Novel Nanomaterial Membranes for Efficient 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 2024) | Viewed by 299

Special Issue Editors

School of Marine Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai 264209, China
Interests: nanomaterial membranes; functional membrane materials; 2D nanomaterials; water treatment; organic solvent nanofiltration
State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, School of Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China
Interests: catalytic membranes; ceramic membranes; nanomaterials; advanced oxidation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Membrane-based technology has a broad range of separation abilities at the molecular level. It has been widely adopted in the field of separation because of its high separation efficiency, low cost, and simple modular design. Membrane materials play a crucial role in membrane separation performance. The most common membrane building blocks used to fabricate membranes are polymeric materials. However, traditional polymeric membranes still suffer various challenges such as wide pore size distribution, long-term stability, mechanical strength, and operation in harsh environments, which deteriorate their separation performance. To address this issue, various novel nanomaterials, such as graphene-based nanomaterials, metal–organic frameworks, covalent–organic frameworks, and MXene, have been explored as membrane materials to enhance separation efficiency. This has opened up a new research area centered around next-generation membranes fabricated by nanomaterials for separation purposes.      

This Special Issue, titled “Novel Nanomaterial Membranes for Efficient Separation”, focuses on recent advances in nanomaterial-based separation membranes. The Special Issue will accept original research articles and reviews on various subject areas, including (but are not limited to) (i) design and synthesis novel membrane nanomaterials; (ii) the characterization of novel membrane micro-structures; (iii) the fabrication and modification of nanomaterial-based membranes; (iv) the enhancement of membrane separation efficiency; and (v) mass transport and separation mechanisms of novel nanomaterial membranes.

Dr. Xiao Sui
Dr. Zhiqiang Sun
Guest Editors

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  • nanomaterial
  • membrane material
  • separation membrane
  • seapration efficiency
  • membrane performance

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