Special Issue "Recent Studies of Membranes for Liquids Separation and Water Treatment, 2nd Edition"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 8 February 2024 | Viewed by 63

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA
Interests: membrane-based liquids separation; water treatment and desalination; surface and interface science; multifunctional surfaces and coatings
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Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Pekan 26600, Pahang, Malaysia
Interests: sustainable development goals; surface coatings and modifications; materials characterization; tribological properties
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In collaboration with Membranes, we are delighted to invite contributions to this Special Issue, “Recent Studies of Membranes for Liquids Separation and Water Treatment”. As an interdisciplinary area of study, membrane science and technology employ materials science, (bio)chemistry, and manufacturing technologies to design and fabricate membranes for an extensive range of functions. Separation is perhaps the cornerstone of the functions that have been conventionally offered by membranes. When a membrane is interfaced with a phase as a selective barrier, it can regulate the permeation or rejection of components under certain conditions, resulting in separation. In particular, membranes are attractive in the separation of liquids and in water treatment as they do not require thermal inputs or additives, and their operation enables relatively higher capital efficiency, and lower environmental impact compared to other conventional processes. Further, membranes are amenable to scalable and modular design. Meanwhile, issues such as durability, fouling, and permeability–selectivity trade-off remain the main challenges in applications that involve membrane-based separation.

The Special Issue aims to cover different aspects of the membranes employed in liquids separation and water treatment, including but not limited to, the following: (1) materials (e.g., organic or inorganic); (2) fabrication and characterization of physico-chemical properties; (3) process and configuration; (4) separation mechanism; (5) performance evaluation; (6) computational modelling (e.g., atomistic, kinetic, CFD) and simulation; and (7) industrial applications. The Special Issue is open to the submission of original research articles, short communications, and review articles as specified in the journal’s aims and scope.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Mohammadamin Ezazi
Dr. Moinuddin Mohammed Quazi
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.

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.


  • membranes
  • membrane-based separation
  • liquids separation
  • water and wastewater treatment

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