Special Issue "Graphene Oxide Membrane for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 156

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mengchen Zhang
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Guest Editor
School of Biotechnology and Health Sciences, Wuyi University Jiangmen 529020, China
Interests: Graphene oxide membrane
Dr. Chao Xing
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Guest Editor
UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: graphene oxide membrane
College of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, China
Interests: mxed-matrix membranes; 2D-materials membranes; gas separation; pervaporation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Membrane separation technologies have revolutionized various industrial processes due to their low cost, high efficiency, and environmental sustainability. In recent years, the emergence of two-dimensional graphene oxide material has brought about new possibilities in membrane design, offering unique atomic thickness and tuneable physical and chemical properties as an ideal membrane building block. High-performance graphene oxide membranes featuring well-defined nano/subnanometer-scale channels for controllable mass transport (for instance, gases, liquids, and ions) display tremendous potential for precise and selective molecular/ionic separation, and have been utilized in a broad spectrum of important applications related to the resources, energy, and environment fields.

The purpose of this Special Issue, “Graphene Oxide Membrane for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications”, is to collect recent advancements on developments and applications of innovative graphene oxide membranes. Original research articles, reviews and communications on membrane fabrications, membrane characterizations, channel constructions/regulations, transport and separation mechanisms, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations/calculations, membrane stability and scaling up technologies of graphene oxide membranes, and their utilisation and integration within sustainable energy and clean industry applications in fields including, but not limited to, gas separation, liquid separation, water purification, desalination, ions extraction and energy storage and conversation are welcome. 

Dr. Mengchen Zhang
Dr. Chao Xing
Prof. Dr. Gongping Liu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • graphene oxide
  • graphene oxide membranes
  • nano/subnanometer-scale channels
  • molecular/ionic separation
  • membrane performance
  • membrane applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Fabrication of Nickel/Copper-Doped GO and rGO Nanocomposite Electrodes for Fuel Cell Application

Authors: Mohamed Shaban et al.,

Affilaition: Nanophotonics and Applications Lab, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, 62514, Egypt
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