Special Issue "Surface Modification and Performance Enhancement in Membrane Separation Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 13432
Interests: membrane separation technology; membrane distillation; surface modification; photothermal materials; electrothermal materials; ligand synthesis; and polymer synthesis.
The advancement of membrane separation technologies has provided solutions and improved separation and purification of liquids, vapors and gases, for use in a plethora of fields, from desalination and wastewater treatment to carbon capture and hydrogen purification. The key to an effective and efficient membrane separation process lies in the interaction between the feed fluid and the material of or on the membranes or membrane support structures. This fluid and material interface is where most of the mass and heat (in thermal-driven membrane processes) transfer takes place, making performance enhancement of membrane separation technologies inseparable from the surface modification of membranes and membrane support structures.
We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue on Surface Modification and Performance Enhancement in Membrane Separation Technologies. It focuses on surface modification of membranes and membrane support structures (i.e., spacers, woven or non-woven supports) to enhance performance of membrane separation in liquids, vapors and gases.
This Special Issue aims to provide insights into the selection and optimization of the materials used for the surface modification of the membranes and membrane support structures, as well as the underlying principles of how the surface modification improves the performance of the membrane separation processes. We welcome papers related to the surface modification of membranes and membrane support structures to enhance membrane separation processes by improving flux and/or selectivity, mitigating fouling, improving cycle performance, etc. Computational analysis explaining fluid surface interactions in membrane separation processes would also make a great addition to this Special Issue.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following: membrane separations, surface modification, computational fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics simulations, and polymer and ceramic chemistry.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Tan Yong Zen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Membrane separations
- Surface modification
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Molecular dynamics simulations
- Flux enhancement
- Selectivity enhancement
- Fouling mitigation
- Cycle performance