented for the synthesis of CNT-based composite membranes have been improved for surface modification, bulk modification, and thin film deposition.

This Special Issue, “Carbon Nanotube Membranes: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application”, welcomes original papers and reviews on the rational synthesis, characterization, understanding, and application of novel CNT membranes with regard to topics such as liquid and gas separation, fouling mitigation, thermal and energy storage, contaminant degradation, membrane modeling, and other novel membrane applications. All submissions to this Special Issue will go through a peer-review process. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. 

Dr. Yichen Wu
Dr. Ming Chen
Dr. Charles-François de Lannoy
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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.


  • carbon nanotubes
  • nanocomposites
  • separation techniques
  • membrane modifica-tion
  • membrane process intensification

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