Research in MOF/COF-Based Membranes

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 122

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Mechanical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE, UK
Interests: advanced materials engineering; phar-ma/biopharmaceuticals; drug-delivery; antibiotic resistance; separation and purification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As we all know, membranes are essential components in various aspects of science and technology, and they serve as a key component in a range of applications including water filtration, oil–water and gas separation, etc. The current dominant membrane technology is polymer based and suffers from high energy consumption, fouling/biofouling, poor selectivity and specificity, and it has greater environmental concerns. Membranes such as polyvinylidene fluoride and polytetrafluoroethylene are inexpensive and thermally and mechanically robust; however, due to their hydrophobic nature, they are highly susceptible to fouling which dramatically degrades and results into low efficiency. Surface engineering of these membranes has attracted wide-spread attention recently. However, the need for complex post-synthetic passivation/functionalisation makes it challenging. Superhydrophobic membranes also make it harder to facilitate the detection and selective removal of micropollutants. Two-dimensional materials such as graphene/graphene oxide have shown excellent promise but suffer from the lack of control on selectivity, fouling resistance and poor stability in water. The use of reticular materials, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs) has attracted considerable attention in membrane research field due to their unique and highly tunable porous structure. This Special Issue is focused on the further research and development of MOF/COF-based membrane technology which could potentially phase out the decade-old polymeric membranes.

Dr. Vikramjeet Singh
Guest Editor

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  • metal-organic frameworks
  • covalent organic frameworks
  • membranes
  • pollutants
  • polymers
  • separation

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